The Rest of Our Lives

22nd Oct 2023 , 5:00pm - Stanley Arts - Society Room

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A man and a woman on a brightly coloured, old fashioned fairground carousel. The woman, Jo, sits on a camel wearing a maroon patterned dress and black knee length socks. The man, George, stands next to a black horse with a very excited zebra in front of him.
Photo credit: Catriona James

Hopefully hopeful, The Rest of Our Lives is a joyful dose of dance, theatre, circus and games. A cabaret of life and near death. Two middle-aged lives in an eclectic, spontaneous, predictable and random decline. 

Jo is an old dancer, George an old clown. International artists with 100 years of life experience between them, armed with a soundtrack of floor-fillers, a book of raffle tickets and a sprinkling of eco-friendly optimism. Joyful, celebratory and hilarious. 

The struggle is real. 

It’s the beginning of the end. 

But we’re still here.

“whatever your age, it will make you very happy indeed”

Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor

What will you experience?

The audience will be seated facing the stage in rows. Jo and George will interact with the audience.

Access information

For this event, the following access provision will be avilable:

  • Performance BSL Interpreter
  • Front of House BSL Interpreter 
  • Live audio description by VocalEyes
  • Touch tour by Vocal Eyes
  • Step-free access throughout the venue
  • Accessible toilet within the venue
  • This is a relaxed performance, meaning audience members can come and go and make noise as needed.

Content warnings and age guidance

Content warnings:

  • Bright lights 
  • Balloons 
  • Loud music 
  • Middle-aged themes

About the artists

Jo is a director, choreographer and performer whose creative work reflects a need for people to come together, centring ideas around belonging or forming community. George is an artist, circus director, performer, facilitator, lecturer and creative leader. He is a master of circus, clown political street theatre and physical theatre.

Show credits

The Rest of Our Lives was commissioned by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative and is supported by Arts Council of Wales, Wales Arts International, Fieldwork, Dance House Cardiff, China Plate, Yorkshire Dance, Wales Millennium Centre, Place Theatre, and Chapter.

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