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The Grumpy Old Woman Flies Solo In New Comedy Show
She is probably best known these days for being one of three 'grumpy old women' who have been railing against the perils and problems of becoming a middle aged woman. But comedienne Jenny Eclair is shedding her fellow grumps and going solo as she continues her new stand-up tour that is sure to delight audiences across the country.

Jenny Eclair
Jenny Eclair returns to Lichfield in new stand-up show

The Perrier Award-winning comedienne and writer, who previously enjoyed a sell-out tour of Grumpy Old Women with comedy actress Susie Blake and actress and singer Kate Robbins, will be returning to the Lichfield Garrick theatre on November 14 as part of her new show which has the rather long title of How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane). Jenny promises to put middle age firmly under the microscope before deciding whether to laugh or cry.

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Comedy star Jenny Eclair. By Amnesty International UK, CC BY 2.0,

Jenny, who likes to remind everyone that she is actually younger than the singer Madonna, has been performing on the stand-up stage for years, long before she even teamed up with fellow female funny girls on Grumpy Old Women. She was the first woman, in fact, to win the coveted comedy Perrier Award and continues to perform live gigs everywhere. Away from the stage, Jenny has also made regular appearances on our television screens in various comedy or reality shows such as I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, Celebrity Weakest Link, Celebrity Fame Academy, The Joan Rivers Position, and Room 101.

Grumpy Old Women
Jenny Eclair (middle) with fellow grumps Kate Robbins (left) and Susie Blake (right)

The success of Grumpy Old Women has spawned various spin-off series such as the Grumpy Guides, Grumpy Holidays, and It's Grim up North. But she has also been in demand, both as a host of programmes including The Perrier Awards, The BBC New Comedy Awards, and even the Eurovision Song Contest, but also as a straight actress on the likes of Holby City and The Bill. At the same time, Jenny has a number of West End theatre credits to her name including Steaming, Mum's the Word, and The Vagina Monologues while, most recently she appeared in the title role of The Killing of Sister George for the Derby Playhouse.

Lichfield Garrick
Lichfield Garrick plays host to Jenny Eclair

Away from performing, Jenny has co-written a number of one-woman plays and is also the author of two novels, Camberwell Beauty and Having a Lovely Time, while also writing a number of non fiction books including Chin Up Britain, The Book of Bad Behaviour, Grumpy Old Couples, and Wendy The Bumper Book Of Fun For Women Of A Certain Age.

But it's comedy that Jenny is happily returning to on her tour of the country. She can be seen at the Lichfield Garrick on Monday 14 November at 7.30pm. Tickets priced £18 are available online or by calling the Box Office on 01543 412121.

Upcoming dates

Nov 9 Liverpool The Concert Room, St George's Hall
Nov 11 Reading South Street
Nov 12 Paignton Palace Theatre
Nov 13 Hereford Courtyard Theatre
Nov 14 Lichfield Garrick Theatre
Nov 17 Leamington Spa Royal Spa Centre
Nov 19 Braintree Braintree Arts Centre
Nov 20 Corsham The Pound Arts Centre
Nov 21 London Royal Festival Hall
Nov 23 Harpenden Public Halls
Nov 24 Margate Theatre Royal
Nov 25 Fareham Ashcroft Arts
Nov 26 Haywards Heath Clair Hall
Nov 28 Epsom Epsom Playhouse

Dec 1 Norwich Norwich Playhouse
Dec 5 Milton Keynes Stable Theatre


Jan 21 Colchester Arts Centre
Jan 27 Fleet The Harlington

Feb 16 Norwich Norwich Playhouse
Feb 17 Hertford Hertford Theatre
Feb 20 Stevenage Gordon Craig Theatre
Feb 21 Redditch Palace Theatre
Feb 27 Bath Komedia

Mar 3 Taunton Brewhouse Theatre
Mar 18 Chipping Norton The Theatre
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Why? Comedienne Returns To Stage With New Stand-up Show
When: 9 November 2016 - 18 March 2017
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
Cost: Lichfield tickets £18 each
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