Victoria Melody

7.45pm Fri 20th + Sat 21st April

@ The Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough,  PE1 1EF

Tickets £13.50 / £8 - students under 25/ £10 early bird upto 28 Feb 

A new father daughter show performed by Victoria Melody and her dad (celebrity TV antique dealer, Mike Melody) and a New Orleans Jazz band.

In 2013, Mike Melody was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Victoria was put in charge of planning the funeral her Dad would want - complete with eulogies, a congregation dressed in Blackpool FC’s tangerine colour and a New Orleans jazz procession. A year later the doctors realised they had misdiagnosed Mike. But they are going ahead with the funeral anyway... and you are invited.

During the performance Mike Melody will run his own version of Antique Roadshow.  Bring along your own heirlooms, curiosities and collectables for him to value.. 

Ugly Chief is a comedy based on true events performed by a real - life father and daughter. It explores the taboos around death and its practicalities, and the fractious relationship with a parent whose opinions you don’t always agree with.

★★★★ "Curiously Lovely"  - The Times

★★★★ "Fascinating, Beautiful and utterly Human" - TimeOut

Age guidance: 12+. 

Running time: 90 mins plus an interval

Fascinating, beautiful and utterly human
— TimeOut
Victoria Melody must rank as one of the most charming independent performance-makers in Britain –smart, warm, unpretentiously funny and informative.”
- The Times

”She is either an idiot or a genius, it is up to you to decide.”
- Chelsea College of Art

Ugly Chief was originally commissioned and developed at New Wolsey Theatre, Fanham Maltings, Battersea Arts Centre and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Supported by the National Lottery though Arts Council England and with the support of The Point Eastleaigh, The Spire, The Marlborough, National Performance Network and Until Theatre.  Originally seeded by house with The Old Market.

Ugly Chief

Please note: Latecomers may not be admitted to this performance, this is unto the discretion of the venue management.  No refunds will be due for latecomers

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