a powerful tribute [The Scotsman]

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Does it seem to you that we have been married for over 50 years?
Can you remember what it was like before we were married?
Can you remember what our favourite song was?
Can you remember the first carpet we ever bought?
Would you like to dance?

In August 2008 we placed an advert in the newspaper. As a result of this advert we met Tillie and Ronnie Jeffrey – they have been married for 52 years. Together we spent time exploring their experience of spending their lives together.

Life Long tracks the significant moments they have lived through, their memories, stories and personal histories remembered and re-lived in this original piece of performance.

Life Long was performed at The Art Club, Glasgow as part of the Arches Off-site programme in February 2010.


Devised and Performed by Tillie and Ronnie Jeffrey
Devised and Directed by Tashi Gore and Jess Thorpe
Associate Artist: Francesca Lacey
Creative Learning Programmer: Lucy Gaizely
Lighting Design and Production by Ronnie Phipps
Production Support from Rosie Barber
Documentation by Iain Campbell, Kevin Low and Gary McNair

An Arches Commission (2010)