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Five mime artists are pulling comical stances and expressions. They are interacting with props that symbolise grief and death such as an oversized coffin, handkerchief, tear drops and flowers.

Good Grief

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A breath-taking, important piece of work. Go. It’ll make you feel alive.”   FEST MAG ★★★★★

A dying man’s last wish: for his friends to create a show about death.
Will it be subtle? Will it be sophisticated? Probably not, but it’s his funeral. Literally.

Multi award-winning physical comedy company Ugly Bucket process the death of a friend in the only way they know how – through a kinetic maelstrom of outrageous clowning, personal testimony and a thumping techno soundtrack.

It’s fast, it’s funny and it plumbs the emotional depths exquisitely… exciting, innovative work'”The Stage

The UNTAPPED award winner and Edinburgh Fringe sell out hit Good Grief is a paranormal physical performance of loss, and the memories left behind, brought to you by ‘one of the UK’s most exciting young theatre companies’New Diorama.

A unique, innovative show about grief which is not only funny but goes beyond entertainment and is profoundly affecting.”  EDINBURGH GUIDE ★★★★★


From £12

Presented by

Ugly Bucket in partnership with The Unity Theatre

Dedicated to

Tim Miles

Supported by

Arts Council England and Slunglow

Directed by

Rachael Smart and Grace Gallagher

With thanks to

Care Merseyside, Dramatic Recovery and every individual who shared their story

Age Guideline


Content Advice

This show is about grief and contains personal accounts of bereavement. Further information can be found here.

Post show talk

There will be a post-show talk after the 3pm performance on Sat 4 Mar, hosted by Brum Yodo.

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Fees & Charges

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All performances of Good Grief will be captioned.



Adam Nicholls
Angelina Cliff
Canice Ward
Grace Gallagher
Jessica Huckerby

Creative Team


Grace Gallagher
Rachael Smart

Music & Sound

Duncan Gallagher

Set and Costume Design

Sascha Gilmour

Set and Costume Design

Kirsty Barlow

Stage Management

Kaila Sharples

Lighting Design

Liz Barker

Guest Choreography

Grace Goulding
Alice Lapworth

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