The Marlowe
Beautiful People
Ridiculusmus Theatre Company

Beautiful People

A hilariously funny dark comedy about aging and death.

In an age where death and grieving are medicalised out of existence, meet an incredibly old couple called Violet and Norman. It takes them a full ten minutes to sit down in a chair. Then another five to get up again and fart. Things speed up occasionally when it’s time for coffee, or when a shady figure called Arthur arrives and stirs confusing memories of a love triangle.

The show has been called ‘existential clowning’ by The Guardian. It won the top Herald Archangel Award in Edinburgh, and Lyn Gardner of Stagedoor said that ‘every laugh is like a sharp physical pain in the heart.’

Recommended 13yrs+
Contains themes of loss and grief

Beautiful People