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Funeral Replacement Service (Ghost Bus Tours)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

You’re invited to celebrate the life of Roger Cocksweets (pronounced “Co-sweets”), and the funeral will be taking place on his old Routemaster bus (pay your respects to the coffin as you board). Theatre on wheels is a great concept, and this unconventional commemoration treats you to video messages from irate relatives, graphic poetry, and a grandson who goes around chatting everyone up. The real problem is that, at 45ish minutes, it’s too short- you’re just getting warmed up when you’re turfed out. There’s also no bar, and I imagine booze would put people more in the mood for belting out dubious hymns. An enjoyable, yet unexpectedly sedate experience: bring some mates and have a few pints first to get the best out of it.

Necrobus, until 26 Aug, 11.00pm and 12.30am.
tw rating 3/5 | [Holly Sharp]