GOOD GRIEF

Presented by The Good Grief Project and Francesca Moody

NOMINATED: TOTAL THEATRE AWARDS BEST SHOW BY AN EMERGING ARTIST

PERFORMANCES:
Soho Theatre
4th - 9th April 2016

CREATIVE:
Written and performed by Jack Rooke
Director: Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Development: Leisa Rea

PRESS

"A mesmerising whirlpool of cleverly-written, tenderly shocking and awfully funny anecdotes."
★★★★★ Gay Times

"Rooke is a delight to spend an hour with, cheerily but sensitively tackling the most painful of subjects and finding hope in them."
★★★★ Scotsman

‘“Wins you over with openness and hilarity."
Lyn Gardner, Guardian

"Engaging, frank and humourous."
New York Times

"A beautiful combination of tongue-in-cheek humour and point blank honesty."
★★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★★ West End Frame

"Rooke is a delight to spend an hour with, cheerily but sensitively tackling the most painful of subjects and finding hope in them."
★★★★ Scotsman

"Fresh, brave, poetic.. keeping audiences laughing through inevitable tears – testament to true comic talent."
★★★★ FringeGuru

One of four highlights in The New York Times’ Edinburgh Fringe Roundup

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.

Rooke’s critically acclaimed debut hour blends comedy, storytelling and film to explore how we treat the bereaved whilst challenging proposed welfare cuts for grieving families and celebrating finding happiness after tragedy.