THIS IS HOW WE DIE

THIS IS HOW WE DIE is the debut solo show from Christopher Brett Bailey - a virtuosic and visceral spoken word performance with a live score of haunting violins and thunderous noise-rock.

Savage, surreal, hypnotic and apocalyptic, THIS IS HOW WE DIE blends spoken word, storytelling, caustic humour and gutter philosophy into a dizzying exorcism of a world that is convinced it is dying.

Filled with tales of paranoia and young love, ultra-violence and pitch-black humour - a spiralling odyssey of nightmarish prose. With echoes of Lenny Bruce, William Burroughs, beat poetry and B-movies, THIS IS HOW WE DIE is a prime slice of surrealist trash and a blood-soaked love letter to the depraved, the depressed and the death-obsessed.

Written and performed by Christopher Brett Bailey.

Winner of the Arches Brick Award 2014 and a OffWestEnd Award 2015.

'An absurd road movie of the soul cut with a razor wit and bubbling paranoia'
★★★★ The Guardian

'Blisteringly brilliant…staggeringly eloquent'
★★★★ The Scotsman

''Like absolute horror & total acceptance colliding'
★★★★★ Exeunt

'a visceral, world-burning piece of theatre'
Total Theatre


Upcoming Tour Dates for 2015/15:

Jabberwocky Market, Darlington – Sat 3 Oct
Strike A Light Festival, Gloucester – Wed 14 Oct 
RADAR, Bush Theatre, London - Fri 13 & Sat 14 Nov 
Live at LICA, Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster - Tue 24 Nov
inTACTO Festival, Spain - Fri 27 to Sun 29 Nov

2015 Tour Dates included:

Royal Holloway, Egham - Thu 26 & Fri 27 March
Bike Shed, Exeter - Tue 31 March - Sat 4 April. 
Colchester Arts Centre - Wed 8 April
ShowRoom, Chichester - Thu 16 April
The Junction, Cambridge - Wed 29 April
Tom Thumb, Margate - Sat 2 May
Contact Theatre, Manchester - Tue 5 & Wed 6 May
The Arches, Glasgow - Sat 9 and Sun 10 May
Warwick Arts Centre - Tue 19 & Wed 20 May
Mayfest, Bristol - Fri 22, Sat 23, Sun 25 May
Pulse Festival, Ipswich - Sat 30 May
Battersea Arts Centre - Tue 2 - Sat 20 June
Chapter Arts, Cardiff - Mon 22 & Tue 23 June

Some audience responses to the show:

@CloutTheatre
Staggered out of THIS IS HOW WE DIE. Go and let that poisonous honey voice drip all over you @Ovalhouse @ct_bailey

@gemmabrockis
THIS IS HOW WE DIE @ct_bailey lifted me off the ground and threw me at the wall and i'm still shaking from the thrill of it. Mindblown.

@NeilBennun
Saw Christopher Brett Bailey at the Ovalhouse. No point in anyone else doing that kind of thing ever again, basically.

@Sleepw_lk
And JESUS CHRIST, @ct_bailey's "This Is How We Die" is a furiously brilliant thing - bizarre, heart-wrenching, incandescent.

@jakeyoh
If you have one spare night this week, please, please, PLEASE go and see This Is How We Die at @Ovalhouse, exhausting and epic theatre.

@jakeyoh
"I think I've just been reborn" said the man behind me after @ct_bailey's This Is How We Die at @Ovalhouse tonight. I'm just lost for words.