by Dan Murphy
presented by Kuleshov Theatre
A verbatim play made up entirely of the words of real people. Carry on Jaywick is a story of hope amongst the hopeless, of laughter in the darkest times and a celebration of what it means to fight for where you come from.
Jaywick is a seaside town on the Essex coast, recently ranked among the most deprived neighbourhoods in the UK. This heartwarming and hilarious play travels through its village halls and dance classes, family rows and moments of inspiration, revealing a slice of English life which has largely been forgotten.
Actors wearing headphones on stage listen to recorded interviews with Jaywick residents. They repeat back what they hear to the audience. This is ‘reality theatre’ in action.
‘deeply moving, funny, acute and invaluable. Dan Murphy’s verbatim play is always respectful of the impoverished community that is its subject, but it is also poetic, brave and visionary’
Running time: 70 mins/no interval
The Carry on Jaywick tour is presented by house
(Photo by Ethan Miller)