Presumably different people will be touched by Funeral at different times, by details that are insignificant or arbitrary to others: this ritual is full of clues that seem insignificant, but can carry a lot of meaning. Grieving may be a collective event, but the experience remains individual. That is no different in Funeral.

De Morgen - Ewoud Ceulemans ****

Every funeral ritual brings people together, marks losses and confronts us with mortality. That is often so unexpectedly pleasant about it. Funeral does just that a little more explicitly. In its intimacy, the performance manages to preserve anonymity. That is what is special about this participatory life lesson, which is primarily a plea for cherishing death. - Moos van den Broek

a beautiful, shared experience between strangers in a hyper-individualistic world.

pzazz - Marina Kaptijn

“A beautiful, universal, timeless, austere minimalist performance, or rather ceremony that celebrates life.”

Concertnews *****

Astonishingly beautiful.

BBC4 Radio

Funeral is a moving, almost transcendental experience that’s filled with ritual, humility and humanity. 

British Theatre Guide *****

A poignant exploration of the inevitability of mortality, deftly crafted to evoke both a sense of melancholy and a celebration of life. 

The Crumb *****

Belgian experimentalists Ontroerend Goed strike gold again with this deeply moving theatrical mourning ritual.

Time Out *****