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'I think about hurling myself towards that mirror so hard it shatters. But I don’t.

I just put some more red lipstick on instead.

This isn't how I imagined growing up to be.'

From first dates to break ups, one-night stands to finding ‘the one’. From shot knocking to head spinning, sushi-vomming and lean limb longing.

From being a girl to being something far more confusing. 

TORCH is a whole life lived out over one night. Fusing songs by iconic female performers – from Patti Smith to Taylor Swift – with moments of

poetic honesty. Part gig, part reflecting and refracted stories, this is a riotous trip through one young woman coming to terms with loneliness.


TORCH had a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016. By Phoebe Eclair-Powell with Jessica Edwards and Flipping The Bird.


'A cauldron of energy. A Young everywoman who absolutely nails this part'

The Times

'Jones shows that she can carry a show on her own.'


'There are so many reasons to love this show. First is the terrific performance by Jess Mabel Jones, intelligent, spirited and spontaneous.'


'Jones is an absolute firecracker of a performer...she has a stunning voice, emotional vulnerability, and electric charisma. Torch is not one to miss' 

The Play's the Thing 

'Jess Mabel Jones shines bright in a dark room. She glows.' 

The Stage


Jess Mabel-Jones



Phoebe Eclair-Powell

with Jessica Edwards


Amelia Jane Hankin


Lighting Design

Zoe Spur

Associate Producer

Ceri Lothian


Jessica Edwards

Composer & Sound Design

Alexandra Braithwaite

Set Builder

Elouise Farley



Rosalyn Newbery

Executive Producer

Ramin Sabi

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