written and performed by Chris Thorpe and Jon Spooner in consultation with Dr Andy Lockey
funded by Arts Council England and The Wellcome Trust and with support from Resuscitation Council (UK)
an Unlimited Theatre production
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Written and Performed by Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe Directed by Amy Hodge Designed by Takis Lighting Design by Katherine Williams Sound Design by Pete Malkin Created in consultation with Dr Andy Lockey
Death is no longer a moment. It is a process. A process that can be reversed.
Performed by Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe, Am I Dead Yet? is filled with stories and songs about death and dying and about how we don’t talk about it enough. Which is actually a lot more fun than it sounds. The show is inspired by research into contemporary developments in resuscitation science and made in collaboration with Emergency Care doctors and professionals.
As part of the show we’re intending to host a Death Cafe at each venue/place we tour to:
At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. Our Death Cafes are always offered… on a not for profit basis; in an accessible, respectful and confidential space; with no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action; alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!
Welcome to the show. We hope you can make it.
Easily the funniest show that’s ever made me realise that I’m already gliding soundlessly down the (Vincent Price voice) DEATH SPECTRUM
- Megan Vaughn - Synonyms for Churlish
Thorpe and Spooner are charismatic performers... full of energy and style
- Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
Tonally masterful, and ultimately uplifting
- Katrina Congalen, WOW 24/7
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As part of The Astro Science Challenge we commissioned Becky Parry – a Research Fellow at Nottingham University’s Faculty of Social Sciences where she is currently working full time on the TALE project, 'Tracking Arts Learning and Engagement' with professors Christine Hall and Pat Thomson. Previously she worked as a lecturer in Childhood Studies and Education at the University of Leeds.
You can read the full evaluation here....
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As part of the Am I Dead Yet? tour this autumn, we are running a number of Death Cafes, where you can drink tea, eat cake and discuss death in an informal and friendly environment.
There's no need to book, you can just turn up:
6 October: 4pm-5.30pm
ARC, Stockton Arts Centre
19 October: 4pm-5.30pm
20 October: 4pm-5.30pm
The Civic, Barnsley
22 October: 12pm-2pm
The Lowry, Salford
Arts Centre Washington
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