Fledgling Theatre Co.


"Some people teach, some people save lives, but not everyone has the skill I have...I realised my own calling for it when I was at Trevor’s mother’s funeral."


VAULT Festival, 20th - 24th February 2019, Brick Hall, 9.10pm

Written by Callum Cameron

Directed by Lucy Wray

Performed by Brian Tynan

Set Design by Sophia Pardon

Sponsored by The Institute of Professional Celebrants

After years of false starts and missed chances Howard has finally found his calling in life. He’s recently qualified as a funeral celebrant. He’s making a difference to society, at last, he feels like he matters.

We follow Howard through his successes and failures as he struggles to become the most in demand funeral celebrant in the country, only to discover an incident from his past that continues to haunt him. Celebrate explores the routines that govern how we cope with loneliness and grief, and how we are shaped by the stories that we create.

It was shortlisted for the Finborough Theatre's 2018 Radius Drama Award and has had readings at both the Miniaturists at Arcola theatre and with Small Things Theatre at the Old Red Lion theatre. Fledgling Theatre will be bringing their latest show to this year’s VAULT Festival from Wednesday 20th - Sunday 24th February 2019 at the Brick Hall, 9.10pm. Tickets are available here

This production is proudly sponsored by The Institute of Professional Celebrants, who provide ongoing support, training and resources to professional celebrants seeking to continuously improve their skills and serve their clients with integrity and excellence. They also provide an industry wide voice for celebrants across the globe, influencing policy makers with a pragmatic and common sense approach to modern celebrancy.

Artwork by Mary Stephenson