Created and performed by Jo Fong and George Orange
“One of the most joyful, celebratory and hilarious experiences of my life”
– Hannah Robertshaw
Hopefully hopeful, The Rest of Our Lives is a cabaret of life and near death. Join Jo and George for a night of dance, circus and games.
The struggle is real.
Jo is an old dancer, George an old clown. They are international artists with 100 years of life experience between them. They’ve reached the mid-way point, and now they’re looking at the rest of their lives and wondering, what next? Armed with a soundtrack of floor-fillers, a book of raffle tickets and a sprinkling of eco-friendly glitter. Join them as they negotiate middle-life together with humour, tenderness and outlandish optimism.
“I haven’t had that much fun at a show in a long time”
– Audience member
We’re only at the beginning of the end. But we’re still here.
Commissioned and supported by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative.
“Stratospheric immersion” Audience response.
Thanks to Joe Wild, Marega Palser, Alisa Piebalga and Ed Collier for helping us in studio.
Supported by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative, Fieldwork, The Place Theatre, China Plate, Groundwork Pro, Ty Dawns/Dance House Cardiff, Wales Arts International, Wales Millennium Centre, Chapter and Arts Council of Wales.
The Rest of Our Lives is a two-hander designed for village halls and studio theatres. The performance is spirited and the show touches on themes around aging well, friendship and care.
We’re interested in community building that happens in new ways and with a focus on diversifying audiences.The Rest of Our Lives has previously been performed at Ageless Festival, Yorkshire Dance; Machynlleth Comedy Festival; The Place Theatre, London; Ty Dawns/Dance House, Cardiff; Chapter Arts Centre. In autumn 2021 we toured seven village halls in England as part of the Rural Touring Dance Initiative.
This autumn 2023 we will be working with BSL interpreter Katie Fenwick she will be joining us for 9 of the 12 performances, check out the pic below for details
Programmers, let’s chat and make the performance accessible to Deaf audiences!
Find out about Rural Touring Dance Initiative HERE
If you are a community and village hall presentations in Wales, you can book the show through Arts Council of Wales’ Night Out scheme.
Village hall and Community Centre presentations, download an Information Pack.
For studio theatre curators and all other venues and promoters, HERE is our TOURPACK