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 and Washington Arts Centre on 10 Nov. The 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

New Executive Director - Tessa Gordziejko

We are delighted to announce today that Tessa Gordziejko is confirmed as the company’s new Executive Director. Tessa is currently Creative Director of imove and Chair of Red Ladder Theatre.

Tessa takes over from Mark Hollander, who has been the Company’s Executive Director since 2013 and leaves the company to take up the role of Executive Director at Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre, one of the UKs leading contemporary dance companies.

Tessa is an Arts Producer and Consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the cultural sector, most recently delivering imove, ...


Join us: recruiting for a new Executive Director

Part time (3 days per week / 24 hours)
Based at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Salary £30-36,000 (pro rata) dependent on experience

As Mark Hollander takes up a new position with our friends at Phoenix Dance, we have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding person to join our small, high performing senior management team and co-lead the company through an exciting time of new projects and ongoing growth. Based in Leeds (currently at the West Yorkshire Playhouse) the Executive Director will work closely with Artistic Director Jon Spooner and Executive ...


The Astro Science Challenge gets on shortlist for a Charity Award

We are delighted to announce that we've made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.

We've been shortlisted in the Arts, Culture & Heritage category for the The Astro Science Challenge project, an interactive space science adventure designed to inspire children aged 7-11 in STEM subjects.

In 2010 we accidentally set up our own space agency as a way of telling inspirational stories about science through space exploration. Six years later and the Unlimited Space Agency works closely with the ...


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