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
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
We've got lots of plans for 2017 and you can read all about them in our January newsletter.
There's details below 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 with ...
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
Have a look at our calendar if you're also interested ...
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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