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Jellyfish

A Cartwright Productions Ltd. production

by Ben Weatherill
In association with the Bush Theatre

From 5 to 16 July
Running Time: tbc

Jellyfish

Following a sold-out run at the Bush Theatre last year, Sarah Gordy returns to play Kelly for a limited run of this radical and heartfelt new play.

Kelly likes dirty jokes and finding creatures washed up on the shore. Neil likes Kelly, who makes him dizzy and breathless. But Agnes, Kelly’s mum, struggles to accept their new relationship.

Jellyfish is the story of a first kiss, chips by the beach and coming of age with Down’s Syndrome in a seaside town. It’s a unique romance across uncharted waters which asks: does everyone really have the right to love as they choose?

A relaxed performance environment
All performances of Jellyfish will play in a more relaxed performance environment. There will be a more relaxed approach to making noise during the show, and coming in and out of the auditorium if you need to. If you need a break, there will be a chill-out space available in the Dorfman foyer close to the auditorium.

Content Advisory
Please note: This production contains discussions of disability, consent, genetic screening and abortion that some people may find upsetting. If you require further information, contact details are provided in our online Help centre

 

Talks and events

Creating and Performing Jellyfish Mon 15 July, 4.30pm

 

 

Jellyfish received its world premiere at the Bush Theatre, London, on 29 June 2018.

4 star rating

Heartening, important, thoughtful and unsettling. Sarah Gordy gives a magnificent performance.

Evening Standard
4 star rating

A compassionate, bittersweet, romantic comedy. Sarah Gordy is superb.

The Stage
4 star rating

Genuinely moving and beautifully realised. Jellyfish will win over even the coldest of hearts.

Time Out

Jellyfish I In conversation with Sarah Gordy

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Jellyfish ticket prices and Access performances

Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
*£50, £40, £30, £25, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
*£55, £45, £35, £30, £18
Ways to save
Previews 5 - 8 July

*£47, £37 – £15

Access Performances

Relaxed performances
All performances of Jellyfish will play in a more relaxed performance environment. There will be a more relaxed approach to making noise during the show, and coming in and out of the auditorium if you need to. If you need a break, there will be a chill-out space available in the Dorfman foyer close to the auditorium.

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Fri 12 July, 7.30pm
Sat 13 July, 2.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people:
Tue 15 July, 7.30pm
Wed 16 July, 2.30pm

 

*Some of the best seats in the house are premium priced. They help to ensure we can continue to offer low price seats
for all our productions; the National Theatre is a charity and only 17% government-funded. This year nearly 30% of our tickets
are available for £20 or less.

Smart caption glasses

Smart caption glasses are a revolutionary new way for people with hearing loss to enjoy performances at the National Theatre. For the first time, service users can experience our productions, including this one, from any seat in any theatre.

Find out about Smart caption glasses

People wearing Smart Caption Glasses at a performance in the theatre

Cast

Production team

Photography (Sarah Gordy) by Samuel Taylor. Design & Art Direction by Studio Doug.

Help Centre

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