Good Grief

14 & 15 November


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.

Originally slated for the 2020 Edinburgh Fringe and shortlisted for the New Diorama and Underbelly Untapped Award, we're thrilled to present this hilarious gut-punch of a show on national tour.

London premiere.

Quotes & Reviews


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

The Company

About Ugly Bucket:

Ugly Bucket are one of the UK's most exciting young theatre companies, combining clowning, music and verbatim text to tackle taboos head-on. Led by artistic directors Grace Gallagher and Rachael Smart, they're based in Liverpool and are part of the New Diorama's Emerging Company Programme. Previous productions include ABC (Anything But Covid), commissioned by HOME in Manchester, and NSDF and Liverpool Fringe award-winnner Bost-Uni Plues.

Creative Team: 

Created by: Grace Gallagher, Rachael Smart
Choreography: Grace Goulding, Alice Lapworth
Design: Sascha Gilmour, Kirsty Barlow
Lighting: Liz Barker
Sound: Duncan Gallagher

Cast & Creatives



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