Next Door But One’s production makes the audience laugh, cry and think, until they leave the venue feeling shaken, but also irremediably uplifted
Many people in the audience cried, laughed and stayed after the show to thank the director and cast for their touching piece. Their productions are buzzing with energy, originality and are guaranteed to emotionally involve their audiences. I am excited to see what Next Door But One present as their next production because, based on this play and their previous work, future events are destined to be fantastic.
Myra is busy off work with dying, Alec is trying to get the boiler fixed, Harriet is eating cous cous in burial grounds and Jenna is doing what she's always done...being Jenna.
Laura Wade's witty and poignant look at terminal illness, shows what happens to the dynamics of a family when the coldest of afflictions sets in.
The one act play exploring death, dying and grief headlined York's Dead Good Festival 2019, which connected audience members to other workshops and presentation on end of life care, funeral planning, will writing and bereavement services.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the performances at York Cemetery Chapel and St Nicks Nature Reserve were offered as 'Pay What You Feel' with all proceeds going to St. Leonard's Hospice.