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Perfect-Days Article Helen-and-Aliby Liz Lochhead

 

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

 

4-Stars

“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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