Jenny Joseph


When I am an old woman I shall wear purple

With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves

And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired

And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells.

And run my stick along the public railings.

And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

And pick flowers in other people’s gardens.

And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat.

And eat three pounds of sausages

Or only bread and pickle for a week

And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry.

And pay our rent and not swear in the street

And set a good example for the children.

We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now ?

So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Représentations & évènements à venir

23 mai 2019 22 juin 2019

La Ronde

La Maison CDCN et la Médiathèque à Uzès

13 juin 2019 15 juin 2019

Au cœur

La Criée - Scène Nationale - Marseille

4 juillet 2019 13 juillet 2019


Cour d’honneur du Palais des Papes en Avignon

6 juillet 2019 28 juillet 2019 à 11H00

Ils n’avaient pas prévu qu’on allait gagner

Théâtre des Halles en Avignon

12 juillet 2019 13 juillet 2019

Hommage à Patrice Chéreau

ARTE à la Collection Lambert en Avignon

26 juillet 2019 27 juillet 2019


Scène nationale - Châteauvallon