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How To Be a Better Human

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8th October 2021

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2021

In 2019...I lost my Dad.
Well, I didn't lose him. I knew exactly where he was – in the coffin at the front of the crem.

How to Be a Better Human is a spoken word comedy about grief, loss and self-acceptance.
It tells Chris' story of losing two of the biggest relationships in his life - Dad and Wife - in the space of a few months. It finds the lightness and humour in death, loss and divorce, exploring how they help us become better at empathising, connecting and understanding. How we can lose everything and still find the strength to rebuild. How growing a beard can be the best decision of your life, and why some hedgehogs are absolute d*******s.

Performed by Chris Singleton and directed by Tom Wright, How to Be A Better Human uses powerpoint comedy, poetry, autobiographical storytelling, original music by Reece Jacob and animation by Huckleberry Films to open accessible conversations about grief, loss and mental health.

“A true artistic vulnerability that absolutely chimed with our audience.”
- Rio Matchett, Leeds Playhouse

“There are autobiographical shows that ask 'why me?', and shows that ask 'what can we learn from this?' It is clear which one this is.” - Richard Warburton, Artistic Director of Theatre in the Mill

“It's the humanity of Chris' writing that compels you: candid, unafraid, harrowing, startling and compassionate in all the best ways, pulled together with a clarity of vision and beauty of language that simply will not let you go.”- Dawn Bauling, Indigo Dreams

“You make grief accessible to the masses.”- Audience member

Show Information

Trigger Warnings: Tales of loss and grief


Dates and Times

19:30 Friday, 08 October 2021 Book now
Show Dates and times

Book tickets online now or call our box office on 01423 502 116

Friday, 08 October 2021
19:30