BY DAN MURPHY
Theatre. 22nd – 26th Feb, 19:15, £12.
Carry on Jaywick is a new play about Jaywick, the seaside gem of the essex coast which has fallen on hard times but lives to tell the tale. Jaywick is currently ranked the most deprived town in the UK.
Made up entirely of the words of real people, Carry on Jaywick is a story of hope amongst the hopeless, laughter in the darkest times, and what it means to fight for where you’re from.
Set in village halls and dance classes, during family rows and moments of inspiration, this heartwarming and hilarious ‘reality play’ will show you a slice of english life which has been forgotten by the mainstream media.
“Jaywick is one of them places where you either make it, or break it. And a lot of people been breaking it round here.”
Carry on Jaywick is about home, identity, and not letting life grind you down.
Seeded by House in partnership with Lakeside Theatre and supported by Arts Council England and Old Possum’s Practical Trust.
“Carry on Jaywick is an innovative and fascinating insight into an overlooked community.” — Paul Jellis, Executive Director, HighTide
Murphy and Co. is a new touring company whose work explores big issues in small settings. It is writer Dan Murphy, director Hannah Joss and Executive producer Ashleigh Wheeler. In co-production with Kuleshov, a critically acclaimed theatre company committed to developing and producing powerful new writing. Past productions include BU21 by Stuart Slade (★★★★★ The Stage) and Jelly Beans by Dan Pick (★★★★ The Reviews Hub)
Dan Murphy grew up in Essex and his work seeks to bring the life and voices of his home county to the stage. He was shortlisted for the Royal & Derngate/Hightide Award 2014 (for the Jaywick project), BBC Trans Comedy Award 2013 and Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays 2013. He is currently supporting Alecky Blythe on her National Theatre production.
Writer: Dan Murphy
Director: Hannah Joss
Producer: Holly Hooper
Exec Producer: Ashleigh Wheeler
Production Designer: Cécile Trémolières
Sound Designer: Chris Prosho
Lighting Designer: Dan Saggars
Production Manager: Richard Irvine
Stage Manager: Bonnie Murphy