Bobby & Amy

A girl in a mustard cardigan and a boy in a turquoise jumper walk towards the camera, away from a fire in a field

presented by Emma Blackman Productions

An award-winning dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by double Fringe First Award winner, Emily Jenkins.

It’s the late nineties. Take That, Tamagotchis, Dip Dabs, and Pog Swaps. When 13-year-old Bobby and Amy meet, hundreds of cows dot across the fields and the sun always shines.

But when the cows begin to burn, Bobby and Amy’s sleepy Cotswold town is changed forever.

Set amongst the devastation that hit farming communities in the late nineties, Bobby & Amy is a coming-of-age story exploring friendship, heartache and what happens when our way of life is threatened by those who don’t understand it.

An exhilarating 70-minute journey, with two actors playing 21 different characters. Bobby & Amy was a sell-out at Edinburgh Fringe, where it was named Top Pick by The Stage, The Times, The Scotsman, WhatsOnStage and The Independent.


Running time: about 70 minutes (there is no interval)
Age guidance: 12+
Photo credits: Cam Harle Photography
Content warnings: Occasional swearing and adult themes including suggestions of suicide and childhood trauma.


Reviews and Awards
‘One of the best at the Edinburgh festival’ **** The Times
’Bobby & Amy, playing to packed houses… is both exceptional and exciting’ **** The Scotsman
‘A moving story of resilience, of changing landscapes, national trauma and, above all, friendship’ **** The Stage
Fringe First Award 2019
Sell-Out Show – Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Show of the Week – VAULT Festival 2019


About Emma Blackman Productions

Emma Blackman Productions was launched in 2018 to focus on championing and celebrating female creatives in the theatre, and offering a stage to female voices. From new writing to gig theatre and immersive shows, EBP offers high-quality and accessible work based on exciting and less-heard stories.


Dates presented on tour by house:

Tour Dates

Date Time Venue Booking Information
02/11/2021 - 03/11/2021 8pm - 9.10pm The North Wall Arts Centre Book here
04/11/2021 8pm - 9.10pm South Street Arts Centre Book here
05/11/2021 7.30pm - 8.40pm (plus post-show Q&A) The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre. Book here
06/11/2021 7.30pm - 8.40pm GlassBox Theatre Book here
09/11/2021 7.30pm - 8.40pm The Quarry Theatre at St Lukes Book here
10/11/2021 7.30pm - 8.40pm The Garage Book here
11/11/2021 7.30pm - 8.40pm The Seagull Theatre Book here
12/11/2021 7.30pm - 8.40pm artsdepot Book here
13/11/2021 8pm - 9.10pm Harlow Playhouse Book here
16/11/2021 8pm - 9.10pm Ventnor Exchange Book here
18/11/2021 7.30pm - 8.40pm E M Forster Theatre Book here
19/11/2021 7.30pm - 8.40pm Quarterhouse Book here
20/11/2021 8pm - 9.10pm Farnham Maltings Book here
23/11/2021 8pm - 9.10pm The Woodville Book here
24/11/2021 8pm - 9.10pm Colchester Arts Centre Book here
26/11/2021 7.30pm - 8.40pm Wells Maltings Book here