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Dead Good
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About the show

Bob and Bernard don’t have that much in common. But after a chance meeting at their weekly hospice group, they realise they share one ambition – to do some serious living before they die.  So, with a bottle of Bollinger and the keys to Bernard's Bentley in hand, they hit the road, and take on one final, death-defying adventure.

Originally commissioned by London International Mime Festival, Dead Good is a funny and poignant theatre show celebrating friendship - and the importance of living every precious day to the full. Bubbling with humour and awash with pathos, this beautifully crafted production is performed entirely without words.

Dead Good is accessible to deaf and hard of hearing audiences without BSL interpretation.

Suitable for 12 years +

5 stars ★★★★★ “Go see Dead Good, you’ll be inspired to enjoy every day...Tammy Gooding: BBC Hereford and Worcester 

Vamos Theatre is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Dead Good is a co-production with Corn Exchange Newbury and a co-commission with London International Mime Festival, made with support from The Leche Trust. 

Staging

Total Tour Personnel: 4 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 mins, no interval
Suitability: 12 years +
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.

Accessibility

We have developed a strong reputation for creating work that attracts people who are less engaged in arts and culture. Audiences find our full mask theatre 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 deaf audiences who don’t miss out on the action, as there’s no need for BSL interpretation.

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.

Show clips

Trailer

Reviews

5 stars ★★★★★
The most perfect and powerful 75-minutes of silent storytelling you’re likely to see.
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Catherine Jones, Arts City Liverpool

This show takes a viewer so deep into oneself that one is left dazed somehow...Wonderful just so wonderful.
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Owen J Lewis, Love Shrewsbury

Go see Dead Good, you’ll be inspired to enjoy every day, but take some tissues.

Tammy Gooding, BBC Hereford and Worcester

5 stars ★★★★★
This is a masterclass in beautifully crafted and articulate full mask acting.

Elliot James, Drama and Theatre Magazine

With lots of laughter and fun throughout, at the end when the lights are fading, you could have heard a pin drop…and there wasn’t a dry eye left in the theatre.
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Emma Trimble, Behind the Arras

a show bubbling with humour and awash with pathos.
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Chris Eldon Lee, Midlands What's On

a mesmerising and life-affirming piece of theatre.
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Claire Howden, The Reviews Hub

The company has a strong, identifiable style and a real knack for making sensitive, issue-based popular entertainment. They know how to connect!

Donald Hutera, Dance and Performance critic The Times

I loved this thoughtful production.
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Dave Massey, Brum Hour

…delicately mixes great pathos and ridiculous schoolboy humour.
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Brett Herriot, ScotsGay Arts

Dead Good leaves a lasting, and uplifting impression.
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WJ Quinn, The Scottish Play

5 stars ★★★★★
Dead Good is one of those rare productions that restores a sense of perspective and is good for the soul.

Elliot James, Drama and Theatre Magazine

Walkabout

As part of the Dead Good offer, we have a special full mask Walkabout act designed to promote the show or take part in health and care events. For more details, see our Walkabout page.

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

 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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