Death never looked so... alive
Join the Mary Poppins of Death, Miss Louise de Winter, for a sendup of a very British sendoff. She’ll be taking you on a whirlwind tour of the UK funeral industry via the dusty net curtains of Doom, Gloom & Son, rotting funeral flowers, glossed-over grief poetry and accidentally putting her head in the cremator.
With a wake's worth of sausage rolls at her disposal, she'll share a mix of heartbreak, heartache and heartwarming stories from the funeral frontline. Come along to discover the well kept secrets that keep the UK funeral industry alive, and pick up a few ideas for your own enlightened and inspired funeral along the way.
This is your opportunity to get all your awkward deathly questions answered. What goes on behind the scenes at the crematorium? What exactly is embalming? Are funeral directors as creepy as they look? What's the problem with FUN-E-RALS? What's with the standard British funeral? Why are there so many sausage rolls?
There may be tears, there may be laughter, there may even be tears of laughter.
Sausage rolls (British funeral fare of choice) will be provided. A soundtrack of popular funeral music will be played. Expect Frank Sinatra, Robbie Williams and All Things Bright & Beautiful.
WHAT'S BEEN SAID
“If you have to face the Angel of Death, you ideally want her to look and sound like Louise de Winter, with her soft sweet voice and calm reassuring manner.”
The WI (Women’s Institute)
“I was intrigued and thrilled that I could create my dream funeral with someone so artistic, progressive and knowledgeable.”
“I wouldn’t let this girl near my funeral.”
Daily Mail website commentator
“A kind of Mary Poppins of Death”
“Who the hell is Louise de Winter?”
Local Funeral Director