Jack Rooke: Good Grief

The Good Grief Project and Francesca Moody present

Jack Rooke: Good Grief

  • Mon 4 – Sat 9 Apr 2016, 7pm
  • £15 (12.50)

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NOMINEE: Best Show by an Emerging Artist – Total Theatre Awards 2015

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.

Directed by Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Developed with Leisa Rea

Jack was a member of SYC Comedy Lab 2014-15.

Running Time: 60 mins
Age Recommendation: 14+
Contains very strong language

Q&A with the company
Wed 6 Apr, 8pm
Part of Red Button Theatre Events in association with Bertha Dochouse

‘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 humorous.’
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

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