Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Jessie will embark on her first ever UK tour starting in Coventry on 24th February 2019.
Sunrise, is a heart-warming and tender show about babies, breaking up, and getting back on your feet, will tour venues around the UK, beginning at Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry on 24th February 2019 and concluding at Cambridge Junction on 21st March 2019.
Dating again after a complex break-up, Jessie is trying to get her personal life in order, before her kids wake up.
People think once you have babies you’ll stop worrying about the silly little things. You don’t. People think when you have babies you’ll be in a happy monogamous relationship. Not necessarily. Sunrise is about trying to do it all as a mother, girlfriend AND ex‐girlfriend whilst also trying to work hard, be RELAXED and keep up with the pack.
This is a ‘break-up’ story that is hopeful and, although a unique situation, relatable to other people also going through break-ups who are trying to reclaim confidence and be okay with just themselves again.
Jessie is one of the most distinctive voices on the comedy scene who stormed the Edinburgh Fringe with Sunrise this August, selling out the entire run and scooping widespread critical acclaim, following on from previous sell-out shows Bookworm and I Loved Her.
As an actor, Jessie is best known for playing Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter film series as well as being a series regular in Sky’s flagship sitcom Trollied. She is currently developing a drama pilot for E4 with Kudos/Channel 4, and is one of the artists in residence as part of Soho Theatre’s Soho Six programme.
Jessie’s doodles about love and her depiction of motherhood have a cult following on Instagram and they have been featured in Dictionary Corner on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and her first book of doodles, Love Sick, was published in 2015.
Sunrise will be published in book form by Nick Hern Books to coincide with the tour, available from 22nd November 2018.
Sunrise is directed by Soho Theatre Associate Adam Brace, sound design is by Adam Welsh, of acclaimed theatre company Dead Centre, and the show is designed by - and the pillows and backdrop are made by - Jessie’s mum, Debbie.
24th February 2019, Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
26th & 27th February 2019, Brighton & Hove, The Old Market
1st March 2019, Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre
3rd March 2019, Edinburgh, The Stand Comedy Club
4th March 2019, Glasgow, The Stand Comedy Club
5th March 2019, Newcastle, The Stand Comedy Club 9th March 2019, Birmingham, Patrick Centre
14th-16th March 2019, Manchester, Home
21st March 2019, Cambridge, Junction
Tickets for Sunrise are available here.