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


*** It will come as no surprise that due to the COVID 19 situation the spring tour is cancelled and we hope to be re-scheduling all shows and performing again in the autumn, or when is safe to do so. We hope you all stay safe and well.***


Wed 13th May | Mount Edgcumbe Hospice | St Austell | cornwallhospicecare.co.uk | 01726 839156 | free event | 6.30pm

Fri 15th May | Bedford Daycare Hospice | Bedford | bookings: bedforddaycarehospice.org.uk | 01234 352015 | £10 | 7.30pm

Sat 16th May | Old Park Meadow Natural Burial Ground | Chelmsford | bookings: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/outside-the-box-a-live-show-about-death-tickets-98014968409 | 01245 806332 | £10 | 3pm

Wed 27th May | The Hive | Shrewsbury | bookings: www.sandgig.co.uk | free event | 11am – 3pm | Part of the SAND initiative EMBRACE A Culture of Inclusion

Fri 29th May | Blythe House Hospicecare | Derbyshire | bookings: [email protected] | 01298815388 | £10 | 7pm

Sat 30th May | St John’s Centre | Manchester | bookings: stjohnscentre.org | 0161 872 0500 | £5/£4 | 8pm


Wed 21st – Fri 23rd Oct | Workshop at Charney Manor with Liz Rothschild and Rose-Anne O Hare ‘Weaving Death back into Life’ | Oxfordshire | bookings and info: https://www.charneymanor.com/events/

Fri 23rd Oct | Chipping Norton Theatre | Chipping Norton | bookings: https://www.chippingnortontheatre.com/whats-on | 01608 642350

Thur 29th Oct | Blackwells Bookshop | Oxford | Launch of Outside the Box – Everyday Stories of Death and Life by Liz Rothschild, published by PCCS |  info: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/events/

Hundreds of stories gathered from her life and work and from audiences around the country accompanied by expert commentary from a wide range of professionals. An informative, moving, provocative and uplifting read.

Thur 29th Oct – Sun 1st Nov | Kicking the Bucket Festival: A Festival of Living and Dying | Oxfordshire | info: https://kickingthebucket.co.uk

A wide variety of events inc Speed Dating with Death, Day of the Dead Ceilidh, creative workshops, sessions on grieving, home funerals, performances and many free resources. Food for the body and the heart.


First day of rehearsals

Any questions?

Get in touch with Liz using the website contact form.