The Virginia Monologues: Why Growing Old is Great
Written and performed by Virginia Ironside
Directed by Nigel Planer
When an agony aunt reaches sixty, she can lie like a trooper, jump off a bridge – or take to the stage.
Virginia Ironside explains that unlimited free drugs, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex – or, even better, no sex – make the sixties the best – and funniest – time of your life…
The Virginia Monologues premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to great acclaim and played limited season of UK sold out gigs in 2010.
"Virginia’s become, effectively, a stand-up comedian. Her show is really funny…. I urge you to see it.” Arthur Smith ‘Loose Ends’ BBC Radio 4
No stand-up show would be complete without a little sex, drugs and rock’n’roll and Ironside covers all of these with great gusto, from an ecstatic riff on the pleasures of pills, to intimate encounters with old men "with chests like rolled-up Austrian blinds" and reminiscences from her time as a rock columnist on The Daily Mail in the Sixties. She doesn’t shy away from death either in a beautifully judged segment towards the end.
This is a witty show for all ages, providing an oasis of grown-up calm and wisdom …” Independent
Thursday 20 October, 7.30pm
Ticket Prices: £12, Swindon Card £11, Party Bookings £10.50, Theatre Treat £10
Tickets from the Arts Centre Box Office:
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Tel: 01793 614837
Monday Friday: 12 noon – 5pm Saturday 10am-1pm.
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