The Death Show

Dates and Times

30 Jan - 1 Feb 2020 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/£10 (concession)

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Presented by Antonia Beck and Lucy Nicholls

Death! A bit grim, isn’t it. Morbid, macabre and even unmentionable, but does it have to be that way?

Drawn together by a shared fear of death, Lucy Nicholls and Antonia Beck present The Death Show. A funny, surreal, reflective and unashamedly honest show about death.

Climb aboard the coffin and embark on a journey of discovery, as we journey into the unknown on a quest to understand society’s fear of death and why we struggle to accept our own mortality. This entertaining, playful and poignant show is as much about contemplating death as it is about reflecting on the importance of living life to the full.

Celebrate your own mortality, laugh, cry, stick two fingers up at the grim reaper and discover why talking about death is ultimately life-affirming.

Written by Antonia Beck, Lucy Nicholls and Bernadette Russell
Performed by Antonia Beck and Lucy Nicholls
Directed by Bernadette Russell

Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Arena Theatre Wolverhampton. With additional support from BrumYODO, Shoot Festival, Midlands Arts Centre and the Sir Barry Jackson Trust.


“Nicholls and Beck took the challenge of turning their own self-reflection into something to share – resulting in comedy, self-deprecation, biological facts, and a Breakfast Club fist pump in the face of fear…delivered through a beautifully balanced story of hope, humour and fear.” – Birmingham Review

“Truly brilliant show. Witty, sad and totally relatable. Never seen anything like it.” – Audience Comments

“The Death Show takes an important subject – how we face the end of life and how we face life itself – and shakes it up… And despite the fact it may at first seem like a depressing subject, The Death Show is both fun and life-affirming.” – Weekend Notes

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This performance contains themes of death & dying / death anxiety and has an age recommendation of 14+


This performance contains haze / Smoke machine.

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About the company

Beck & Nicholls are award-winning theatre-makers with a playful, dynamic & cross-artform approach to making contemporary,process-driven work. As artists and creative producers, we have created, developed and delivered national touring productions, artist development programmes, arts education and community engagement projects,cross-artform festivals, digital art projects, site-specific and outdoor work, and other socially-engaged projects | Twitter: @the_death_show | Instagram: @the_death_show | #deathshow2020 #thedeathshow

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