Report by James Franklin , Reporter
Thursday, April 26, 2012
FOLLOWING its sell-out tour of Scotland, hilarious comedy play Hormonal Housewives is heading to Weston.
The play, starring Margi Clarke, Kay Purcell and Laura Checkley, will be performed at The Playhouse Theatre on May 8 at 7.30pm.
The comedy, written by husband and wife team Julie Coombe and John McIsaac, follows the lives of three women as they battle against weight gain, weight loss, mood swings, wine, PMS, men, the gym, waxing, stretch marks, chocolate, upper-lip hair and all the other joys of being a 21st century girl.
Margi Clarke was the lead singer of various punk bands in the 1980s, once supporting Adam And The Ants.
After presenting for Granada, she acted on Channel 4 soap Brookside, cult British film Letter To Brezhnev and Coronation Street.
Since then she has presented The Good Sex Guide and her own daytime show, Swank.
Kay Purcell is well-known for her role as Gina Conway in children’s series Tracy Beaker, Candice Smilie in Waterloo Road and Cynthia Dogget in Emmerdale.
Laura Checkley is one half of female double act Checkley and Bush who reached the finals of The UK Funny Women Awards, and runs her own comedy night in London.
Tickets, priced £18-20, are available from the box office on 01934 645544 or www.theplayhouse.co.uk
The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.
To enter the competition simply answer the following question: Who wrote Hormonal Housewives?
Send your answer, along with your name, address and a daytime telephone number, to Hormonal Housewives competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on May 4.
Alternatively, click on the link to the top right of this article to enter.
Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.