Grave Concern

Theatre (comedy, new writing)

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  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Theatre 1
  • 22:25
  • Aug 10
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Gravely Concerned Theatre (University of Cambridge)
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, OtherAdult themes (Death)
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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There are only two remaining vacant graves in the family plot – and Uncle John will not miss out on one. Cue a morbid dogfight with vindaloos, Belgian girlfriends, and handbag-wielding octogenarians. This piece of new writing from Cambridge student Connor Rowlett treads the line between morbid farce and naked drama as it explores the lives of a Northern Irish family who just can’t seem to change the subject from death. 'Completely unexpected and absolutely hilarious' ( 'Truly great writing, amusing hijinks and emotional gut-punches' (Varsity).

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Gareth F 8 days ago

Grave Concern typifies what is so good about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - new talent being showcased alongside more established acts - and Grave Concern held it’s own.
A great script brought to life by an enthusiastic young cast, playing to a well deserved full house.

Sophia 10 days ago

Very funny show that also manages to pull at the heartstrings. Loved it. Go and see it.

Sean O'Neill 10 days ago

This is an absolute gem of new writing at the Fringe, I would urge anyone looking for well crafted drama (and a lot of laughs) to go. Tight, hilarious writing and buoyant, charismatic performances - I had an absolute blast.

Marcus B 11 days ago

This is a very cleverly written dark comedy, delivered with great gusto by the cast. Hilarious banter and interwoven dialogues, fast paced scenes, with some curve balls thrown in (why Belgian?) that work well in an eclectic mix. Great fun. Marcus

Rachel Dobbs 11 days ago

Get a ticket for this show. It’s a great hour of entertainment. Brilliantly written dark comedy with superb acting.

Maria 12 days ago

Hilarious and thought provoking drama. Great acting and writing. Throughly enjoyed this play. *****

Simon, Susan & Nicki 13 days ago

We really enjoyed ‘Grave Concern’ last night! A hilarious, witty and emotionally powerful black comedy, well written and brilliantly acted. Definitely recommend this to others!

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 14 days ago

An ambitiously farcical black comedy...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 15 days ago

Literary and/or socio-cultural ‘context’ references go with the territory of student work. In Grave Concern, from Gravely Concerned Theatre (University of Cambridge), it’s briefly Samuel Beckett’s How It Is vs. Waiting for Godot. No contest, you might think. Wrong. For the rest, writer/Director Connor Rowlett does not quite put Father Ted...

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