Farnham Maltings in association with Orange Tree Theatre Present

Jess and Joe Forever

By Zoe Cooper Director Derek Bond

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).

Originally commissioned by Old Vic New Voices. Supported by Arts Council England.

Suitable for ages 12+

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Reviews

"Heartrending and heartwarming" The Stage
‘A small play with a big heart, a romantic comedy that’s genuinely funny but also unexpectedly powerful.’ Evening Standard
‘Daring…with a ‘hell yeah' ending…You'll want to punch the air.' WhatsOnStage
‘Quirky, funny, moving and theatrically thrilling – a small play that packs a great emotional punch’. ArtsDesk
‘Vivid and touching’ The Times

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Suitable for ages 12+

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