Theatre

Good Grief

Sometimes people are dead before they die. Sometimes they just die.

  • Dates 04 - 08 Oct
  • Time 9:30pm, 5:00pm (45 minutes)
  • Venue Club Voltaire
$28.00
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Close up on womans face with shocked expression. Dirt and smeared lipstick. She is looking off camera.
Shot of woman's face surrounded by dirt, emerging from the dirt.

Image Credit: Georgia Wilkinson

Close up on womans face with shocked expression. Dirt and smeared lipstick. She is looking off camera.
Shot of woman's face surrounded by dirt, emerging from the dirt.
  • Written and Performed by: Georgina Pender

  • Directed by: Lauren Bennett

  • Directed by: Georgia Wilkinson

Nominated for 'Best in Theatre' - Sydney Fringe 2023

Good Grief is a tragicomic solo show about a complicated young woman navigating a complicated inheritance.

At 21, Georgie has a choice between her estranged mum’s life and a job in San Francisco. She gets a call 4 hours before her flight home to Sydney... and like that, she's gone.

As executor of the will, Georgie is tasked with clearing up the mess her mum left behind. Sorting kitchen accoutrements makes her think of all else her mum has given her, and whether Vinnies accepts inherited characteristics? Through her mother, and her grandmother's stories, Georgie pieces together the darkness that links them all.

A story of intergenerational trauma, grief, and the burden of inheritance.

"They made you afraid of the darkness because you can’t see, and of the daylight because you can."

Debuted at Adelaide Fringe 2023.

"Brilliant and absolutely not to be missed." - Chuck Moore Reviews

"[Georgina Pender] has a gift for finding unexpected humour in the darkness." - Theatre Red

"A very special show that deals with a difficult subject with humour and tac, but also realness." - Theatre Thoughts

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