Jess and Joe Forever
BY ZOE COOPER
08 September 2016 — 8 October 2016
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. 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 at Live Theatre Newcastle and Man on the Moon for New Writing North/Sage) and directed by Derek Bond (Little Shop of Horrors at the Royal Exchange Theatre and Alice Birch’s Many Moons at Theatre503).
Running time 1 hour 5 minutes, no interval. Relaxed performance Thu 29 Sep 2.30pm
until 30th September, 7.30pm
No Offence Theatre is a theatre company, founded by an Australian and a Pole, born from the need of creating contemporary, challenging and political work and bringing theatre back to the people. They present Torn Apart, with the 4 & 5 star reviews coming in thick and fast don’t miss out.
What a Nice Production (@WhataNicetheatre) presents IN LOVE and WARCRAFT
6-10 & 13-17 November 2016 at 7:30pm
The award-winning romantic comedy by Madhuri Shekar tells a story of love and friendship in the 21st Century and shows how, sometimes, you have to lose yourself online to find yourself offline. Evie has it all figured out. She’s a college senior who wants a sex free life and plenty of time to retreat into the comfort of her laptop. Not only does she command a top-ranked guild in Warcraft with her online boyfriend, she also makes cash on the side writing love letters for people who’ve screwed up their relationships. After all, love is like Warcraft; it’s all about strategies, game plans, and not taking stupid risks. Right?
Well that’s what she thinks… until a guy comes along. In Real Life. Suddenly no amount of gaming expertise or advice from best friend Kitty will help her out when she finds herself with a non-virtual, totally real boyfriend, who wants more from her than she’s willing to give. As Evie prepares for the battle of a lifetime her two worlds finally collide. With hilarious and unexpected consequences, this is a play for anyone who understands (or wants to) what it’s really like to grow up online. In Love And Warcraft contains adult themes and so parental discretion is encouraged for under 16s.
Tickets: £15. LINK: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/141422
Concessions: £13 (Students, NHS, Over 60s and Equity)
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Sarah J Dent is also the lead actress in Theatre4Thought’s play in development ‘Our Father’
BY BETH STEEL DIRECTED BY ANNA LEDWICH
Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes including interval. £10 – £35
Three years ago the doomsayers were predicting the end. Financial apocalypse. But the system survived. Because the system works. Time to take advantage of the goodies on offer…
1978, New York. John Anderson is barely out of college and has landed himself a job on Wall Street. His dreams of unimaginable wealth, travel and power are made a reality as he jets around the globe selling loans to developing countries eager to borrow. And there are plenty – Mexico, Brazil, Argentina…
But cracks in the banks’ excessive lending strategy soon start to show. Despite the warning signs – and their consciences – John and his colleagues continue to pursue their targets, threatening to leave them all financially, and morally, bankrupt.
On until October 8th- Catch it Now!
ELSEWHERE Contexture Theatre present Mother Courage and Her Children at Harlow Playhouse. It opens on Monday 26th September and runs until Saturday 1stOctober.