Jenni Jackson & HOME presents


Returning after a sell out run at PUSH FESTIVAL 2021 and an acclaimed run at Battersea Arts Centre.

Jenni is not an athlete. Jenni has not done enough training. Jenni wants to perform a feat of endurance, live and in real time. She really wants to be able to run up hills and mountains.

Since her mum is Bolivian, she’s banking on her DNA containing Inca genes, which she hopes will mean that she will be shit hot at running up mountains. Naturally.

Exploring colonial legacies through the prism of the Bolivian/Aymaran warrior Bartolina Sisa and modern day women who are out-performing men at ultra marathon running, Jenni wants to know, how do we carry on when things get really hard?

Using integrated creative captions and a cinematic soundscape, Endurance is a blend of dance, theatre, and an attempt at a sports spectacle.

Endurance looks at how we endure, why we endure, and how women can make their innate propensity for endurance work in their favour to tip the balance of power.

Jenni is an award winning British Latinx performer, theatre maker, and movement director/ choreographer  based in Manchester.

She won a Jerwood Live Award in 2021, and is currently supported by the Barbican Centre (Open Lab), and MGCFutures to create her new show WRESTLELADSWRESTLE.

Her work examines what women and girls are permitted to do with their bodies, and the complexities of living between cultures.

Her choreography includes the acclaimed, I, JOAN (Shakespeare’s Globe), Julius Caesar (RSC Tour), Hope ( a film, Clean Break), and she was the lead choreographer on Coventry City of Culture’s Opening Ceremony


Written and devised: by Jennifer Jackson with Simon Carroll Jones

Performers: Jennifer Jackson & Simon Carroll Jones

Lighting and Video Design: Sarah Readman

Sound Co-Designed:  Alexandra Faye Braithwaite and Annie- May Fletcher

Costume Design: Cécile Trémolières and Tracey Dunk

Dramaturgy: Emily Ling Williams

Movement Direction: Simon Carroll Jones

Outside Eye: Poppy Clifford, Anna West, Emily Ling Williams

Lighting and Video Design Development: Joshua Pharo

Creative Technology Consultancy: idontloveyouanymore

Stage Management: Meghan Bartual Smyth

Producing: Eve Allin

Previous collaborators: Anna Himali Howard, Rosie Scudder and The Murmuration

Thanks to

Rajha Shakiry, Nickie Mikes Wildin, Justine Themen, Suzanne Bell, tangled feet, Upstart Theatre, Catt Belcher & Octagon Theatre, Grace Ng Ralph & Claire Symonds (The Lowry), Dan Gilbert, Alex Lui & Laura Elliot (The Oxford Playhouse).

Endurance was commissioned by HOME as part of PUSH 2021 (7 – 9 October 2021) and also shortlisted in 2022 for the Stückemarkt, Theatertreffen at Berliner Festspeile.


1 hour and 30 minutes

Running time: 1 hour 28 minutes (no interval)

Age guidance: 14+

Content warnings:

  • This show contains scenes and discussion of sexual violence.
  • There will be moments of darkness, loud music and sounds


  • Tickets £15
  • 10% discount if you book tickets for 3 or more shows in the Theatre 2 season, in one transaction