Grumpy Old Women - Novello Theatre

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Venue Information
Novello Theatre

Novello Theatre
5 Aldwych

Seating Plan


(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres turn left (Russell Street) then immediately right onto Catherine Street, where the theatre is located 100 metres down on the corner with Aldwych.

Grumpy Old Women

Watch out folks, Grumpy Old Women returns to the West End with Chin Up Britain making its way to the stage of the Novello Theatre. It is certain to be an entertaining evening of middle aged chaos, with Jenny Eclair, Susie Blake and Wendi Peters taking you through a night of grumpy ideas.

Following a successful national tour, where audience members in various parts of the UK witnessed the event, the “Grumpy Old Women” phenomenon makes its triumphant arrival in the West End this April.

The BBC show “Grumpy Old Women” and its predecessor “Grumpy Old Men” have been enormously popular brands for the broadcaster, spawning merchandise and stage shows to stand alongside the televisions series.

And now the brand expands into a new stage production. The upcoming show at the Novello has been described as an ‘orgy of middle aged mayhem’ and as a result “Grumpy Old Women 2: Chin Up Britain” features everything you need to know about getting older and the ideas these women have to cope with it. From the Grumpometer to items like the Grumpy Guide to Safe Grumpy Rumpy Pumpy, it is certain to be an entertaining evening capable of putting the smile on the face of any old grump!

Leading the cast is Jenny Eclair, who returns to the production following the previous “Grumpy Old Women” live show. She is also a veteran of the television series, plus its spin-offs, and has appeared in a wide range of shows for the West End. Her credits include “Grumpy Old Women” at the Lyric Theatre in 2006, “Mum’s The Word” at the Albery Theatre in 2003 and “Steaming” at the Piccadilly Theatre in 1997. In addition to these, she has penned various books on “Having A Lovely Time” and “The Book of Bad Behaviour”. As one of the original grumps, she acts as the writer of the production alongside Judith Holder.

Her co-star Wendi Peters is a “Coronation Street” star who portrayed Cilla Battersby Brown in the soap and has appeared in various ITV shows such as “Soapstar Superstar” and “Bad Girls”. She has appeared in various pantomimes across the country and has credits that include “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” at the Orchard Theatre in Kent.

Finally, another grump takes the form of Susie Blake, another “Coronation Street” actress (she played Beverley Unwin) whose credits include “Murder Most Foul” and the comedy series “Victoria Wood as Seen on TV”. She has a number of theatrical credits to her name, most notably West End productions like “Wicked” at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and “Noises Off” at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Grumpy Old Women Live 2 – Chin Up Britain makes its appearance at the Novello Theatre from Wednesday 14th April 2010 until Saturday 5th June 2010.

Show Information
Booking From: Wednesday, 14th April 2010
Booking Until: Saturday, 5th June 2010
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 3pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running Time: 90 minutes
Show Status: production_closed
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