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Death comes to the Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (5-29 August) will be featuring several shows coming under the umbrella of Death on the Fringe.

Some are serious, some are comical – but all are aimed at making the viewer think about what it means to live well and die well.

"all are aimed at making the viewer think about what it means to live well and die well"

Highlights include: Lovely Lady Lump – jokes and truths from Lana Schwarcz, an Australian comic who survived breast cancer; My World Has Exploded A Little Bit, a darkly comical guide to bereavement: A Reflection on Life and Death (But Mainly Death), from TV’s Dr Phil and A Dream of Dying, the true tale of an unsolved case to identify a body that washed ashore in a small seaside town in Ireland.

The shows are all part of the ongoing charity-led campaign, Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, which works to promote more openness about death, dying and bereavement.

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