REVIEW: Grumpy Old Women at The Playhouse

PUBLISHED: 22:59 16 April 2015 | UPDATED: 22:59 16 April 2015

Grumpy Old Women: Fifty Shades Of Beige will be at The Playhouse.

Grumpy Old Women: Fifty Shades Of Beige will be at The Playhouse.


OUT OF all of the plays, shows and concerts on offer at The Playhouse this year, I must admit Grumpy Old Women was the one which instantly appealed to me.

Anyone who saw the TV show of the same name will know it is essentially a lot of ranting about subjects which ladies in their later years find particularly irksome.

The live show followed much the same simple but effective format, and the three starring ladies touched on subjects such as drinking, dancing in public and what sort of hobbies are OK for the older woman.

As a woman who is much more middle-aged than mid-twenties at heart, I found this show instantly amusing and it gathered pace so that by the end I was positively screaming with laughter.

The audience, unsurprisingly, was filled with women of a certain age and type – and we were all shrieking, squealing and clapping with delight.

There were a few highlights for me – listening to their critique of popular novel 50 Shades Of Grey was definitely up there, as was watching Susie Blake’s dancing skills.

The Grumpies took every taboo subject and every sneaky thought every slightly miserable woman has ever had, and laid it all bare.

I would hate to give too much away, though, as I would highly recommend this show for ladies of a certain mindset.

And of course, last but not least, thanks to The Playhouse for hosting a great show.

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