Good Grief

Platform Presents & Finite Films produce Lorien Haynes' comedy drama starring Sian Clifford and Nikesh Patel.

Online: 15th Feb - 15th Apr 2021
The Observer ★★★★ - "Tender film-play hybrid hits home" - Sian Clifford and Nikesh Patel rehearsed for two days on Zoom before being filmed... Read Review

Natalie Abrahami

The Observer ★★★★
Evening Standard ★★★★
Daily Telegraph ★★★★
Produced by

Platform Presents

& Finite Films

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Sian Clifford

Sian Clifford is a BAFTA-winning, Emmy and Critics Choice Award nominated actress, known best for her role as Claire in the global phenomenon and critically acclaimed FLEABAG (Winner of numerous awards including six Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics Choice and SAG Award). Sian has worked extensively in British theatre on some of the UK’s most illustrious stages to great critical acclaim. She starred in the highly celebrated West End production of CONSENT, directed by Roger Michell.


Her television credits include Sky One’s HITMEN and the second season of ITV’s psychological thriller LIAR. Earlier this year, Sian featured in Sky One’s comedy TWO WEEKS TO LIVE, alongside Maisie Williams. Sian starred as one of the leads in Stephen Frears’ QUIZ, alongside Matthew Macfadyen and Michael Sheen, which went onto become ITV’S most-watched TV drama of the year.


This year Sian won Actor of the Year at Stylist’s Remarkable Women Awards and most recently won the BAFTA for Female Performance in a Comedy.

The Production

Following the success of Platform Presents’ world first, online, live, theatrical production of A Separate Peace in May 2020, they are thrilled to follow with the launch of Lorien Haynes' romantic comedy Good Grief directed by Natalie Abrahami (RSC, National Theatre, Young Vic) and starring BAFTA award-winning Sian Clifford (Fleabag) and Nikesh Patel (Artemis Fowl). 

Also part of this predominantly female strong team are Isobel Waller-Bridge, re-partnering with Sian Clifford having worked with Sian on ‘Fleabag’, who is developing the sound design and score. Alongside her is Fin Oates as Editor, (I Hate Suzie), award-winning Emma Dalesman as Director of Photography, Natalie Pryce as Production Designer (winner, Production Designer, Black Theatre Awards 2020).


This new production, which takes the best of theatre and television production, aims to create an unmissable theatrical event for 2021. 

Age guidance: 16+ due to strong language 


Household ticket: £15

Concession ticket: £10 (NHS & key workers, students, under 25’s and those with low income/unemployment)

Supporter Package: £150 including digital programme and signed script

10% of each ticket bought will go to the NHS and 10% will go to Macmillan Cancer Care.

The Creative Team


EDITOR - Fin Oates



BTS FILM MAKER - Elijah Grant 


SOUND RECORDIST - Rowena Coleman

SOUND MIX - Gibran Farrah & Rory de Carteret


DIT - Helen Vidler

HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST - Charlotte Broadbent 


Nikesh Patel

Nikesh Patel most recently starred as ‘Kash’ in Mindy Kaling’s ten part FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL for Hulu and played ‘Foaly’ in Disney feature ARTEMIS FOWL, directed by Kenneth Branagh.


Other recent work includes MAN LIKE MOBEEN, feature film HALAL DADDY and two series of INDIAN SUMMERS. Nikesh trained at the Guildhall School of Drama and was a winner of the 2010 Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow.

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