Jo and George sit on a brightly coloured, old fashioned fairground carousel. Jo is dressed in a dark red patterned dress and knee socks, sitting on a camel, smiling at George. George, dressed in dark trousers and a light yellow shirt under a brown cardigan, sits on a black horse smiling at the camera. An excited zebra is in front of him. Image by Catriona James

The Rest of Our Lives

Jo Fong and George Orange

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Time: 7:30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £12)*

*all orders will be subject to a transaction fee of £2.

Running Time: 80 mins (no interval)

Age Recommendation: 14+

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber

Hopefully hopeful – The Rest of Our Lives is a joyful dose of dance, theatre, circus and games. A cabaret of life and near death. Two middle-aged lives in an eclectic, spontaneous, predictable and random decline.

Jo is an old dancer, George an old clown. International artists with 100 years of life experience between them, armed with a soundtrack of floor-fillers, a book of raffle tickets and a sprinkling of eco-friendly optimism. Joyful, celebratory and hilarious.

The struggle is real.

It’s the beginning of the end.

But we’re still here.


‘Whatever your age, it will make you very happy indeed’  Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor

‘Fong and Orange have found a blueprint for happily living the rest of our lives’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Life is too short not to live like this’ ★★★★ The Scotsman



The Rest of Our Lives was commissioned by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative and has been supported by Groundwork Pro, Fieldwork, Dance House Cardiff, China Plate, Yorkshire Dance, Wales Millennium Centre, Place Theatre, Chapter Arts, Council of Wales, British Council and Wales Arts International. 


Jo Fong is a director, choreographer and performer working in dance, film, theatre, opera, spoken word and live art.

Jo lives in Wales and her creative work reflects the need in these times for people to come together. Her artistic practice is an evolving, collaborative approach which puts ideas around belonging or forming community in the forefront.

She is an Associate artist with Wales Millennium Centre.

George Orange is an artist, circus director, performer, facilitator and creative leader.

He is a master of circus, clown, political street theatre and physical theatre. Growing up in the states he fled to Mexico and Europe to train. In Cardiff he worked with NoFit State Circus, becoming a board member, sharing his creativity in education and community practice.

He is a founder of Mary Bijou Cabaret and a lecturer on Circomedia’s FDA/BA courses accredited by Bath Spa University.



This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit.


If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.


BSL interpreted performances: 13 and 15 June. Integrated BSL interpretation by Katie Fenwick.


  • Loud Music
  • Strong language in soundtrack music
  • Bright flashing lights
  • Latex balloon

Pre-Show Information

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.


We believe in making our shows accessible to as many people as possible.

We offer tickets on a Pay What You Can basis for the majority of performances throughout the year. Tickets usually start at £8, and we have recommended pricing to help you to choose a price that works for you.

We know that ticket price is a huge barrier for some, and the Pay What You Can model offers people who can afford to pay the recommended price or more the chance to support others who can’t.

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