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Dead Good

Introducing our new production for 2020...

Dead Good

Colin and Bob have something in common - they don’t intend to die. Trouble is, Colin’s got a dicky heart and Bob’s been lucky to reach 70, what with his mis-spent youth and all. So when Colin’s GP gives him some very bad news, the pair realise there’s only one course of action – to give the Grim Reaper a run for his money.

In the spirit of not taking things lying down, Vamos Theatre brings us a gloriously funny, wordless theatre show, celebrating the unexpected joys of a jolly good death.

So don’t be late!

Why are we making it?

People don’t talk about death, so we decided to start the conversation.

Why is death taboo, when it happens to all of us? If we learn to be more open, individually and as a society, can we help each other to face the inevitable? Is there such a thing as a good death? And by seeing death for what it is, do we truly value living?

Created in collaboration with hospice staff, undertakers, medical professionals, grief counsellors, people who’ve lost loved ones and those who face, or have faced, dying, Dead Good is an exploration of death but, most importantly, a celebration of life - and an opportunity to get people talking and thinking about the ultimate shared experience.


Total Tour Personnel: 5 performers + 1 technician
Venue Technical Staff Requirements:  A minimum of 2 resident technicians for get-in, performance calls and get out, to be provided by the venue; no contras
Min. stage area: negotiable, with an ideal minimum of 7 metres depth x 7 metres width x clearance of 3 metres to grid
Duration: 70-80 mins, no interval (tbc)
Suitability: 12 years upwards
Lighting:  We tour with one technician, so a lighting pre-rig is essential, and a blackout is required
Sound: We operate sound on QLab using our own laptop with an external soundcard, running 4 x 1/4" jack outputs to 4 speakers: we provide 2 x onstage speakers and require the venue to provide suitable front-of-house speaker set up.
Min get in time: Approximately 8 hours, depending on venue and with a pre-rig (essential) in place.
Max get out time: The get out starts immediately after the final show and takes a maximum of 2 hours. Please note this also includes time for post-show audience engagement, something venues find very beneficial.

Please note that Dead Good is in the process of being created and these outlined requirements will be confirmed in due course.


Over the years, we have developed a formidable reputation for creating work that attracts people who are often less engaged in arts and culture. Audiences find our full mask theatre entirely accessible, because it’s highly visual and unerringly human. We connect with diverse audiences, and because there is no barrier of words to overcome, we attract people whose first language isn’t English. We have a strong following among d/Deaf audiences who don’t miss out on the action, as there’s no need for signing.

Audience Engagement

To give the best possible value and audience experience, we can offer official Post Show Chats or a less formal chance to meet and chat with the performers after the show in the foyer.

Chilled Performances

We believe in making our work as accessible as possible, and we work with bookers to encourage as many Chilled Performances as we can.

Chilled Performances are for anyone who may be put off going to the theatre because they need a more flexible and easy-going theatre environment. Audience members can come and go freely during the show (low level houselights will be on), noise and movement in the audience are no problem, there are small adjustments to the lighting and sound to try to limit shocks or stresses, and venue staff are on hand to help and support.

We also provide venues with Visual Story guides for our shows, which explain what happens using pictures and accessible text.

If you think you might be interested in hosting a Chilled Performance, please get in touch with us to see how we can help.

Learning and Participation

Vamos Theatre offers workshops for schools, colleges and universities, which can run alongside a performance booking, which give a unique experience of full mask and physical theatre. You can find out more information on our Learning pages.

Further information and booking

Dead Good is available to book by venues and promoters for performances from February 2020. For further information, please contact Claire Morton, Executive Producer on 01905 312921 or by email on claire[at]vamostheatre.co.uk

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