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Bobby & Amy

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  1f, 1m

A new dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by Fringe First award winner Emily Jenkins.

It's the late 90s: Take That, Tamagotchis and Pog swaps. When Bobby and Amy meet, hundreds of cows dot across the fields and the sun always shines.

But when the cows begin to burn, Bobby and Amy’s sleepy Cotswold town faces a catastrophe that will change their home forever.

Bobby & Amy explores friendship and what happens when our way of life is threatened by those who don’t understand it.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner! 2019 Fringe First Award
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary

It’s the end of the 90s: Take That, Tamagotchis and Pog swaps. When Bobby and Amy meet, hundreds of cows dot across the fields and the sun always shines.

But when the cows begin to burn, Bobby and Amy’s sleepy Cotswold town faces a catastrophe that will change their home forever.

Bobby & Amy explores friendship, heartache, and what happens when our way of life is threatened by those who don’t understand it.

A dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by Fringe First winner Emily Jenkins.

History
After a limited preview run at the Vault Festival 2019, Bobby & Amy premiered at Upstairs at the Pleasance Courtyard on the 31 July 2019.
BOBBY
AMY
Other characters played by BOBBY and AMY:

This is a multi-rolling, multi-locational play. The characters
and various locations should be created by the physicality of
the actors without the need for additional props and costume.

  • Time Period Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)

Media

“Jenkins’s play is much more than just a 1990s nostalgia trip. It’s a moving story of resilience, of changing landscapes, national trauma and, above all, friendship.” – The Stage

“At the heart of the play… is a profound sense of how rapidly England’s landscape has changed in the last quarter-century, and how powerless many ordinary people have felt in the face of those changes” – The Scotsman

“This show is one of the best at the Festival” – The Times

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Authors

Emily Jenkins

Emily is a winner of the prestigious Fringe First Award for her play Rainbow. She has since written plays with Paines Plough, Traverse Theatre and attended the Royal Court Young Writers and Studio Writers programmes. Emily is also a text coach and Shakespea ...
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