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.


Oxford Playhouse – Burton Taylor Studio
Mon 27 – Tue 28 Mar

Seven Arts, Leeds
Fri 28 Apr

Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor University
Sat 29 Apr

Machynlleth Comedy Festival
Sun 30 Apr

Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
Wed 3 & Thu 4 May

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Fri 5 May

Live, Newcastle
Wed 10 & Thu 11 May

Hull Truck Theatre, Studio
Fri 12 & Sat 13 May

HOME, Manchester
Wed 17 – Fri 19 May

Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall, Studio, Leamington 
Sat 20 May

Brighton Old Market, Brighton Fringe
Mon 29 May

Pulse Festival at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich 
Wed 7 Jun

Soho Theatre, London
Mon 13 – Sat 17 Jun

The Bike Shed, Exeter
Tue 20 – Sat 24 Jun

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