With a coffin full of sympathy snacks, Jack Rooke and his 85-year old Nan Sicely invite you to the happiest town in Britain, where Dad’s dead and the only thing to eat is lasagne.
Celebrating finding happiness after tragedy, Rooke’s critically acclaimed debut blends comedy, storytelling and film to explore how we treat the bereaved and the state of welfare for grieving families.
Another compelling production from Soho Theatre, Good Grief was shortlisted for the Best Show by an Emerging Artist in the Total Theatre Awards 2015.
Jack Rooke is a comedian, writer and regular panellist on BBC Radio 1’s The Surgery. He has presented a BBC Radio 4 comedy adaptation of Good Grief and his own BBC Three documentary about happiness, due to air in early 2017.
Directed by Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Initial development by Leisa Rea
Running Time: 60 mins
Age Recommendation: 14+
Jack Rooke: Good Grief Performances
|Tue 13 Jun||7:30pm|
|Wed 14 Jun||7:30pm|
|Thu 15 Jun||7:30pm|
|Fri 16 Jun||7:30pm|
|Sat 17 Jun||7:30pm|
‘Engaging, frank and humorous.’ New York Times
‘Good Grief wins you over with openness and hilarity.’
Lyn Gardner, Guardian
Rooke is a delight to spend an hour with, cheerily but sensitively tackling the most painful of subjects and finding hope in them.’
‘A mesmerising whirlpool of cleverly-written, tenderly shocking and awfully funny anecdotes’
★★★★★ Gay Times