Award-winnning dark comedy to visit Swindon Arts Centre

By Jessica Durston - 2 November 2021

Arts and Culture

Bobby & Amy will hit the Swindon stage later this month.

Bobby & Amy is a dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease, by double Fringe First Award winner, Emily Jenkins.

The Swindon Arts Centre date is Saturday 27 November at 7.30pm. 

A spokesperson for the event said of the show: "It’s the late nineties. Take That, Tamagotchis, Dip Dabs, and Pog Swaps. When 13-year-old Bobby and Amy meet, hundreds of cows dot across the fields and the sun always shines. But when the cows begin to burn, Bobby and Amy’s sleepy Cotswold town is changed forever. 

"Set amongst the devastation that hit farming communities in the late nineties, Bobby & Amy is a coming-of-age story exploring friendship, heartache and what happens when our way of life is threatened by those who don’t understand it."

The 70-minute coming-of-age journey, will feature two actors playing 21 different characters. 

Tickets for the Swindon Arts Centre show are priced at £16 with concessions getting £2 off.

Age guidance has been set at 12 years and over due to occasional swearing and adult themes including suggestions of suicide and childhood trauma.

Bobby & Amy was a sell-out show at Edinburgh Fringe, where it was named Top Pick by The Stage, The Times, The Scotsman, WhatsOnStage and The Independent.

A representative of The Stage said: "Bobby & Amy is a moving story of resilience, of changing landscapes, national trauma and, above all, friendship."

Tickets for the Swindon Arts Centre date can be purchased at https://swindontheatres.co.uk/Online/tickets-bobby-amy-swindon-2021

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