Saturday 13 April
Tickets £12.50 Full Price / £10.50 Concessions
Age guidance: Suitable for age 15+
Performed in STUDIO 1
Running time: 1 hour (no interval)
Lovely and Jason
Following a successful run at London’s prestigious Vault Festival, Lovely and Jason are finally coming home. Lovely and Jason is a dark surreal musical comedy for adults who suck at adulting. Lovely is a blue eyed, blond haired rosy-cheeked woman and Jason is her very plastic, very naked, baby doll. Together they write music with strong moral messages and hope to change the world, one small child at a time. But things haven’t been going well for the pair, and when they find themselves penniless, unsuccessful and already in their mid-thirties, they realise it’s time to go back to their hometown of Bognor Regis to find out what it’s really all about.
Will their art ever be appreciated? Will they ever find out who they’re supposed to be? And will Jason ever stop talking??
Sandy grew up in Bognor Regis and later trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama where she began writing the songs that evolved into the act, Lovely and Jason. Initially a one-woman act, it became apparent that she needed someone or something to bounce off, and a lucky find at a car boot sale led to the partnership with a small mute, but powerful doll.
Sandy has worked extensively as an actress including at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Manchester Royal Exchange and The Lyric Hammersmith. She has also appeared in Killing Eve, Call the Midwife, The Dumping Ground, Fisherman’s Friends and Mike Leigh’s award winning film Mr Turner.
Jason joined the Marines in the mid 1980’s where he was hugely respected and largely feared by his colleagues. He mysteriously vanished in 1989 (some suspect he did a stint at MI5 whilst others believe he ran a large cult in LA) but by the 90’s he reappeared and became prolific on the rave scene. He has no memory of how he ended up drunk, alone and naked at the car boot sale where he and Lovely met. He refuses to talk publicly about his art because it demeans it.
Lizzie Stables is an actress and Artistic Director of Folio Theatre Company and met Sandy whilst training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Lizzie has worked extensively as an actress including the Canal Café: News Revue; Mill at Sonning: Not Now Darling. She has also appeared in The Inbetweeners, Miranda, Kiri, Holby City, Doctors and Home Front.
FOLIO PRODUCTIONS INCLUDE: Unearthed (The Guardian readers favourite show of the year), Reel Life, The Edit (in association with Salisbury Playhouse)