Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me

Theatre (new writing, solo show)

  • Pleasance Dome - AceDome
  • 13:10
  • Aug 18-29
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Lawrence Batley Theatre with KETCHUP productions and Richard Jordan Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains distressing themes and strong language.
  • 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


A new play from acclaimed writer Philip Stokes (Heroin(e) for Breakfast). The darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching story of a strange boy called 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. Now, Daniel has returned to the family home. Is he back to seek revenge or heal old wounds? Join Daniel for a Mother’s Day like no other in this breathtaking production.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Main queue in bar. Wheelchair and level access via lift at rear of bar — reached via ramp at the rear of the venue. Speak to staff or Box Office for lift access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Archibald Bottomington 32 days ago

What a jolly good show this was! The young man performing in it was exceptional. Pat on the backs for everyone involved.

Jonathan Church 35 days ago

Astonishing, mesmerising, unmissable. A triumph in every way, playing today to a tiny audience. If you don't see this show, you are missing out on of the greatest performances at this year's fringe.

Robert Jaffe 36 days ago

Astonishing performance. Absolutely beautiful to watch this powerhouse of an actor fill the stage. The script is tightly written, each line bringing us further along in understanding this young man. Incredible to see such talent.

Linda Maxwell-Smart 37 days ago

From both a literary and dramatic perspective, Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me is an unmitigated triumph.
This surely must be the masterwork of Phil Stokes, who skilfully uses the monologue form to present a riveting and compelling narrative. A wonderful comic spirit belies the (sometimes unexpected) dark undertones , revealing an Alan Bennett-esque insight into humanity.
Additionally, an impeccable and dynamic performance is delivered throughout the play by Jack Stokes, the sole actor. He is undoubtedly the one to watch!!
Linda Maxwell-Smart

Sean Allsop 38 days ago

One of the best one man plays I've seen this year at Fringe!!!

Won’t give away any spoilers but its mad and full of twists, sublime acting and effects. Thrilled we went and won’t be forgetting what we saw !

James Gordon 41 days ago

A 70-minute slow burn which catches spectacular fire at the end with two devastating twists, neither of which I saw coming although, thinking back, both were perfectly prepared. A first-rate script and outstanding solo performance, holding a (too small) audience's attention by presence, body language and a commanding voice that overrides loud music and could command a much larger auditorium - a few moments early on when he seemed uneasy were most likely in character. One or two longueurs give time to wonder who on earth this weird guy is, why we should care about him, why is he talking to us (or to himself), all of which is ultimately explained. At the end, I don't think I was alone in simultaneously willing him to stop what he was doing and sharing in his ecstasy.

Gill Cowen 43 days ago

I found this production unexpectedly mesmerising. Strangely paced (not a criticism - just different from so much that we usually see) but this worked for me. Excellent direction and brilliant technical backup to a great solo performance. Glad I caught this!

Sharon Skinner 47 days ago

Loved this, funny and shocking, a little stretched at 1hr 10+ though.

Michael Stone 48 days ago

A sweet and engaging tale with a harder edge, brought to life by an excellent solo performance from Jack Stokes. Well worth seeing.

Julie Phillips 51 days ago

Don’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t this. Too loud for the size of venue. It has potential

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Three Weeks (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

The script is cleverly written, with surprises, dark humour and a captivating narrative.

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The List (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

A tight script and energetic central performance in a play about an unconventional teenage life

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 38 days ago

This play fills you with heartache and urges your humanity and compassion.

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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 38 days ago

Philip Stokes’ play Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me is a compelling look at what drives people to devote their lives to unlikely idols.

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FringeReview 47 days ago

The writing, direction and design are top notch for a fringe show. The work is sharp, focused and the entire team should be commended for producing an unforgettable, edge of your seat 60 minutes. See this show.

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The Stage (5/5 stars) 47 days ago

Gripping and visceral. Thrillingly crafted one-man drama featuring an authoritative debut performance from Jack Stokes.

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