The Rest of Our Lives

 

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.

Information for promoters and venues

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.

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

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Credits:
Photo:
Catriona James
Craig Kirkwood


2023

Liverpool
March 29th

Newport Riverfront
1st and 2nd April

London Shoreditch Town Hall
12, 13 & 14th April

Nottingham Lakeside Arts
18th April

Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Brighton Festival
19th, 20th & 21st May

Derby Deda
1st June

Warwick Arts Centre
3rd June

Abergavenny Dance blast
11th June

Manchester, HOME
13 and 14th June

Exeter Pheonix
19th June


2022

Small World Theatre, Cardigan
South Street Arts Centre, Reading
Feast Festival, Malvern
Circomedia, Bristol
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Machynlleth Comedy Festival
Place Theatre, London
Dance House, Cardiff

2021

Village Halls
Penrith, Askern and Helton
Brigham, Cockermouth
Welshampton, Ellesmere
Kingsdon
Barlow in Edgeworth
Crich Glebe Field Centre
And
Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton

2020

Yorkshire Dance
Ageless Festival, Leeds

2019

Chapter, Cardiff