#PULSE18 – Suicide Notes… the spoken word of Christopher Brett Bailey

Performed on Fri 8 Jun


A live action short story collection for the depraved, the depressed and the death obsessed.

A different-every-night, shouting & reading show... stories, poems and black humour. Bailey’s words deliver a linguistic kaleidoscope of caustic cartoons, crackpot prophesies and demented erotica. Verbal diarrhoea, dirty jokes, venomous poetry, and tall tales that corkscrew deep into nightmares. Tonight he is a voicebox and a microphone and nothing more: a potty mouthed poet, a reverend with a forked tongue, a standup comedian from hell, delivering a symphony of verbal adrenaline and twisted humour, a dense, poetic blend of the hallucinogenic and the hardboiled, a live action short story collection for the depraved, the depressed and the death obsessed.

Writer / performer: Christopher Brett Bailey
Dramaturg: Anne Rieger
Producer: Beckie Darlington

Supported by Arts Council England. Commissioned by Theatre in the Mill. Support from ARC Stockton Arts Centre and The Marlborough Theatre.

Image Credit Jemima Yong.

Reviews of #PULSE18 – Suicide Notes… the spoken word of Christopher Brett Bailey

What the press say


'Intimate, intense, electrifying’

The Stage

‘A spoken word performance of such obliterating intensity that I wanted to curl up into a ball and cry.’

The Guardian on This Is How We die

‘Attacks performance making like a supernova’

Plays the Thing UK on This Is How We die

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