Soho Theatre & Jack Rooke

JackRooke:GoodGrief

Directed by Gabriel Bisset-Smith

Initial development by Leisa Rea

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Soho Theatre & Jack Rooke

Jack Rooke: Good Grief

Directed by Gabriel Bisset-Smith

Initial development by Leisa Rea

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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.

Nominee: Best Show by an Emerging Artist - Total Theatre Awards 2015

Recommended Age: 14+ 

Contains strong language

‘Engaging, frank and humorous’

The New York Times

‘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’

The Scotsman

‘Good Grief wins you over with openness and hilarity’

The Guardian