Jack Rooke: Good Grief Tour 2017

Soho Theatre and Jack Rooke present

Jack Rooke: Good Grief Tour 2017

  • Mon 27 Mar - Sat 24 Jun 2017

‘Engaging, frank and humorous.’
New York Times

With a coffin full of sympathy snacks, Jack Rooke and his 85-year old Nan Sicely invite you to the happiest town in Britain, where Dad’s dead and the only thing to eat is lasagne.

Celebrating finding happiness after tragedy, Rooke’s critically acclaimed debut blends comedy, storytelling and film to explore how we treat the bereaved and the state of welfare for grieving families.

Another compelling production from Soho Theatre, Good Grief was shortlisted for the Best Show by an Emerging Artist in the Total Theatre Awards 2015.

Jack Rooke is a comedian, writer and regular panellist on BBC Radio 1’s The Surgery. He has presented a BBC Radio 4 comedy adaptation of Good Grief and his own BBC Three documentary about happiness, due to air in early 2017.

Tour Venues

Oxford Playhouse – Burton Taylor Studio
Mon 27 – Tue 28 Mar
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Seven Arts, Leeds
Fri 28 Apr
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Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor University
Sat 29 Apr
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Machynlleth Comedy Festival
Sun 30 Apr
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Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
Wed 3 & Thu 4 May
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Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Fri 5 May
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Live, Newcastle
Wed 10 & Thu 11 May
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Hull Truck Theatre, Studio
Fri 12 & Sat 13 May
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HOME, Manchester
Wed 17 – Fri 19 May
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Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall, Studio, Leamington
Sat 20 May
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Brighton Old Market, Brighton Fringe
Mon 29 May
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Pulse Festival at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Wed 7 Jun
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Soho Theatre, London
Mon 13 – Sat 17 Jun
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The Bike Shed, Exeter
Tue 20 – Sat 24 Jun
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‘Engaging, frank and humorous.’ New York Times

‘Good Grief wins you over with openness and hilarity.’
Lyn Gardner, Guardian

Rooke is a delight to spend an hour with, cheerily but sensitively tackling the most painful of subjects and finding hope in them.’
★★★★ Scotsman

‘A mesmerising whirlpool of cleverly-written, tenderly shocking and awfully funny anecdotes’
★★★★★ Gay Times