The hit comedy of mid-life crisis, teenage rebellion and a mother-daughter relationship in meltdown …
May 5th to 12th 2018
Written by April de Angelis
Directed by Nicole Firth
Once an active feminist, Hilary now finds herself in her fifties and undergoing a mid- life crisis as she seems to spend all her emotional energy trying to get her teenage daughter to focus on her studies and take responsibility for her actions. Tilly’s discovery of sexuality forces Hilary to confront her own hang ups.
A play which reflects the problems and see-sawing emotions of a group of adults and their teenage offspring. It is both bittersweet and laugh out loud. The adults behave as outrageously as the teenagers and it should strike a chord with many in the audience !
“It’s funny, deliciously rude and at times piercingly moving . . . . and will make any parent with a teenager in the family laugh with recognition, wince with horror and, if you are as soft as I am, cry a little too. . . But though the laughs keep coming, the play movingly captures the inequality of love between parents and their children, and there is no mistaking the emotional truth of the writing.” Charles Spencer, The Telegraph
“How often do you get a West End play that's intelligent, funny and puts contemporary mid-life women centre stage?” Lyn Gardner , The Guardian.
“April De Angelis’s West End hit comedy of mid-life crisis, teenage rebellion and a mother-daughter relationship in meltdown … It’s a play that is overtly, vitally feminist, not because it makes bold claims to be so, but simply because these women are focused on and allowed to speak and develop at the heart of the play.” David Pollock, The Independent
CASTING: 4 men 5 women
Mark - her husband
Tilly - their daughter
Frances - Hilary's friend
Lyndsey - Tilly's friend
Roland - Bea's husband
Josh - their son
Cam - a student
- Nicole Firth : Director