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Perfect-Days Article Helen-and-Aliby Liz Lochhead




"A powerful performance . . . by the time we reach the final scene the whole theatre seems touched and enthralled"
The Scotsman



“Wit, style and some very grown up humour, Lochhead’s lines fizz with gallus life… funny and utterly serious”
The Herald



A successful celebrity hairdresser in Glasgow, with her own TV show and a smart loft apartment in the Merchant City, Barbs Marshall has it all. Hasn’t she? Perhaps not. For Barbs is thirty-nine.
And single. And unhappy. And is becoming deafened by the ominous ticking of her biological clock . . .

Whilst Barbs is coming to terms with this new-found desire for a baby, her own mother Sadie wastes no time in helpfully pointing out the perils of single parenthood (and don’t even mention test tubes); her oldest friend Alice suddenly reveals that she’s been keeping Barbs in the dark about a Very Big Secret; and Barbs’s estranged husband Davie casually mentions that he’s acquired a new, much younger girlfriend.

Not even Barbs’s best pal, the gorgeous but camp-as-Christmas Brendan, seems able to help her deal with this onslaught of mid-life crisis. But then, out of the blue, Barbs meets Grant – attractive and thirteen years her junior - who might just be the answer to all of her problems. Aye, right. If only . . .

Beautifully observed, poignant and wickedly funny, this story of one woman’s search for love, companionship and motherhood amidst the bustle of contemporary life is a modern romantic comedy par excellence. If you enjoyed our hugely popular production of Liz Lochhead’s Good Things in 2009, then this is a must see!


Please note that this play contains strong language


“Liz Lochhead's sharp romantic comedy feels fresh and timely, blessed with a winning central performance to provoke a heartfelt and emotional response” The Times


“Lochhead’s writing is a vigorous mixture of sitcom humour and psychological probing, and with this play she has placed herself firmly at the front rank of Scottish writing” The Sunday Times


"Irrepressible... with a story line that is chiefly comedic but with a degree of pathos sometimes in the same sentence."  The Courier






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