Kick-start 2017 with hilarity at Oldham Coliseum Theatre as ‘Mr Darcy Loses the Plot’ is presented by LipService Theatre Company.
Award-winning comedy duo Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding explore the world of women writers, scribbling in secret or under pseudonyms, squeezing in their writing amongst the hustle and bustle of taking tea, choosing chintz and having the vapours.
Jane Austin sits writing at her desk. She’s dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip curling, handsome creation in very tight pants.
But then a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work, leaving Mr Darcy left dangling.
Left to his own devices he embroiders his own storyline while his creator embroiders her doilies. When Jane returns to her writing she finds Mr Darcy dancing to a different tune.
Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, Artistic Directors of LipService, said: “Laughter is a life-affirming experience, it is a signal of acceptance and positive interaction.
“It is our primary aim to provide a positive night out at the theatre, which is cathartic and exhilarating.”
Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding have been writing and performing together since 1985. They have written several original comedies for the stage, had their own comedy series on BBC Radio 4 and appeared many times on television.
Their awards include a Writers’ Guild Award, two Critics Awards at Edinburgh Festival and a Manchester Theatre Award.
For ‘Mr Darcy Loses the Plot’ their research has included visits to Gaskell House and Jane Austin’s House.
‘Mr Darcy Loses the Plot’ runs at Oldham Coliseum Theatre from Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 January 2017. Tickets can be booked by calling 0161 624 2829 or online at www.coliseum.org.uk