An ARC Stockton production

Learning How To Die

Written and performed by Luca Rutherford

This is a show about death. It’s not a show about being sad. Or about grief. Or pity. This is a show about the actuality of dying and how an acceptance of mortality can drive a passion for life.

Learning How To Die asks what scares us about dying, and how can we use that fear to drive our living actions. Can we stop being scared of talking about dying?

Can we find new ways to talk about death now, not just when we are faced with it, or have to deal with someone else’s? It won’t make it any less painful but it might just make things easier.

Join Luca in Learning How to Die and it might just change the way you live.

Development supported by Northern Stage through the North East Artist Development Network

“One admires Rutherford not only for the bravery it takes to confront an audience with controversial issues, but also her ability to offer up her perspective with a quiet and convincing conviction.” Everything Theatre

“Luca Rutherford’s one-woman show about understanding and accepting death exposes the raw, throbbing nerve of these interactions… painted with the kind of gentle humour which fills us with both heartache and awe.” NARC magazine

“Here is someone who wants all of life to feel like a funeral, but “without the pain and suffering”, only that sense that the people around us and the things we do are so, so important.” Exeunt

Tour dates

Thur 14 & Fri 15 Jan 2016 Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
Thur 21 Jan 2016 The Customs House, South Shields
Wed 27 Jan 2016 Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
Tues 1 – Fri 4 Feb 2016 The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter
Tues 9 & Wed 10 Feb 2016 Northern Stage, Newcastle
Tues 23 Feb 2016 Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
Fri 22 Apr 2016 Derby Theatre, Derby
Tues 3 – Thur 5 May 2016 Camden People’s Theatre, London
Thur 12 May 2016 Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax

If you require any further information or are interested in booking this show please contact Chloe Lawrence, Programme Manager [email protected]

Learning To Die – Trailer from ArcStockton on Vimeo.