Chris Singleton: How to be a Better Human

How to Be a Better Human is a spoken word comedy about grief, loss and self-acceptance.


In 2019…I lost my Dad. 

Well, I didn’t lose him. I knew exactly where he was –  

in the coffin at the front of the crem.

How to Be a Better Human tells Chris’ story of losing two of the biggest relationships in his life – Dad and Wife – in the space of a few months. It finds the lightness and humour in death, loss and divorce, exploring how they help us become better at empathising, connecting and understanding. How we can lose everything and still find the strength to rebuild. And how growing a beard can be the best decision of your life.  

Performed by Chris Singleton and directed by Tom Wright, How to Be a Better Human uses comedy, poetry, autobiographical storytelling, original music by Reece Jacob and animation by Huckleberry Films to open accessible conversations about grief, loss and mental health. 


“A true artistic vulnerability that absolutely chimed with our audience.” 
Rio Matchett, Leeds Playhouse 


‘compassionate in all the best ways, pulled together with a clarity of vision and beauty of language that simply will not let you go.” 
Dawn Bauling, Indigo Dreams 


Duration: 70 mins

Suitable for: Ages 14 yrs+

Available Event Times

Tuesday 15 November


  • 15 Nov 2022


  • £12.00 to £16.00


  • The Nuffield Theatre
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    Lancaster University
    Lancaster. LA1 4YW

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