Drawing on the 350 stories Liz has gathered through four years of touring with her show Outside the Box – A Live show about Death and also using additional material, PCCS has published her book Outside the Box – Everyday Stories of Death, Bereavement and Life in November 2020.

Liz says, “It feels so vital that we all hear each other’s stories. We hear from doctors, therapists and celebrities quite a lot these days which is wonderful but what fascinates me are these everyday stories that can teach us so much. This wonderful cornucopia of contradictory stories makes us laugh, cry, feel consoled and inspired. And in addition there is wonderful original artwork and a series of expert commentaries responding to the stories and offering insight, advice and resources based on many years of professional experience. I really hope you will get hold of a copy and tell your friends about it because I believe it can be a trustworthy companion to us all throughout our lives and deaths.”

The best way to buy the book is from the publishers HERE. Postage is free in the UK.

It is also available from Waterstones and Amazon and from all good independent bookstores HERE.

Below are all the stories collected from the Outside The Box tour, some of which you find in the book and many others which don’t so please take a read!


Miscellaneous Forest Arts Centre - New Milton All Stretton Village Hall - Shropshire
Waterside Arts Centre - Manchester St Mary’s Hall Studio Theatre - Canterbury The Mill Arts Centre - Banbury
The Bennett Centre - Frome Birch Community Centre - Manchester ACCORD Hospice, Paisley
Laurel & Hardy Museum, Ulverston Universal Hall, Findhorn - Forres The Town Hall, Leamington Spa
Rennie Grove Hospice Care, Herts Keech Hospice, Luton Lechlade Village Hall
Southampton Medical School The Living Well, St Helens Chesil Theatre, Winchester
Wellington Quaker House, Wellington Countess Mountbatten House, Southampton St Wilfrid's Hospice, Chichester
Wells Cathedral Heart and Soul Funerals, Buckfastleigh Arnos Vale, Bristol
Ashbrittle Village Hall, Somerset Ashgate Hospice, Chesterfield Ballinger War Memorial Hall, Buckinghamshire
Barts Pathology Museum, London Becketts Keys School, Brentwood Cast, Doncaster
Chapel Lawn Village Hall, Shropshire Charlton Horethorne Village Hall, Somerset Clements Hall, York
Conquest Theatre, Bromyard Death & The Maiden Conference, Winchester Dying Matters Conference, Taunton
End of Life Conference, Eden Project, Cornwall Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Greenhill Arts Centre, Morehampstead
H Porters and Sons Funeral Care, Stourbridge Heart of Kent Hospice, Aylesford Hospice UK Conference, Liverpool
Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Stroud Laurence Batley, Huddersfield Otley Courthouse
Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth Skanda Vale Hospice Southampton University
Spike Island Cafe, Bristol St Anne’s Arts and Community Centre, Barnstable St Benet's Chaplaincy, Queen Mary University of London
St Wilfred's Hospice, Eastbourne Summerhall, Edinburgh The Crown Inn, Oxted
The David Hall, South Pemberton The North Wall, Oxford The Pumphouse, Faringdon
The Village, Brighton U.S.A. Tour 2017 Union Chapel, London
Village Hall, Coxwell Wanstead Library, East London Woodend Creative WorkSpace, Scarborough