#PULSE17 – Ugly Chief

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A look at the British Funeral Industry and dealing with death

A preview performance presented by Victoria Melody.
Produced by Farnham Maltings

Mike Melody (TV antique dealer celebrity) was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Victoria was put in charge of planning the funeral her Dad would want - complete with eulogies, a congregation dressed in tangerine Blackpool FC colours and a New Orleans jazz procession. A year later the doctors realised they had misdiagnosed Mike. But they are going ahead with the funeral anyway…

To make this show Victoria trained to be a funeral director. Using those experiences and a huge amount of research Ugly Chief looks at the British Funeral Industry and how we deal with death in modern society.

Ugly Chief is a comedy based on true events performed by a genuine father and daughter. It’s a eulogy for a living soul. It explores the taboos around death and its practicalities, and the fractious relationship with a parent whose opinions you don’t always agree with.

www.victoriamelody.com
Twitter: @victoriamelody


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Running time: 1 hours 50 minutes

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Saturday 03 Jun 2017

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