Menopause the Musical
Date(s) - 17/11/2015-21/11/2015
The Hilarious Celebration of Women and ‘The Change’!
Mary Byrne (X Factor)
Niamh Kavanagh (Eurovision) (Please note Niamh Kavanagh will NOT be performing on Saturday 21st)
Sue Collins (The Nualas)
Linda Nolan (The Nolans)
‘Menopause The Musica’l has entertained audiences in more than 100 American cities, as well as in Australia, Canada, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa and South Korea. The previous West End run and Irish tour were a huge hit with audiences and critics alike.Each week around 35,000 women of all ages and stages find their spirits lifted by the show’s light-hearted look at the menopause. ‘MenopauseThe Musical’ writer/producer Jeanie Linders says the characters are a compilation of any woman and are sure to appeal to all women.
‘Each of us has a part of our personality that is glam; or striving for success, or dedicated to making our physical world a better place, or to being a loving mate. I think that is one of the reasons that the women in the audience readily identify with the characters. Seeing them ‘suffer’ the woes of the menopause brings the experience closer to home,’ she said.
It’s been said that Jeanie wrote ‘Menopause The Musical’ shortly “after a bottle of wine and a hot flush”. Parodying songs has always come naturally to her. She recalls standing in front of her freezer, dressed up in a posh frock as she headed for a big ‘do’, singing ‘Hot Flush’ to Rod Stewart’s hit ‘Hot Legs’. It gave her the inspiration to create the rest of the show which opened in March 2001 in an old Florida perfume shop which had been converted into a theatre.
The musical has been credited with bringing the topics of ageing and menopause to the forefront and Jeanie views it as a great way for women to connect all over the world.
But first and foremost it is a celebration of memory loss and music, hot flushes and low tolerance levels, humour and hormones.
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