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The Death Show

Photo by Graeme Braidwood

7.30pm. £8/£6 concessions. 

Death is a bit grim, isn’t it? Morbid, macabre and even unmentionable. But should death be the final taboo? It happens to everyone, after all. Perhaps it’s time we brought death out of the shadows by discussing it.

Drawn together by their shared ‘thanatophobia’ (fear of death), Antonia Beck and Lucy Nicholls invite you to embark on a journey of discovery, contemplation and courage. Take time to celebrate your own mortality, laugh, cry, stick two fingers up at the Grim Reaper and discover why talking about death is ultimately life affirming. 

The Death Show is the result of a wide range of research, which has included training as celebrants, being artists in residence at an independent funeral directors and spending time with hospice patients.

Creative team:
Created and performed by Antonia Beck and Lucy Nicholls
Directed by Bernadette Russell
Produced by Sarah-Jane Watkinson, Outer Circle Arts
Visuals by Liam d'Authreau
Photography by Graeme Braidwood

The Death Show is supported using public funding from Arts Council England and the Sir Barry Jackson Trust, with additional support from mac Birmingham, A Natural Undertaking, BrumYODO, Fair Oaks Day Hospice and Shoot Festival. Winner of the Artist Development Award, Shoot Festival Coventry 2017. Produced by Outer Circle Arts. | @The_Death_Show

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Date and time

21–22 February 2018

Please note
This is now a past event.


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28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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