"I’m going to have to make a few more economies - still, that’s alright, Scarlett O’Hara ended up digging her own potatoes."
Maddie, fifty, invites you into the intimacy of her dressing room for a conversation. Open yet guarded, the pieces gradually reveal a portrait of a flawed, funny, resilient and very real woman. From marauding rats to dishy vets, unfaithful husbands to a haunting photograph of a happy young woman frozen in time, your evening immersed in her world will be joyful, ridiculous, uncomfortable and heartbreaking. Always living through cinema, is Maddie more Dirk Bogarde or Vivien Leigh? James Dean or Julie Christie? Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a… you get the picture.
Originally a television series starring Joanna Lumley, Hugo Blick's (Emmy-Nominated, The Honourable Woman) Up in Town honestly portrays an older woman’s appeal to be visible. Marking the twentieth anniversary of the broadcast, join us for David Fairs’ new stage adaptation, performed by Priti Colbeck.
Praise for David Fairs’ I Know You Of Old, Hope Theatre 2017 & RSC Dell 2018:
“Writer David Fairs discovers a much blacker comedy at the heart of Much Ado About Nothing”
- The Stage
“Even more compelling – and certainly more intriguing – than its source material”
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 7:30pm.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance.
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.