Sian Clifford (BAFTA-winning, Emmy and Critics Choice Award nominated as Claire in the global phenomenon Fleabag) and Nikesh Patel (Foaly in Artemis Fowl, directed by Kenneth Branagh) are to star in the global online premiere of Good Grief by Lorien Haynes, directed by Natalie Abrahami (Anna, National Theatre, Machinal, Almeida).
Good Grief was rehearsed on Zoom, then filmed in a studio adhering to all Covid protocols. At a time when the theatre world is faltering, with theatres closed and jobs cut, this online filmed production sees the convergence of a new theatre and screen team to create a theatrical format which will stream online and be downloadable worldwide, giving employment to the industry.
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What is Good Grief about?
Good Grief is a romantic comedy about grief. Sharp, funny, brutal, irreverent and quintessentially British.
Available to watch anytime from 15 Feb 2021 19:30 until 15 Apr 2021 23:55
Cast & Creatives
Gala Gordon and Isabella Macpherson, of Platform Presents will co-produce with Amy Gardner of Finite Films.
Also part of this predominantly female strong team are Isobel Waller-Bridge, re-partnering with Sian Clifford having worked with Sian on Fleabag, who is developing the sound design and score. Alongside her is Fin Oates as Editor, (I Hate Suzie…), award-winning Emma Dalesman as Director of Photography, and Natalie Pryce as Production Designer (winner, Production Designer, Black Theatre Awards 2020).
Good Grief follows the success of Platform Presents’ world first, online, live, theatrical production of Tom Stoppard’s A Perfect Peace starring David Morrissey, Jenna Coleman, Denise Gough, Ed Stoppard and Maggie Service, which garnered a clutch of 5-star reviews in in May 2020. It will be the first in a season of productions.