Amy Guyler

Digging Deep

Part of the Amplify Festival

Thursday 17 October 2019, 8pm

Neville Studio - Tickets: £10/ £8 concession


Part of the Amplify Festival

Killing yourself? Fundraising your own funeral? Harder than it looks, mate.

Mossy is done with life. He’s from the shit end of nowhere, with a shit job, and a shit life. He’s tried to make it work, but it’s time for him to leave. Goodnight Vienna. But the thought of leaving his Mum with a five grand bill is hard… so he comes up with the ingenious plan to ‘Fundraise his own Funeral’. His three best mates; Kane, Jack and Matt are horrified but reluctantly rise to the challenge – hoping that the experience might just make Mossy change his mind. But as the campaign goes viral, the world’s press descends, and the boys start choosing coffins, Mossy begins to feel the pressure…

Digging Deep explores banter culture, suicide rates in ‘working class’ communities and the concept of euthanasia (ie, being allowed to choose when and how we die). The play also ties into the ‘Cost of Dying’ debate – with bodies being stored in morgues/funeral homes for up to a year to let families raise money for funerals.

Most prominently, Digging Deep explores how so few young men feel that they can ask for help… even from those closest to them.

14+ Strong language, adult themes

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Digging Deep - Thu 17 Oct 8:00pm Thu 17 Oct Neville Studio 8:00pm £10/ £8 concession

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