Ugly Bucket Theatre: Good Grief

Mon 1 January 0001 - Thu 9 December 2021

A dying man’s last wish: for his friends to create a show about death.

Will it be subtle? Will it be sophisticated? Probably not, but it’s his funeral. Literally.

Multi award-winning physical comedy company Ugly Bucket process the death of a friend in the only way they know how – through a kinetic maelstrom of outrageous clowning, personal testimony and a thumping techno soundtrack.

“It’s fast, it’s funny and it plumbs the emotional depths exquisitely... exciting, innovative work” The Stage

About Ugly Bucket Theatre
Ugly Bucket are a Liverpool-based company that combine clowning, music and verbatim text to tackle taboos head-on. Their shows are funny, fast, physical, and hit you right in the gut. Their previous Edinburgh Fringe sell out productions include Bost-Uni Plues and 2 Clowns 1 Cup. More recently they we’re commissioned by HOME Manchester to create ABC (Anything But Covid) – which is available to watch online. Ugly Bucket are part of the New Diorama Emerging Company Programme and have been described as “one of the freshets companies at the fringe”.

Content warning: This show is about grief and contains personal accounts of bereavement. Every story has been treated with love and respect and, in sharing these stories, Ugly Bucket and the voices featured in the show hope to spark healthy and open conversations about grief, to help audiences feel less isolated.


£14, £12

Recommended ages 12+ 
Duration: 1 hr
Latecomers welcome

Unreserved seating - for your comfort and safety, we’re selling at a reduced capacity. 

COVID safety: In line with Welsh Government legislation, you’ll need to show a COVID Pass or proof of a recent negative test result to attend. For further details, click here. We have a number of measures in place to ensure that your visit is enjoyable and as safe as possible. Find out more here.

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