Preview: old age and death examined in Beautiful People at Theatre Royal Winchester

Preview: old age and death examined in Beautiful People at Theatre Royal Winchester

Old age and death are the taboo subjects examined in the comedic Beautiful People which comes to Theatre Royal Winchester on Wednesday 16 November.

Beautiful People is set in an age where death and grieving are medicalised out of existence and features a timeless trio who have been cursed to eternal life without eternal youth. It sees them fumble around, rant, dribble, consume coffee and pills, while at the heart, the fear of an ageing world population, but the positivity of elderhood and good deaths.

Brought to the stage by the multi-award winning Ridiculusmus Theatre Company, the company’s co-artistic directors – and the UK’s most enduring theatre double act – produce shows they describe as both serious and funny. They have created over 25 original theatre productions and are regularly commissioned by venues including the National Theatre.

Beautiful People has been described as ‘a ludicrous response to old age, death and the cultural evasions they inspire’ and ‘Beckett meets Monty Python… hilariously funny’ while Ridiculusmus have been said to have audiences ‘laughing till it hurts’.

Following the performance, audiences can enjoy a post-show chat. Beautiful People is a Pick Your Price show, meaning audiences can choose the ticket price that works for them.


  • Beautiful People will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Wednesday 16 November at 7.30pm. Recommended age: 13+. For more information or to book tickets visit or call 01962 840 440.
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