Friday, 4 November 2011

Spring Chix Confidential & Don't Call Me Gran

Two weeks after Brokeback Britain went down a storm, Player-Playwrights bring you another show that got cancelled from this year's Camden Fringe. Let me quote the press release:

The Spring Chix - Julia Collier and Clare Jones - have been flying around the comedy circuit in London and Margate and are now returning to their Camden Fringe nest for the third year running with an absolutely fab new sketch show.
'Chix Confidential' exposes the dark (overweight) underbelly of rampant youthfulness. Sexy cougars and puerile pussies purr their way into - and out of - cosmetically enhanced loveliness.
Their comic sketches and new 'dance' routines are not to be missed. Unless Clare dislocates a hip at her new Zumba classes or Julia falls off her bike again - but then for her it's just an achievement to be back in the saddle.
The Chix write and perform their own take on life, with additional writing by journalist Lyndsey Jones and cartoonist Judith Walker.
Julia and Clare have been writing and performing sketch comedy since 2005 and starred in The Seven Ages of Woman at the Camden Fringe last year and Super Birds Are Go! in 2009. The comedy duo have backgrounds in acting and dance: a young Clare danced on BBC tv's 'Come Dancing' before ballroom became cool. More recently, the Chix perfomed their sketches in revue at one of the oldest theatres in Britain, the Margate Theatre Royal, to local acclaim: 'I nearly wet my knickers'and 'I laughed and then cried'.

Then, after a short break, we will have a thirty minute radio pilot, Don't Call Me Gran by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent. Aside from writing legendary TV comedy Sorry! they are the brains behind the current radio 4 smash When The Dog Dies which also stars Ronnie Corbett. So there must be a pretty good chance that this will also end up on the radio. Come along to P-P at 7.45 on Monday 7th of November to find out what all the fuss will be about.

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