Award-nominated sell-out hit HIP returned to the Brighton Fringe Festival this year as an immersive journey through the streets of 1970s Brighton as a walking tour entitled HIP Trip of Brighton: A Psychedelic Wander. HIP explores the true story of Brightonian Anne Clarke. The discovery of Anne's diaries and letters by squatter Jolie Booth, unearthed a huge archive about the city they've both lived in and the experiences they've shared. In this tour they visited the places Anne wrote about and learnt how her life left an imprint on the city.
In 2016 Jolie Booth developed her first one woman show HIP, with the support of Arts Council England, Lou Rogers, Brian Lobel, Emma Kilbey, Jess Mabel Jones, Max Barton, John Hinton and the Marlborough Theatre, based on diaries and letters she found in a squat 15 years ago and has been carrying around with her ever since. Interested in discovering and celebrating ordinary people's lives Jolie is creating this show as an extra-live production, where the audience plays an integral part of the development of the work.
Jolie Booth works with Clara Gutteridge and Frances Hill as Artistic Directors of hybrid company Double Blink, which is both an arts and public advocacy company, exploring issues surrounding surveillance, privacy and human rights.
Jolie Booth is also part of the creative team of theatre company the Suffolk Howlers, a troupe of Mummers Players who first formed at the award winning Tudor Re-Creation Kentwell Hall over a decade ago. Since then they have been writing, directing and performing Mummers Plays all over the country. Suffolk Howler's credits include performances at the National Gallery, Cecil Sharpe House, Trafalgar Square, Secret Garden Party and The Lord Mayor's Show.