Where did that youthful idealism go? Those outrageous, brilliant, or just plain silly ideas you had of how the world could become a better place?
Go one-to-one with a reclining chair, a team of adolescent experts, and an outdoor foolhardy adventure. All there to probe the current pulse of your idealism lost or found…
Forever Young is a teenage adventure for grown-ups.
A solo journey where you are never alone – always in the midst of a whirlwind of teen action, whirling you from place to place, throughout the city and through your memories, dreams, hopes and losses.
Part research, part rehabilitation and part playful tumble over our supposed wisdom, scars, cynicism and reckless dreaming. An encounter with your teenage self that you will never forget (no matter how hard you try).
Has all the adrenaline-charged thrill of teenage love. …it’s also a journey into the self, and there are some fascinating moments when the spectacle of the city and the spectacle of yourself meet and spark in interesting ways.Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
A teenage joyride into rediscovering the child withinNeil Cooper, Herald Scotland
‘Forever Young’ is a beautiful reminder that teenagers are complex beings …and that it’s best to keep a little bit of that young idealism and rebellion with youTime Out, Edinburgh
This rich encounter, in a familiar landscape made strange and beautiful by their presence and perspectiveJoyce McMillan, The Scotsman
UK premiere: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015
Premiere: Clonmel Junction Festival, Ireland 2015
Created by: one step at a time like this with the junction joes, the youth ensemble of Clonmel Junction Festival: Chloe Barry, Aoife Brannigan, Riain Condon, Aoife Delany Reade, Aoibhín De Souza, Seán Hoare.
Producer: Richard Jordan
Producer: Kara Ward
Commissioned & Presented by: Clonmel Junction Festival (Tipperary, Ireland) and Richard Jordan Productions.
Junction Joes travel funded through Arts Council Ireland.