Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me

Theatre (new writing, drama)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Two
  • 10:50
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Richard Jordan Productions, 412, Ketchup with Pleasance
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains subject matter relating to mental health and grief.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


***** (Stage; Three Weeks; Theatre Weekly; Advertiser, Adelaide). Critics Awards Best Play Winner and Theatre Weekly Awards Best Solo Performance. Meet Daniel Valentine, the ultimate superfan whose life has been devoted to his two favourite things, Jesus... and Jane. Daniel's mother is a superfan too, but then one day her actions cause it all to go horribly wrong. Playwright Philip Stokes' (Heroin(e) for Breakfast) critically acclaimed darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching 2022 hit play returns to the fringe following sell-out London and Adelaide seasons. 'Must-see show' (Fringe Review UK).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access via driveway off main road.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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The Bunsen 102 days ago

There was 6 of us and we found this compelling. The first 10 minutes set the scene and then the time went flying by, your emotions go through a roller coaster and not one of our group would have missed this show of the 11 we did over the 2 days.

Roland Hanbury 107 days ago

This very much reminded me of a solo performance by a young Steven Berkoff (I have been coming to the fringe for 50 years!). If you enjoy that style of intense, energetic, rather shouty, performance you’ll enjoy this.

Snap Judgement 112 days ago

★★★☆☆ Blind Devotion with JESUS, JANE, MOTHER & ME. Enjoyable, despite the flaws.

* Well Written Narrative. The pompous, eloquent rhetoric suits the protagonist's character perfectly.
* Poetic Brilliance. A standout poetry segment, impeccably executed.
* Creative Parallel. The insightful juxtaposition of divinity and pop culture.

* Spoiler Alert. The room's desolate ambience prematurely foreshadows the inevitable ending.
* Show & Tell Imbalance. A deeper dive into visual storytelling through props and performance could have enhanced the engagement.

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Kathy 117 days ago

SEE THIS. One of the best plays I have seen in years. It takes a little while to warm up to Daniel - he has a bizarre accent and is one of those "weird kids" we all remember from school. Yet you are dragged into his universe and as you begin to put all the pieces together, your heart just breaks. The show builds and builds and builds in intensity - serious credit to Daniel's actor as he is captivating. It takes a lot to make me cry at a show, and I did. It was the first show I saw this Fringe (which may have been a mistake as my mum has said for every show since, "not as good as that first one"...). See it!

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 97 days ago

This is a convincing and compelling performance which left me a little chilled - in a good way.

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 99 days ago

It’s a powerful and impactful beautifully written play that manages to find humour in the darkest of subjects.

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