Celebrate by Callum Cameron was shortlisted for the Finborough Theatre’s 2018 Radius Drama Award, it is directed by Lucy Wray (Resident Almeida Assistant Director), performed by Brian Tynan, set design by Sophia Pardon and lighting design by Rachel Sampley. It is produced by Fledgling Theatre.
“Some people teach, some people save lives, but not everyone has the skill I have…I realised my own calling for it when I was at Trevor’s mother’s funeral.”
After years of false starts and missed chances Howard has finally found his calling in life. He’s recently qualified as a funeral celebrant. He’s making a difference to society, at last, he feels like he matters.
We follow Howard through his successes and failures as he attempts to become the most in demand funeral celebrant in the country, only to discover an incident from his past that continues to haunt him. Celebrate is a tragicomic monologue that examines the routines that govern how we cope with loneliness and grief, and how we are shaped by the stories that we create.
Celebrate is sponsored by The Institute of Professional Celebrants, there will be an open Q & A session following the Saturday 23rd February Matinee performance in the Liana Lounge with Stuart Morris, director of The Institute of Professional Celebrants. (https://www.instituteofprofessionalcelebrants.org)
It is also a part of Let’s Talk @ VAULT Festival with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Fledgling Theatre develop and create new writing. Their most recent show ‘They Built It. No One Came.’ ran at the Edinburgh Fringe before a UK Tour in 2017. They will be following on from ‘Celebrate’ with a three week run of their next show ‘Neck Or Nothing’ at the Pleasance and Greenwich Theatres this Spring.
Celebrate is at VAULT Festival 20th to 24th February 2019.