THE DEATH SHOW – Antonia Beck and Lucy Nicholls

18th February 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

image (c) Pamela Raith



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

Drawn together by their shared fear of death, “thanatophobes” Lucy Nicholls and Antonia Beck 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 fascinating research project carried out by the artists, that included training as celebrants, an artists’ residency at an undertaker’s and spending time with hospice patients.

“Brave, tenacious, funny and deeply thought provoking.”

Claire Birch, Assistant Producer, RSC

Quote from the artists:

“Through this project we realised how important and necessary it is for us as individuals and as a society to talk about death. It shouldn’t be a subject matter that is discussed in whispers; talking about death can be incredibly life affirming. With The Death Show, we hope that people will take up our invitation to come together to celebrate their own mortality, maybe laugh, maybe cry and ultimately bring death out of the shadows and into the light.”

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



Twitter: @The_Death_Show

Supported using public funding from Arts Council England, with additional support from Birmingham Repertory Theatre, BrumYODO, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust, mac Birmingham and Shoot Festival, Coventry.

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