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Playing until 15 Apr 2021
Good Grief, directed by Natalie Abrahami (Anna, National Theatre, Machinal, Almeida), is a romantic comedy about grief.
Sharp, funny, brutal, irreverent and quintessentially British.
At a time when the theatre world is faltering, with theatres closed and jobs cut, this online filmed production sees the convergence of a new theatre and screen team to create a theatrical format which will stream online and be downloadable worldwide, giving employment to the industry.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: 16+
Good Grief was rehearsed on Zoom, then filmed in a studio adhering to all Covid protocols.
Gala Gordon and Isabella Macpherson, of Platform Presents will co-produce with Amy Gardner of Finite Films.
Also part of this predominantly female strong team are Isobel Waller-Bridge, re-partnering with Sian Clifford having worked with Sian on Fleabag, who is developing the sound design and score.
Alongside her is Fin Oates as Editor, (I Hate Suzie...), award-winning Emma Dalesman as Director of Photography, and Natalie Pryce as Production Designer (winner, Production Designer, Black Theatre Awards 2020).
Good Grief follows the success of Platform Presents' world first, online, live, theatrical production of Tom Stoppard's A Perfect Peace starring David Morrissey, Jenna Coleman, Denise Gough, Ed Stoppard and Maggie Service, which garnered a clutch of 5-star reviews in in May 2020.
It will be the first in a season of productions.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Emma Dalesman
EDITOR - Fin Oates
2ND CAMERA OPERATOR - Ben Baily
COLOUR GRADER - Holly Greig
BTS FILM MAKER - Elijah Grant
SOUND DESIGNER & COMPOSER- Isobel Waller-Bridge
SOUND RECORDIST - Rowena Coleman
SOUND MIX - Gibran Farrah & Rory de Carteret
PRODUCTION DESIGNER - Natalie Pryce
DIT - Helen Vidler
HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST - Charlotte Broadbent
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Author: Lorien Haynes
Composer: Isobel Waller-Bridge
Director: Natalie Abrahami
Designer: Natalie Pryce
Sound: Isobel Waller-Bridge
Production: Gala Gordon and Isabella Macpherson, of Platform Presents co-produce with Amy Gardner of Finite Films.