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Grumpy Old Women Live 2: Chin Up Britain

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About the Show Less...

The second live show in which a trio of middle-aged women regale audiences about their personal pet hates and how to overcome them. Read More >

Written by Eclair and Judith Holder, Grumpy Old Women Live 2: Chin Up Britain is the follow up to Grumpy Old Women Live which spent a month at the Lyric theatre in 2006. Both shows evolved from the hit BBC television programme of the same name which involved a group of middle-aged women grumbling about various aspects of modern life.

In this second stage incarnation the testy trio offer tips about coping with Excessive Cleaning Disorder, overcoming menu masochism and combining household chores with safe sex.

Actress, writer and Perrier Award-winning comedian Eclair is a regular contributor on radio shows Woman’s Hour, Banter and Just A Minute. On stage she has been seen in The Vagina Monologues, Mum’s The Word and Steaming. She was recently seen on television alongside Blake and former Grumpy Old Women Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph in Let’s Dance for Sport Relief.

Blake and Peters are both former stars of Coronation Street. Blake’s theatre credits include Wicked at the Apollo Victoria theatre and Noises Off at the National Theatre and West End. Peters, also well known for TV’s Bad Girls, has appeared on stage in The Vagina Monologues and several productions on tour.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 14/04/2010

Closing Night: 05/06/2010

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Cast & Creative


Jenny Eclair, Susie Blake, Wendi Peters


Author - Jenni Eclair, Judith Holden

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Aldwych, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 4LD

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