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    Paul Haworth presents

    Britain's Favourite Funeral Songs

    Tue 14 Mar at 9pm
    Tickets £8 - £12
    ARCHIVE
    Picking music for a funeral is no easy task. But what do these songs say, if anything, about a country and its people?
    Content Notice
    Running Time 70 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeContains references to death, Covid and British identity. Suitable for 16+
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeSmoke/fog/haze

    Spoken-word artist Paul Haworth finds joy in those two most joyless subjects: death and Britain.

    In this irreverent and moving show, Paul seeks to understand the state we’re in by asking the big questions: Why Ed Sheeran? Why LadBaby? Why Captain Tom?

    As we live through the aftermath of the pandemic and a time when the words ‘cost of living’ are depressingly familiar, the show explores why certain songs are chosen to mark death. The songs are based on a chart compiled by Co-op Funeralcare.

    Click here to watch an excerpt from the show.

    "Full of meaning and no meaning!"
    Tom Rosenthal, musician
    "Moving, powerful, furious and funny, Haworth is a chokehold of wonder whose ingenious material and primeval delivery will haunt your sleep."
    Matthew Green, historian and author of Shadowlands

    "CPT is the first place we turn to when we have a new idea, knowing that experimentation and new ideas are always supported."

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