8 - 25 May



Price: £18, £15, £12.50 concs

25 May Triple Bill Prices
2 shows: £25, £20 concs
3 shows: £36, £27 concs


Indie theatre legends Ridiculusmus are back with a dark comedy about love and ageing.

Meet two characters, blessed with eternal life but denied eternal youth. As they stumble through their bizarre existence, neither fully alive nor fully dead, they attempt to reclaim the right to a good death as they try to remember how to grieve.
Ridiculusmus have been making shows for over 25 years and are masters at making shows that are physical and quizzical, as they take a sideways look at big questions.

Join us for show that's serious and funny, and seriously funny.

'A darkly funny descent into old age'
★★★★ The Guardian

'Savage humour and great empathy'
The Stage

'One of our most refreshingly provocative theatre companies’ 
Time Out

'Somewhere between Beckett and Monty Python' 
Sydney Morning Herald


Want more Ridiculusmus? Come on 25 May and make a day of it.

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die! is part of a Ridiculusmus triple bill which also include Give Me Your Love (25 May) and The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland (25 May).

Supported by Wellcome and Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, The Albany and Arts House Melbourne.

Running Time: 60 mins
Age Recommendation: 13+

Watch the trailer

DISCUSSION EVENT: Dialogue As The Embodiment of Love

25 May | 4:30pm

Ridiculusmus will be joined by a panel of experts, as they talk about some of the ideas that inspired the triology of shows.

Anni Haase and Mia Kurtti are Open Dialogue trainers and supervisors, and work in mental health services in Western Lapland.

Dr Maria Grazia Turri is Lecturer and Co-director of the MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health at Queen Mary University of London. She is a psychiatrist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, theatre scholar and practitioner.

Andrew Ravenscroft is a psychologist and Professor of Education at the University of East London. He is an expert in learning dialogue that he is applying to researching and developing innovative mental health interventions.

The panel will be chaired by Richard Talbot from the University of Salford. He was also co-Artistic Director of Triangle Theatre and plays Rupert in The Eradication...

A free event open to anyone coming to the show.


15 May | 8:45pm

Join a post-show discussion with a difference. Open to anyone who likes watching theatre and chatting about it too.

Book your free ticket 




Step-Free Access
This event takes place on the first floor of our building, which can be reached via a lift.
There is step-free access into the main foyer of our building, and to the Scratch Bar with accessible toilet facilities on the ground floor.

Relaxed Performances
All performances of Die! Die! Die! Old People Die! will be relaxed. At Battersea Arts Centre, this means that you are free to move about, make noise and come and go during the show. This does not mean that light and sound effects have been changed. For more info, visit our Access Page.

BSL Interpreted Performance
The performance on 16 May will be BSL Interpreted. The interpreter will be Martin Fox-Roberts. The best views of the interpreter will be from the left hand side of the auditorium and towards the middle..

Further Information
Please visit our Access Page for more information.


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