Producers of Good Grief, starring Fleabag star Sian Clifford and Nikesh Patel, announce 250 free viewing passes are available to anyone under 21 thanks to donors keen to support the theatre industry.
The free passes are available on a first come basis by providing proof of date of birth in an email to [email protected]
The production will be available to view from February 15, 2021 until April 15, 2021.
Sian Clifford (best known and BAFTA-winning, Emmy and Critics Choice Award nominated as Claire, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s uptight sister Claire in the global phenomenon ‘Fleabag’) and Nikesh Patel (‘Foaly’ in ’Artemis Fowl’, directed by Kenneth Branagh) are to star in the global online premiere of ‘Good Grief’ by Lorien Haynes.
Good Grief, directed by Natalie Abrahami (‘Anna’ at the National Theatre, ‘Machinal’ at 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. ‘Good Grief’ was rehearsed on Zoom, then filmed in a studio adhering to all Covid protocols.
Sian said: ”It’s neither film nor theatre, it’s a hybrid that’s why it’s so thrilling to be part of it, something that is so innovative and has been born entirely of this chaos. It’s really thrilling, a bit of a brain maze, structured around the stages of grief. I always said it would take a lot to get me back on stage, but the play blew me away, I absolutely tore through it, it made me weep. And I loved the idea of doing something radical and helping save our industry and to keep people engaged with the arts.”
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 streamed online which can be viewed across the world, from the best seat in the house – your own.