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.

See previous show dates

Bush Theatre, London

November 13, 2014

November 14, 2014

November 15, 2014


July 16, 2015

July 17, 2015

July 18, 2015

July 19, 2015

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

August 18, 2015

August 19, 2015

August 20, 2015

August 21, 2015

August 22, 2015

August 23, 2015

August 25, 2015

August 26, 2015

August 27, 2015

August 28, 2015

August 29, 2015

August 30, 2015

Royal Exchange, Manchester

April 20, 2016

April 21, 2016

April 22, 2016

April 23, 2016

The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

May 6, 2016

May 19, 2016

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre

October 6, 2016

October 19, 2016

October 20, 2016

October 22, 2016

Washington Arts Centre

November 10, 2016

November 11, 2016

Rabenhof Theater, Vienna

January 18, 2017

January 20, 2017

January 21, 2017

Duke Studios, Leeds

March 30, 2017

March 31, 2017

Trouble at Mill, Sunnybank Mills, Farsley

April 1, 2017

April 2, 2017

Birmingham Rep

May 11, 2017

May 12, 2017

May 13, 2017

May 17, 2017

May 18, 2017

May 19, 2017

May 20, 2017

Pulse Festival - New Wolsey Studio

June 7, 2017

Soho Theatre, London

November 7, 2017

November 8, 2017

November 9, 2017

November 10, 2017

November 11, 2017

November 11, 2017

November 14, 2017

November 15, 2017

November 16, 2017

November 17, 2017

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 we 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.

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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