Image: Laura Furner
Stop Giving Me Grief is a startling new play from director and writer Gemima Hull that navigates a deeply personal account of loss.
Mum is dead.
And will probably still be dead tomorrow.
It's highly likely Mum will be dead for the rest of time too.
They've got some questions about this thing called Grief:
Should it get easier?
Is that just cheating?
Is anyone even in charge?
Growing cultural interest in grief as an organic and fruitful experience is evident in recent artworks such as Taryn Simon's An Occupation of Loss at Islington Green, which invited audiences to witness mourning as an act of performance.
And with organisations such as Dying Matters implementing this idea of accepting mortality and grief through their Death Awareness Week, Stop Giving Me Grief explores how this growing acceptance of grief as an acceptable topic of cultural discussion can be approached through theatre.
Stop Giving Me Grief is a two person show about what happens to the living when people die, and whether we can ever be normal again after grief snuggles up next to us.
All events are real - and at the request of the survivors - audiences are being asked to leave pity at the box office.
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Author: Gemima Hull
Director: Gemima Hull
Designer: Grace Venning
Dramaturg: Katie Greenall
Production: Laura Furner