How to Be a Better Human

Theatre (comedy, poetry)

  • Summerhall - Red Lecture Theatre
  • 18:00
  • Aug 8-14, 16-21, 23-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Brave Words
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes about death and greif, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Captioning
    Audio Described
    Signed Performance
    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 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

'2019... I lost Dad. Well, I didn't lose him. I knew where he was – in the coffin at the front of the crem.' A spoken word comedy about grief, loss and self-acceptance telling Chris' story of losing Dad and Wife in the space of a few months. Exploring lightness and humour in death and divorce. How we can lose everything and find the strength to rebuild. How growing a beard can be the best decision of your life and why some hedgehogs are absolute dickheads. 'True artistic vulnerability' (Leeds Playhouse).

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General venue access

  • Captioning
    Audio Described
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, follow access ramp around the front of the made in Adelaide bar, into the main reception, take a right down the corridor past the cafe and through the light-saber corridor. The Red Lecture Theatre (x) – 14 steps down to the space, a further 10 steps through the seating and onto the stage. There is lift access only with prior notice to Summerhall Management.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • 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.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Signed performances

  • Dates: 10 August, 17 August
  • Interpreter: Interpretation provided through partnership with Deaf Action - Not Selected
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

Audio described performances

  • Dates: 10 August, 17 August, 9 August, 4 August
  • Type: Integrated
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.
  • More about this show: Listen to audio flyer

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 13 August, 14 August
  • Type: Closed (Own Device)
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Lyn Gardner - The Stage 1 day ago

"a refreshing message in a likeable, low-key spoken-word show. Singleton is honest and entertaining."

DMez 1 day ago

Brilliant. Difficult subject handled with care and humour. Go and see.


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Dates, Times and Prices