Carry On Jaywick

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by Dan Murphy

“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 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 gem on the Essex coast, currently ranked the most deprived town 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.

A verbatim play made up entirely of the words of real people. Carry on Jaywick is about home, identity, and not letting life grind you down.

‘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’ North Wall