Virginia Ironside in
Sun 6 May
Directed by Nigel Planner (The Young Ones)
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
"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
Photos by Steve UllathorneIllustration by Denise Dorrance
This doyenne of Fleet Street delivers her observations with precision, style and wit. Her writing is beautiful, funny, sensible and smart – and her show, directed by The Young Ones’ Nigel Planer, is an absolute delight.
This is a witty show for all ages, providing a lunchtime oasis of grown-up calm and wisdom amid the histrionics of the festival. Plus, it’s the first, and probably the last, time you’ll ever hear a colostomy-bag showstopper or a glucosamine sulphate-related heckle.
Directed by Nigel Planer, the show premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2009, and is now touring the UK.