Tickets for this performance are £13.50 Full Price, £8 Under 25’s
We are offering early bird tickets of £10 until the 28th February, please call the Box Office to book on 01733 207 239
UGLY CHIEF by Victoria Melody.
A new father and daughter show performed by Victoria Melody. Her dad (celebrity TV antique dealer, Mike Melody) and a New Orleans Jazz band.
In 2013, Mike Melody (celebrity TV antique dealer) was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Victoria was put in charge of planning the funeral her Dad would want – complete with eulogies, a congregation dressed in Blackpool FC’s tangerine colour and a New Orleans jazz procession. A year later the doctors realised they had misdiagnosed Mike. But they are going ahead with the funeral anyway…
Ugly Chief is a comedy based on true events performed by a real-life father and daughter. It explores the taboos around death and its practicalities, and the fractious relationship with a parent whose opinions you don’t always agree with.
During the performance Mike Melody will run his own version of the Antiques Roadshow. Bring along your own heirlooms, curiosities and collectables for him to value
“Victoria Melody must rank as one of the most charming independent performance-makers in Britain – smart, warm, unpretentiously funny and informative” – The Times
Age Recommendation: 12+.
Ugly Chief contains some bad language. The content may not be of interest to audiences under 12.
Approximate running Time: 90 mins + interval
Produced by Farnham Maltings.
Part of Platform 8, A Festival of Theatre for Peterborough, produced by Jumped Up Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre.
‘Messy, moving and funny. Exposes the fractures in families we often avoid addressing while we’re alive’ ★★★★ The Time