If I Say Jump

Photo by Adam Robinson

With skillful storytelling, playful comedy and an original soundtrack, this fast-paced new show charts a morally ambiguous quest for peace and wellbeing in a chaotic time.

Jenny’s a vicar. But she’s got problems. Her creepy ex-husband keeps sending her flowers – every day. The church hall is being renovated by a dodgy builder, who’s being investigated by the police. And her best friend Danny has turned up in the vestry with a gun.

Danny’s an addict. Nearly a year sober. But he’s still got anger issues. And he’s just had a fight with his best mate Benson. So when he turns to the church will Jenny be able to do the right thing? And does she even know what that is?

If I Say Jump confronts the unexpected consequences of the snap decisions we make when things get stressful. A contemporary western set in Barnsley, it’s for anyone who ever asked “why on earth did I just do that?”

If I Say Jump Trailer – Filmed by Adam Robinson
‘If I Say Jump’ Full Show Documentation – Filmed by Barnaby Aldrick

Script Written by Dick Bonham
Story devised by Simon Brewis, Lynsey Jones, Jake England Johns and Dick Bonham.
Directed by Simon Brewis
Performed by Lynsey Jones and Richard Galloway
Technical Manager Aly Howe
Tour – Carriageworks Theatre, Waterside Arts, The Witham, CAST, Square Chapel Arts Centre, Harrogate Theatre, Arts Centre Washington, Helmsley Arts Centre, The Old Town Hall, Interplay Theatre, The Civic.

Reviews:
Always Time for Theatre – Five Stars! – “consistently funny throughout, Lynsey Jones and Richard Galloway prove themselves to be a brilliant and dynamic comedy duo”

On Stage – “strong performances and an engaging storytelling style, this piece makes for a solidly entertaining, inspiring and thoughtful evening at the theatre”.

Doncopolitan Magazine – If I Say Jump is a dramatic yet uplifting story that will have you on the edge of your seat and laughing at the same time”.

The Culture Vulture – “An absurdist two-hander comedy with a lot going on under the surface”