Death Pantomime | Eddie Small | Drama

6 Aug | 7.45-8.45PM | St John's Church | £5

Jean’s body was mislaid in a funeral director’s premises in 1936, and, unknown to her family, her coffin was subsequently buried stuffed with turnips to make up the weight. Eighty years on and the funeral director finds her under a tarpaulin and has placed her dusty body (thankfully pre-embalmed) next to Sharon, who died the previous day. The coffined corpses get to talking, and singing, accompanied by the elderly funeral director. Their exchange of tales of their deaths and times (sometimes hilarious, sometimes serious) will be regularly interrupted by the funeral director who will explain and invite responses from the audience.

The event is part of 'Death on the Fringe', a series of shows and events exploring death and dying which takes place during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe each year. 'Death on the Fringe' is curated by the ongoing charity-led campaign, Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, which works to promote more openness about death, dying and bereavement.