Death Suits You

Musicals and Opera (dark comedy, new writing)

  • Bedlam Theatre - Bedlam Theatre
  • 18:30
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: Sam Hooper
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Show of the Week Winner VAULT Festival 2023. We all feel underappreciated at work, and Death is no exception. Death (personified) puts a lot of work into the way we die, and never gets the credit he deserves. Across an hour, Death takes us through the artistry involved in ensuring that each and every one of us meets our maker. This musical black-comedy shows the lighter side of the inevitable. Death Suits You features an original book, lyrics and score by Sam Hooper and Robert Tripolino. Directed by Gabrielle Scawthorn.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the accessible entrance there are steps on two levels. First there are a couple of steps from the public pavement into the building's enclosure. Second, after a short distance, there are a few more steps that lead into the building, directly into the box office area. Please visit our website for a video/audio tour of the access routes and entrances.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Alessia Lowcock 38 days ago

Great concept and so brilliantly done! The humour was deliciously dark and the choreography/singing was masterful! (how he did all that in a suit I will never get over lol) Every element of the show from tech to props/set was just incredible too - shoutout to whoever designed those file boxes, I had a proper giggle at those!

Flagman 42 days ago

After finishing this show, I got so annoyed that there were empty seats in the theatre.

It was an amazing one man show. Brilliant plot. Brilliant concept. Expertly performed.

This show is a beautiful dark comedy and a fringe must see.

Also..... if it affects your choice, this venue has the comfiest seats.

Emma Smart 43 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this show. A very unique story and concept, beautifully told by a very talented actor, singer and dancer. Definitely one to see. Highly recommend

Emma Grieve 43 days ago

This show blew me away. Every detail is well thought out and the stories stay with you. The range in this performance was incredible. Would highly recommend .

Karen Lange 48 days ago

Really enjoyed this one. Hooper is crazy talented. It’s a marathon of a show for him, including song, dance, monologue, and even rap. Makes you feel a gamut of emotions. Highly, highly recommend.

W 48 days ago

Really talented piece of work that has clearly had a lot of planning and practice to perform!

W H 49 days ago

Riveting monologue from Death personified who is concerned their work is not fully appreciated, punctuated with entertaining dance and musical numbers. A great watch.

Dominique Alexander 54 days ago

The absolute best thing I’ve seen at the fringe in years! So cleverly written, wry and witty whilst also being incredibly engaging. A truly talented performer and a perfect representation of what the fringe is all about - twists and turns with emotional range that keeps you desperate for just one more death! A must see.

TJ Taylor 59 days ago

5* Show.
True talent on stage. It took many twisting surprises. I loved the dark humour and how they had weaved both song and dance into such an interesting concept. Please add this show to your fringe line up.

Glenys Mclaren 59 days ago

One man show with accompanying musician. Sam Hooper plays Death, with a brilliant commanding stage presence. He tells how he has always orchestrated death, and always will, including our own.He narrates, dances and sings through his account, elaborating the details of individual deaths he has planned. This morbid and macabre theme has a very well written script, excellently interpreted. It is surprisingly very funny and keeps up audience interest throughout. Highly recommended.5*

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Playbill 40 days ago

Deliciously dark, sadistic, and smart

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The Reviews Hub (4/5 stars) 41 days ago

A well-crafted and beautifully dark plea from Death himself for us humans to appreciate him more.

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 45 days ago

A confident performer who speaks with clarity and charisma

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Lost In Theatreland (3/5 stars) 53 days ago

Hooper’s interpretation of Death is clever and funny. With delicious vocals, and excellent musical talents, Death Suits You has a lot to like

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