Etiquette Of Grief

Ellie Harrison presents

Etiquette Of Grief

Tue 12 Nov 2013 | 7.30pm (55 mins) | £9/£7

A playful and provocative solo performance exploring our ways of dealing with public and private grief.

In a piece at once heart-wrenching and heart-warming, performer Ellie Harrison explores the wide-ranging emotions that follow an overwhelming loss, taking the audience on an irreverent journey through the variously uncomfortable, funny and peculiar rituals of mourning, and suggesting a guide for dealing with both public and private grief in all its glorious – and less glorious – manifestations.

Incorporating her own online alter ego, Ellie also asks questions about the nature of public grief – does the British ‘stiff upper lip’ help or inhibit how we deal with our feelings, and is there such a thing as a collective identity that affects how we grieve? – before offering coping mechanisms, moral support, a little musical accompaniment and a large splash of port.


Praise for Etiquette Of Grief:

“Ellie Harrison punctures the pomposities – both personal and collective – associated with grieving. Her gently ironic delivery keeps you constantly guessing: is this serious or not? It’s both. One in a series of seven grief projects by Harrison, I look forward to more.”
The Observer

“Breathtaking” ****
Yorkshire Post



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