Ugly Bucket presents

Good Grief

When: Saturday 7th August 2021 

Performance Time: 7:30pm  

Tickets: Pay What You Feel (booking essential) 

Running Time: Approx. 60 mins 

Age Recommendation: 14+ 

Live Audience: Socially distanced tickets will be available and will sell out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions. 

Online Audience: The performance will be live streamed   

A dying man’s wish: for Ugly Bucket to create a show about death.  Will it be subtle? Will it be sophisticated? Probably not, but it’s his funeral. Literally. 


The multi award winning company Ugly Bucket process the death of a friend in the only way they know how: through a high energy maelstrom of clowning, movement, verbatim, and thumping techno tracks. 


Following the death of a friend, Ugly Bucket turned to their unique style of clowning, music and physical comedy to create a show that explores grief in a way you would never expect (nor forget). Working with Care Merseyside and The Good Grief Trust, they gathered verbatim experiences and built around them a bizarre, bass-filled, electric experience. Good Grief uses comedy to spark honest conversations, create unity, and share memories.


"It’s fast, it’s funny and it plumbs the emotional depths exquisitely"

The Stage


Featured by BBC Stories, Good Grief is a paranormal physical performance of loss and the memories left behind.

4 masked performers hold their hands in the air and surround a fifth performer with white facepaint on. The four outside performers look mischievious and ghoulish, whereas the performer in the middle looks scared and shocked. Orange and purple lighting surrounds them along with a jagged, angular abstract set.