First Look At…Sian Clifford and Nikesh Patel in World Premiere of Good Grief

A new image and two interviews have been released of Sian Clifford and Nikesh Patel who are starring in the world premiere of Good Grief.

Sian Clifford (best known and  BAFTA-winning, Emmy and Critics Choice Award nominated as Claire, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s uptight sister Claire in the global phenomenon ‘Fleabag’) and Nikesh Patel (‘Foaly’ in ’Artemis Fowl’, directed by Kenneth Branagh) are to star in the global online premiere of Good Grief by Lorien Haynes.

Directed by Natalie Abrahami (‘Anna’ at the National Theatre, ‘Machinal’ at Almeida), Good Grief is a romantic comedy about grief. It follows on from the success of Platform Presents’ world first, online, live, theatrical production of Tom Stoppard’s  A Perfect Peace starring David Morrissey, Jenna Coleman, Denise Gough, Ed Stoppard, and Maggie Service.

Tickets launched on the 15th December via Original Theatre and ATG tickets, with the production available to view from the 15th February 2021 until the 15th April .

This online and filmed production was rehearsed on Zoom, then filmed in a studio adhering to all Covid protocols. The creative team for the production includes: Isobel Waller-Bridge, re-partnering with Sian Clifford having worked with Sian on Fleabag, who is developing the sound design and score. Alongside her is Fin Oates as Editor, (‘I Hate Suzie…’), award-winning Emma Dalesman as Director of Photography, Natalie Pryce as Production Designer (winner, Production Designer, Black Theatre Awards 2020).

It has been co-produced by Gala Gordon and Isabella Macpherson, of Platform Presents with Amy Gardner of Finite Films.

Talking about the production, director Natalie Abrahami said: “It’s thrilling to be collaborating with Platform Presents again and forging a way to harness theatre in a different way at this moment in time. Our production of Lorien Haynes’ ‘Good Grief’ is a love-letter to theatre. It reminds us of the theatre that we love and miss, whilst finding a way to transpose the theatre into a different medium where we retain the immediacy and vital relationship between actor and audience that is at the beating heart of theatrical experience. I am excited to be working with such a talented company on screen (Sian Clifford and Nikesh Patel) and behind the scenes (Emma Dalesman, Fin Oates, and Natalie Pryce).”

Good Grief will be streamed online from the 15th February until the 15th April.

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