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Stop Giving Me Grief – A play

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Date(s) - 27/06/2018 - 28/06/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Mirth Marvel and Maud

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STOP GIVING ME GRIEF

Mirth Marvel and Maud, 186 Hoe Street, London, E17 4QH
Wednesday 27th June 19:15, Thursday 28th June 2018 20:45


A CHALLENGING NEW PLAY ABOUT THE PROCESSES OF GRIEF


Stop Giving Me Grief is a startling new play from director and writer Gemima Hull that navigates a deeply personal account of loss for two one-hour shows at Mirth, Marvel and Maud this June.

Mum is dead. And will probably still be dead tomorrow. It’s highly likely Mum will be dead for the rest of time too.

They’ve got some questions about this thing called Grief: 

Should it get easier? Is that just cheating? Is anyone even in charge?

 

Growing cultural interest in grief as an organic and fruitful experience is evident in recent artworks such as Taryn Simon’s An Occupation of Loss at Islington Green, which invited audiences to witness mourning as an act of performance. And with organisations such as Dying Matters implementing this idea of accepting mortality and grief through their Death Awareness Week, Stop Giving Me Grief explores how this growing acceptance of grief as an acceptable topic of cultural discussion can be approached through theatre.

Gemima Hull’s comments: “Grief is something everyone will or has experienced, but it is something we have a limited vocabulary to be able to discuss. I wanted to create a world on stage that gave the performers and audience a space to interrogate what it is we feel when someone dies, why we feel it, and how do we live with it going forward. Organisations such as the Death Cafe and Life Death Whatever inspired me to treat grief with humor, rage and an openness to discourse in this production and I simply hope I’ve been able to emulate these qualities by opening up my own trama to help others be open about theirs.”

Stop Giving Me Grief is a two person show about what happens to the living when people die, and whether we can ever be normal again after grief snuggles up next to us. All events are real- and at the request of the survivors- audiences are being asked to leave pity at the box office.

Tickets: http://www.ftffestival.com/tickets/grief/

£10 / 8 concessions