Show dates: Am I Dead Yet? previewed at The Bush, London in November 2014, going on to two weeks at The Traverse as part of the 2015 Edinburgh Festival, and then touring in the UK and Europe throughout 2016 and 2017.

Performances: Not currently available for booking. No current performances

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 Stage Managed by Simon Perkins 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? was 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 was inspired by research into contemporary developments in resuscitation science and made in collaboration with Emergency Care doctors and professionals.

As part of the show hosted Death Cafes at many of the venues/places we toured 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.

Toured to:
Soho Theatre, London | 7-18 Nov 2017
Pulse Festival, Ipswich | 7 June 2017
English Theatre, Berlin | 17-20 May 2017
Birmingham Rep | 11-13 May 2017
Slung Low HUB, Leeds | 2 April 2017
Trouble at Mill, Sunnybank Mills, Leeds | 1 April 2017
Seven Arts, Leeds | 31 March 2017
Duke Studios, Leeds | 30 March 2017
Rabenhof Theater, Vienna | 18-21 Jan 2017
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre | 11 Nov 2016
Washington Arts Centre | 10 Nov 2016
The Lowry, Salford | 22 Oct 2016
The Civic, Barnsley | 20 Oct 2016
CAST, Doncaster | 19 Oct 2016
ARC, Stockton | 6 Oct 2016
Norfolk and Norwich Festival | 19 May 2016
North Wall, Oxford | 6 May 2016
Royal Exchange, Manchester | 20-23 April 2016
Traverse, Edinburgh | 18-30 Aug 2015
The Bush, London | 13-15 Nov 2014


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

Discussing Death in Leeds - engagement activities

My name is Anna and I am a freelance producer working in Leeds. I am currently on a mission set by Unlimited to engage the people of this city with Am I Dead Yet?, their new show about death, dying and how we don’t talk about it enough.

Firstly, we really don’t talk about it enough. When I told friends and family about the talk I was going to on planning a good funeral, no one was that keen on coming with me. Maybe it's because I am too ...

Am I Dead Yet? Leeds Mini Tour

2017 is a Big Birthday for us at Unlimited Theatre and this Spring, to celebrate 20 years in Leeds, we are bringing our award winning cabaret-style show about death & dying to our home city in a ‘mini tour’ of local venues.

Am I Dead Yet? is performed by Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe.  It's an uplifting show of stories and songs (and some belly laughs) about what happens when we die, how we think about dying, how we don’t talk about it enough… and how some of us ...

January Newsletter

We've got lots of plans for 2017 and you can read all about them in our January newsletter.

There's details in it about how to download our fabulous Astro Science Challenge app, new tour dates for Am I Dead Yet?, including 4 nights in home town Leeds at the end of March. And also a NEW SHOW called How I Hacked My Way Into Space about Jon's journey from garden shed dreamer to actually being in space.

Further treats being developed in 2017 include:

• a collaboration ...

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