OUTSIDE THE BOX – A LIVE SHOW ABOUT DEATH

Liz is a performer, celebrant and award winning burial ground owner. Her unique insights and experiences have created a highly original and beautifully cathartic show, combining mercurial tales and miraculous truths, collected over the years from life’s finishing line.

Funny, wise and taboo busting; Outside The Box confronts the ‘Elephant in the room’ with grace and humour, asking its audience to embrace mortality and look on the bright side of life, with a weave of untold and surprising stories, a hint of history and some pithy commentary on the funeral industry (from one who knows!).

I loved this show! I can’t think of anything quite like it. Liz manages to talk about something that affects us all, but we never talk about. She makes it both every day and profound, and moves us to laughter and tears. She also empowers us, not in a wishy washy way, but with real concrete recipes for action. It’s a really useful show. She could be the Mary Berry of death!

Mike Kenney

Olivier Award Winning Playwright

“A remarkably refreshing and important show, gently dancing on the line between playful irreverence and necessary solemnity” Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Festival 2016

“I’d like to see it performed in every Fringe Festival and every village hall in the UK!” Zelah Senior, Brighton Fringe 2016

“Incredibly uplifting and often very funny…delivered to the audience with compassion and understanding.”  Swindon Advertiser 

“A poetic and gently humorous performance that dispels our misunderstandings about the etiquette around death and reveals the possibilities and alternatives to convention and ritual, that may no longer feel true to our own lives and those we love. All those who work in Palliative Care should see this AND so should all those who don’t. Put it on your bucket list now.”  Dr Anna Hume, Hospice Doctor

 

2019 TOUR DATES

SPRING 2019

Tuesday 26th March | Medical Symposium | Southampton University (private event for students)

Wednesday 3rd April | Chesil Theatre | Winchester | bookings: https://www.chesiltheatre.org.uk/, £10, 7.45pm 

Tuesday 9th April | The Living Well | St Helens | (public engagement event by invite only – contact the ACP team 01744 646810). Free entry (£10 charge for non-attendance), 1.30pm  

Friday 3rd May | Keech Hospice Care | Luton | bookings: www.keech.org.uk/whats-on, £10, 7.30pm 

Thursday 16th May | Heart and Soul Funerals | Riverstone, Buckfastleigh | bookings: [email protected] 

Saturday 18th May | West Country Association of Counsellors Conference | Buckfastleigh Abbey Conference Centre | (private event for delegates – contact http://wacsouthwest.org.uk/)

Sunday 19th May | The Court Theatre | Tring, Herts | contact Rennie Grove Hospice Care: [email protected],or book here | £5, 6pm

Wed 22nd May  | hosted by Oakhaven Hospice, Lymington | more info TBC: www.oakhavenhospice.co.uk 

Thursday 23rd May | Span Arts | Ysgol Caer Elen, Haverfordwest | bookings: http://www.span-arts.org.uk/whats-on/[email protected], £10/£8 (advance), 6pm 

Friday 24th May | Evesham Festival of Words | Friends Meeting House, Evesham | bookings: www.eveshamfestivalofwords.org/Programme, 07871285606, £10, 7pm 

Saturday 25th May | Town Hall | Leamington Spa | bookings: [email protected], 07960040985, £10, 3pm

Sunday 21st July | Word Up! @ Buddhafield Festival | Taunton | bookings: https://www.buddhafield.com

AUTUMN 2019 

Wednesday 2nd Oct | Universal Hall | Findhorn | bookings: www.universalhall.co.uk 01309 691170 | 7.30pm £12/10/8

Tuesday 8th Oct | Paisley Hospice | Paisley (details TBA)

Thursday 10th Oct | Lauren and Hardy Museum, Ulverstone | Cumbria | bookings: https://www.stmaryshospice.org.uk | 8pm, £10

Saturday 12th Oct | Birch Community Centre | Manchester | bookings: [email protected] 0161 224 1770 | 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm), £10,

Sunday 13th October | Cheese and Grain | Frome (details TBA)

Tuesday 29th Oct | Pilgrims Hospices | Canterbury (details TBA)

PLUS MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!

First day of rehearsals

Any questions?

Get in touch with Liz using the website contact form.