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.

WE ARE

Back on the ROAD…

It’s picking up this Spring we were at The Place Theatre, London, The Dance House, Cardiff, Machynlleth Comedy Festival. People seem to be loving coming together in this way. “Stratospheric immersion” Audience response.

For up and coming venues go to  NEWS

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 show touches on themes around aging, 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.

If you are a community venue in Wales, you can book the show through Arts Council of Wales’ Night Out scheme. Click Here for more information.

Find out about Rural Touring Dance Initiative HERE

For all other venues and promoters, Click Here to download a touring pack.

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Credits:
Photo:
Catriona James
Craig Kirkwood


Edinburgh Festival 2022
Summerhall
16 - 28th Aug
10.15am
26th October


2022

Machynlleth Comedy Festival

Place Theatre, London

Machynlleth Comedy Festival

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