There are three booking options now available from Liz Rothschild. The overall message of these pieces is that engaging with our mortality, rather being depressing, brings relief, connection and inspiration. Do get in touch at [email protected] to discuss further.

Outside the Box – A live show about death. 55mins theatre performance of stories with props, music and postshow talk. A set script covering some but by no means all the topics covered in the book. Themes touched on – how our society handles death and dying, talking or not talking about death, funerals and the full range of options available, involvement of children, preparing for end of life, funeral poverty and a few comparisons with practise in other countries. (This is a face-to-face event not online).

Outside the Box – Everyday Stories of Death, Bereavement and Life. Readings from the book, conversation with the audience and Q&A. This can be shaped with the organisers to compliment or deepen themes they want to cover. See list of chapters for full scope of the material. The book is going into a second edition in 2022 and will include an expanded section on Covid-19. (This can be an online or face-to-face event).

Weathering the Storm – Stories of Love, Life, Loss and Discovery in the time of Covid.  Readings from the book, conversations with the audience and Q and A.  This book has just been released in February 2023, and is full of an amazing range of stories from a wide range of experts and individuals covering their experiences through the pandemic, and lessons that can be learnt.   


Spring 2023

Monday 27th March| SWINDON, Wiltshire | Prospect Hospice | Venue: Swindon Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BJ |booking: private event | 01793 813355 | 7.00pm

Thursday 30th March | MARLBOROUGH, Wiltshire | Prospect Hospice |    Venue: High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1AA | booking: private event |               01793 813355 | 7.00pm

Saturday 22nd April | HORSHAM, West Sussex | Dandelion Farewells | Venue: The Studio at the Capitol Theatre, North Street, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1RG |booking: |                                               01403 750220 | £6.00 | 7.00pm

Thursday  27th April  |  NEATH, Port Talbot| Neath Little Theatre| Venue: Neath Little Theatre,  Westernmoor Road, Neath, SA11 1BQ | booking: [email protected] | Enquiries:   01639-643462 | £6.00  Concession: £5.00| 7.30pm

Friday 28th April | LLANGOLLEN, Denbighshire | Llangollen Town Council| Venue: Llangollen Town Hall Castle St, Llangollen LL20 8PW | booking: | Enquiries: [email protected]| 01978-861345 | £10 Concession: £8.00| 7.00pm


Past Events

2022 Tour

Thurs 17th November  |  DORKING, Surrey | Brigitte Trust | Venue:  Dorking Rugby Ground, Kiln Lane, Brockham RH3 7LZ |Outside the Box: the play

Friday  25th November  | TODMORDEN, West Yorkshire | Natural Endings Funeral Services | Venue: Former Mail Sorting Office, Rise Lane, Todmorden, West Yorkshire OL14 7AA |

Saturday  26th November  |  DERBY, Derbyshire | Coffin Club Derby | Venue: Shakespeare House, 93 Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1FR  |Outside the Box:  the play

Tues 3rd May  | Colchester |Coffin Club Essex |  Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel St North, Colchester, CO2 7AT | Outside the Box : The play   .

Weds 4th May | Colchester | Coffin Club Essex | Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel St North, Colchester, CO2 7AT | Everyday Stories of Death, Bereavement and Life: Readings from the Book |

Thurs 5th May | Bristol | Divine Ceremony at the Sanctuary| 2 Zetland Road, Redland, Bristol, BA7 6AE | Outside the Box : The play

Fri 20th May | Chelmsford | Old Park Meadow Natural Burial Ground |  Coppice Lane, North End, Chelmsford, Essex, CM6 3PL  |  Outside the Box : The play Details here.

Tues 24th May | Southampton | Wire Wool Events + Dead Good Days | The Bookshop Alehouse, 21 Portswood Rd, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 2ES | Everyday Stories of Death, Bereavement and Life: Readings from the Book | Details here.

Weds 25th May | Weymouth |The Death Planner | Preston Village Hall, Preston, Dorset, DT3 6BH  | Outside the Box : The play

Tues 31st  May | London |Good Funeral Guide CIC | Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY  | Outside the Box : The play

2021 Tour

Weds 17th Feb: 7.30pm. Online event hosted by Huunuu Literary Festival.

Tues 11th May: Teaching event for Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – part of their outreach programme for students studying drama, applied theatre and education and writing.

Weds 12th May: 6.30pm. Online event hosted by Arnos Vale. Details here.

Thurs 13th May: 7pm. Online event hosted by October Books and Dead Good Days. Details here.

Wed 16th June: Online event hosted by Redbridge Library. Details TBA

Thurs 24th June: 7.30pm. Online event hosted by Evesham Festival of Words. Details here.

2020 Tour – Cancelled

Autumn 2019

13th Nov | Forest Arts Centre | New Milton

10th Nov | All Stretton Village Hall | Shropshire

8th Nov | Waterside Arts | Trafford

29th Oct | St Mary’s Hall Studio Theatre, | Canterbury

23rd Oct |The Mill Arts Centre | Banbury

13th Oct | The Bennett Centre | Frome

12th Oct | Birch Community Centre | Manchester

10th Oct | Laurel and Hardy Museum, Ulverston | Cumbria

8th Oct | Abercorn Conference Centre | West of Scotland College

2nd Oct | Universal Hall | Findhorn


Spring/Summer 2019

21st July | Word Up! @ Buddhafield Festival | Taunton

25th May | Town Hall | Leamington Spa

24th May | Evesham Festival of Words | Evesham

23rd May | Span Arts | Haverfordwest

22nd May | Durlston Court School New Milton

19th May | The Court Theatre | Tring, Herts 

18th May | West Country Association of Counsellors Conference | Buckfastleigh Abbey Conference Centre

3rd May | Keech Hospice Care | Luton

9th April | The Living Well | St Helens 

3rd April | Chesil Theatre | Winchester

26th March | Medical Symposium | Southampton University



15th November | Arnos Vale | Bristol

13th November |  South Brent Old School Community Centre | South Brent 

7th November | Lechlade Village Hall | Lechlade

24th October | Wellington Quaker Meeting House | Somerset

23rd October | Countess Mountbatten House | Southampton

10th October | St Wilfrid’s Hospice | Chichester

14th September  Conference for Association of Palliative Care Social Workers | York University

11th August | Wells Cathedral | Wells

30th June | Heart and Soul Funerals | Buckfastleigh

31st May | Woodend Creative Workspace | Scarborough

30th May | Ashgate Hospice Care | Chesterfield

17th May | End of Life Conference | Health Watch Cornwall

16th May | Dying Matters Conference Somerset | Bridgwater

15th May | St Wilfred’s Hospice |  Eastbourne

14th May | Heart of Kent Hospice |  Aylesford

11th May | Wanstead Library | East London

10th May | Old Church House, H Porter and Sons | Stourbridge

14th April | Roadwater Village Hall | Take Art

5th April | Poplar Union Theatre | London

28th March | Barts Pathology Museum | London

16th March | Charlton Horethorne Village Hall  | Take Art

15th March | Ashbrittle Village Hall | Take Art

6th March | University of Southampton

24th February | St Mary’s Church | Take Art | Cossington

23rd February | Ruskin Mill | Nailsworth 

20th & 21st February  | Everyman Theatre | Cheltenham (SOLD OUT)

11th February | Conquest Theatre | Arts Alive | Bromyard

10th February | Chapel Lawn Village Hall | Arts Alive | Shropshire

9th February | The David Hall | Take Art | South Petherton



22nd November | Hospice UK Conference | Liverpool |

29th October | Los Angeles

27th October | Cotati

21st-23rd October | Philadelphia

20th October | Maryland | The Dirksen Residence Greenbelt, MD 20770

13th October  | Spike Island | Bristol

6th October | Otley Courthouse | Otley, Yorkshire

21st September | Cumberland Arms | Newcastle

19th May | Crediton Arts Centre | Crediton, Devon

14th May | Plough Arts Centre | Torrington, Devon

13th May | Dying Matters Festival | Cambridge

12th May | Becketts Keys School | Brentwood

7th April | Greenhill Arts | Dartmoor

5th & 6th April | Crown Inn | Oxted

3rd & 4th April | Everyman | Cheltenham

30th March | Arnos Vale | Bristol

25th March | Arts Alive | Churchstoke

8th March | CAST | Doncaster

7th March | Pennine Camphill Community | Wakefield

5th March | Clements Halls | York

3rd & 4th March | Lawrence Batley | Huddersfield