Max Nowaz’s ’Cheating Death’ is a play packed with dark humour and staged with wit and originality as it follows a man’s attempts to crawl back to normality.

The first staged play from established novelist Max Nowaz introduces us to John, who wakes up inside a coffin at his own funeral. Max has enjoyed notable success with books for both children, including Timbi’s Dream and for adults including The Arbitrator and Get Rich or Get Lucky (all Troubador Publishing). Now, he turns his trademark style of sharp wit, gallows humour and surrealism to the stage.Waking up in a coffin is a dreaded nightmare for most.

Waking up in a coffin at your own funeral to find your girlfriend and her new lover (who she cheated on you with) planning to move into the flat you shared (that, by the way, you own) is probably worse. But that’s exactly what happens to John Jones.

Cheating Death is directed by Poor School graduate, Sophie Wilson, with cast Alex Pitcher, Nicola Mae Begley, Lucy Beresford-Knox, Jake Botterell and Frankie Hyde-Peace also all graduates of The Poor School, Islington, London.

Cheating Death: 21st Feb – 10th March 2019

The Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth St, Marylebone, London NW8 8EH

Press Night – Tuesday 26th February 2019 7:30pm

Plus matinees at 3pm on Thursday 7th and Sunday 10th March £15, £10