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From 27 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Quirky, Confusing, Funny, Thought-provoking

About the show

This new play about a working class family living in a cemetery in England in 1980 concerns the highly possible resurrection of Grandad Isaac Goats and the expectful vigil of his family and friends.

Member Reviews (27)


Disappointing, Quirky, Confusing, Funny, Thought-provoking
Avg Score

Confusing, Banal, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you like absurd British theater that takes on religious issues. Here, an energetic cast takes on a tough script.

Don't see it if you don't like absurdity to go on too long. I found this presentation tiring, accents and voice projection uneven amidst loud, long bursts.

Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Slow, Confusing, Great opening

See it if you are excited by avant guard drama. The opening scene is wildly funny.

Don't see it if Repetitious, often unclear material irritates you. The initial energy of a big active cast dwindles to a series of monologues by the end.

Experimental, Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if Grave luuving "trumpeters" live amid the dead awaiting & debating Grandad's resurrection.Theology:"May the martyrs receive you in 2ndcoming"

Don't see it if Large cast w/ uneven accents. Blasphemy.Mean-spirited shots negate the debate/discourse from rising. "You enjoy your resurrection, sunshine"

Also "Nice cross, Jesus, where'd you get it?/God knows "Julie Walters' bro ... Read more Read less


See it if You enjoy shows that poke fun at religion

Don't see it if You don’t like experimental and very over-the-top theater. There are loud and annoying screams and noises throughout

Also The only thing I liked about the production was is the smoke coming ou... Read more Read less


See it if you love wonderful sets. Or if you love absurdism for the sake of absurdism.

Don't see it if absurdism without purpose is a turn off.

Also At 75 minutes this show MAY have been tolerable. At 105 an audience me... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Quirky, Confusing, Banal

See it if You like experimental theater with religious wit & very quirky characters. The actors made a valiant effort to Interpret this play.

Don't see it if If indeed there was a point to the play, I sincerely missed it. Unfortunately, I would recommend to skip this one.

Disappointing, Quirky, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if you want to see some mostly good actors struggle to perform a very bad, hokey, totally pointless play. Costuming was good too.

Don't see it if you want a coherent plot; even acting, consistent accents.

Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Quirky, Funny

See it if The height of absurdist drama performed by a cheeky cast with witty asides intrigues you. Reminiscent of Firesign Theater.

Don't see it if You want a simple plot or a straightforward premise.

Thought-provoking, Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Confusing

See it if you enjoy absurd plots and dialogues

Don't see it if you cannot tolerate poking fun at religion; or very short scene with nudity; or references to sex

Also The plot was somewhat interesting but the acting was all over the plac... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Cliched, Confusing

See it if you are interested in a highly symbolic take on religion through the lens of an English sitcom. Enjoy big comic performances.

Don't see it if if you mind confusing structure and unclear ideas. Choppy scenes and cliched characters that are attempting to work as symbolic archtypes.

Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like British shows and absurdist plays

Don't see it if You. Have trouble with accents.

Dated, Ambitious

See it if into what is sometimes called Experimental...

Don't see it if you need a point to your theater

Also There is something sadly ironic about this resurrection-themed play. R... Read more Read less

Absurdist fantasy, Good direction, Original, Quirky, Funny

See it if U like British style comical play that is meant to be bizarre, absurd, & silly fun fantasy. The script is very original & direction good.

Don't see it if U dislike farce over the top zany plot. U don’t like slightly outdated British humor or loud noises. It is worth seeing just for originality

Also This is a creative original script with premise of the anticipated res... Read more Read less

Ongoing, Great staging, Quirky, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You like to support a large cast doing their best with an involved script. For a small stage they did a great job and created Atmosphere.

Don't see it if You don’t like experimental work. It is totally full of quirky characters and it may be difficult to identify with.

Thought-provoking, Edgy, Dated, Unorthodox, Quirky

See it if You want to see large cast of actors energetically inhabit their roles.

Don't see it if You are not up for a play that questions religious tenets.

Excruciating, Indulgent, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you like Bouffon style theatre that takes place in working class England, possibly Birmingham, in a graveyard full of relatives and friends.

Don't see it if you have headache and are tired of waiting for the resurrection to occur in this torturous production with no intermission.

Great acting, Britcom farce, Absurdist, Funny

See it if If you enjoy off-beat Britcom humor, like Monty Python.

Don't see it if Don’t like farce/off-beat Brit-Com humor.

Also Not for everyone: I loved (as did many in the packed (although small) ... Read more Read less

Insipid, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you wish to support community theater.

Don't see it if you expect good writing, good plot or general entertainment in a play. Don't see it if you dislike unnecessary screaming and shouting.

Aggressively witless, torture

See it if Only if your close friends with a cast member and you are under some kind of obligation.

Don't see it if You don't want to waste an evening on a stultifying, offensively bad show.

Also I only went to this show because it had the great Everett Quinton in i... Read more Read less

Raunchy, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You have a friend in the cast. Or you are a genius that’s going to try and figure out what the show is even about for the rest of us.

Don't see it if You’d like a navigable play that makes sense. Or would be offended by some unannounced nudity.

Also If you’re coming on a Show Score Member Night, be cautious as they ini... Read more Read less

Raunchy, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if If you like ear splitting screams and a ridiculous plot abut raising the dead sprinkled with irreligious overtones.I saw it on closing night

Don't see it if You can't stand ear-splitting screams, a garbled irreligious show with explicit sexual acts in a play about raising the dead.

Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if One might enjoy this if the primary criteria are the energy and enthusiasm of the cast

Don't see it if You would not like the show if you want a coherent plot or consistent accents (some are British, some are American, and some are a mixture)

Great acting, Confusing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if If you love great actors and British farcical Show crazy show

Don't see it if If You need simple answers and simple plot

Eclectic, Zany, Funny

See it if you're into experimental comedy with charismatic actors.

Don't see it if you're not into anything British.

Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if You’re a fan of British Absurdism, but then again if you are, that may be a reason not to

Don't see it if You are a casual theatre goer looking to have a nice night out with a friend/date. Or if you dislike constant screaming and loud trumpeters

Also While some in the cast made an energetic attempt with the dialogue, an... Read more Read less

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