- Start: Thursday 03 November - 19:30
- Estimated End: Thursday 03 November - 20:30
- Rating: 12+
- Auditorium: NEW Great Hall
Admission: £12 (£10 conc.); pre-show dining & ticket £20 (£18 conc.)
Pre-show dining option: Roast pork loin or nut and lentil loaf, both served with roast potatoes and root vegetables with an apple compote.
Jess and Joe Forever, by Farnham Maltings and The Orange Tree Theatre.
Meet Jess and Joe. They want to tell you their story. Joe is Norfolk born and bred and wears wellies. Jess holidays there with her au pair and is slightly too tubby for her summer dresses. They are miles apart even when they stand next to each other. This is a story of growing up, fitting in (or not), boys, girls, secrets, scotch eggs and maybe even love, but most of all, it’s about friendship.
Spanning several summer holidays, Jess and Joe Forever is an unusual coming of age tale that explores rural life and what it means to belong somewhere, if you can really belong anywhere. It is a layered and thoughtful play about finding your place in the world when you only know a small corner of it.
Written by Zoe Cooper (Nativities; Live, Man on the Moon; New Writing North/Sage) and Directed by Derek Bond (Little Shop of Horrors; Royal Exchange Theatre and Many Moons; Theatre503).
**** “a small play with a big heart, a romantic comedy that’s genuinely funny but also unexpectedly powerful” Evening Standard
**** “Heartrending and heartwarming” The Stage
**** ‘Funny, bittersweet and intensely poignant’ Broadway World UK
**** “A play that matures alongside its characters…Sets tear ducts going and sends stomachs soaring.” What’s on Stage
Originally commissioned by Old Vic New Voices. Supported by Arts Council England.