Jack Rooke: Good Grief (3 stars)

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Jack Rooke, armed with a coffin full of sympathy snacks and some video input from his beloved Nan, hashes out the awkwardness of discussing death, using his wit and humour to address an often-difficult subject.

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Jack Rooke: Good Grief


With a coffin full of sympathy snacks, Jack Rooke and his 85-year old nan invite you to their weird and wonderful world of bereavement. Blending comedy, film and storytelling, Rooke's debut hour examines how we treat bereaved people, and challenges proposed 2016 welfare cuts for grieving families in Britain. Using humour to break down the awkwardness of discussing death, Good Grief aims to celebrate lost loved ones and finding happiness after tragedy. 'Rooke's anecdotes are hilarious' (BroadwayBaby.com). Featured on BBC Radio 1's Guide To Happiness. So You Think You're Funny 2014 semi-finalist. thegoodgriefproject.com.

Contains occasional strong language and themes relating to bereavement and grief.

Age category: 14+

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