A new 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 one of them places where you either make it, or break it. And a lot of people been breaking it round here.
Jaywick is a seaside village on the Essex coast, recently ranked the most deprived neighbourhood in the UK. This heart-warming 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 listen to recorded interviews with Jaywick residents and deliver what they hear to the audience: this is ‘reality theatre’ in action.