Show dates: On tour in the UK and Europe from April 2016. Available to book for theatres, festivals and other events. Contact our Producer, Christie Hill

Performances: Am I Dead Yet? Autumn 2016 confirmed dates are ARC Stockton on 6 Oct, Cast in Doncaster on 19 Oct, Barnsley Civic on 20 Oct, The Lowry in Salford on 22 Oct, Washington Arts Centre on 10 Nov and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on 11 Nov. Then we're in Vienna in February 2017 with more to be announced!

Duration: 55mins

For ages: 14+

Who's the show for? Anyone interested in what happens to us when and after we die, science, stories and music.

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

Full credits for everyone involved in this show

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


Am I Dead Yet? - Bush Theatre, Nov 2014

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


News for this show

Recruiting for new board members...

Hello and thanks for your interest in joining Unlimited.

This is an exciting time for the company – financially stable with healthy reserves and a small, high performing team developing and delivering a fantastic range of projects. If the idea of helping us to continue to thrive interests and excites you, we’d love to receive an application from you.

We are recruiting first and foremost for a new Chair of our Board of Directors. In this position you will lead the Board and its ongoing development, so we ...


Death Cafes

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
CAST, Doncaster

20 October: 4pm-5.30pm
The Civic, Barnsley

22 October: 3pm-4.30pm
The Lowry, Salford

10 November:4pm-5.30pm
Arts Centre Washington

Have a look at our calendar if you're also interested ...


Wanted in Doncaster - Engagement Practitioner for Am I Dead Yet?

Am I Dead Yet? is the new show from Unlimited Theatre inspired by research into contemporary developments in resuscitation science and made in collaboration with Emergency Care professionals.
We are re-touring the show in Autumn 2016, and as part of that tour, are investigating the role that engagement work across a range of scales (from full workshops, to informal meetings and conversations with groups and potential audience members) can support audience development, particularly in areas where audiences are less used to contemporary work.  We’re looking for an Engagement Practitioner to lead some of these activities in Doncaster in the run up to the show ...


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