Morbid & Sons
Victorian Undertakers - Est. 1847
The Morbid family business has been proudly passed down through the generations, until now that is.
No one is dying anymore, a mix of yoga, new-fad diets, and e-numbers are extending life expectancy.
The obituaries have been blank for weeks.
Archibald Morbid finds himself at the helm of a dying trade and struggles to save the family business
from going under. An emergency meeting is held- the family decides to take to the streets to drum up
some much-needed trade. They sing humorous songs about gruesome accidents, hideous deaths and
possible in-laws that might need a little help finding their way to the after-life. As the Morbid family
pass through the streets with their ornate Victorian hearse, they might choose you to try on a coffin or
to avail of their “buy now, die later” offer. Be careful they don’t “kill you with kindness” or “embalm
you while you wait”. Remember, “death comes to us all in the end”.
Morbid & Sons is an interactive, macabre show about death and the afterlife.
Show Title: Morbid & Sons
Genre: Dark Musical Comedy
Duration: 45 minutes
Performers: Kate Powell, Ciara Kavanagh, Killian Browne, Cilian Jacob and Nicholas Kavanagh
Directed by: Nicholas Kavanagh
Costumes by: Teresa O'Keffee
Sound Design: Joe Harney
Songwriter: Patrick Kavanagh
Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland
Special Support by Waterford Spraoi - International Street Arts Festival
Video by Eoin Ó hAnnracháin.
Photographs by Shane Brennan, Shane McDonald and Eadaoin Murphy, Copyright 2016.