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Sian Clifford and Nikesh Patel to star in online hybrid piece Good Grief

The show is directed by Natalie Abrahami

Sian Clifford and Nikesh Patel
Sian Clifford and Nikesh Patel
© Left: Corey Nickols

Sian Clifford (Fleabag) and Nikesh Patel (Artemis Fowl) will star in a new "hybrid" online piece Good Grief, which will be available to view from February.

A romantic comedy exploring ideas of grief, it is penned by Lorien Haynes and directed by Natalie Abrahami (ANNA).

Discussing the "hybrid" experience, Clifford said today: "It's neither film nor theatre, it's a hybrid that's why it's so thrilling to be part of it, something that is so innovative and has been born entirely of this chaos. It's really thrilling, a bit of a brain maze, structured around the stages of grief. I always said it would take a lot to get me back on stage, but the play blew me away, I absolutely tore through it, it made me weep. And I loved the idea of doing something radical and helping save our industry and to keep people engaged with the arts."

Isobel Waller-Bridge is developing the sound design and score, while Fin Oates is editor, Emma Dalesman is director of photography, Natalie Pryce is production designer, second camera operator is Ben Bailey, BTS camera operator is Elijah Grant, lighting and DIT is Helen Vidler, sound recording is by Rowena Coleman, sound mixing is by Rory de Carteret and Gibran Farrah, grading is by Holly Greig and hair and makeup is by Charlotte Broadbent.

The piece is produced by Platform Presents and Finite Films, and will be released on 15 February 2021.

Tickets will be available today via Original Theatre and ATG tickets – get them here now.