Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

4 (2) · Contemporary, Comedy

A funny and fragile study of ageing, death and the forgotten art of grieving.

“I’d go along way to see a show by Ridiculusmus, a company whose work has always been distinctive, always cutting edge, often disturbing and frequently hilarious. Fortunately, I don’t have to because their latest, the last part of a trilogy about mental health, arrives on Lavender Hill this week where David Woods and Jon Haynes will fast forward into 120-year-old versions of themselves to explore old age, good deaths and bad and the medicalisation of bereavement. Woods completed a course as a bereavement counsellor to make a show that has been rigorously researched and follows on from The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland and Give Me Your Love. The full trilogy can be seen for one day only on Saturday May 25.”


Indie theatre legends Ridiculusmus are back with a dark comedy about love and ageing.

Meet two characters, blessed with eternal life but denied eternal youth. As they stumble through their bizarre existence, neither fully alive nor fully dead, they attempt to reclaim the right to a good death as they try to remember how to grieve.

Ridiculusmus have been making shows for over 25 years and are masters at making shows that are physical and quizzical, as they take a sideways look at big questions.

Join us for show that's serious and funny, and seriously funny.

Age Recommendation: 13+

Critic reviews

It makes my bones ache to watch


A divisive, yet extremely well acted, dark comedy about ageing that sails exceptionally close to the wind

Everything Theatre

A couple confront impending death with bawdy humour and burgeoning sadness in Ridiculusmus’s unsettling two-hander

The Guardian

Slow – very slow – exploration of ageing from experimental theatremakers Ridiculusmus

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 8 May - Sat 25 May, 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr


Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 5TN London, UK · Get Directions

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