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Hormonal Housewives - New Wimbledon Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A SECOND national tour of Hormonal Housewives will visit New Wimbledon Theatre on April 19, 2013.

A comedy written by husband and wife team Julie Coombe and John McIsaac, Hormonal Housewives is the show for all those women whose man is more James May than Christian Grey.

All-new sketches, as well as all the very best bits from 2012’s successful touring production, will cover everything that makes today’s woman tick (or ticked off) – from the joys of teenagers, to the challenge of IKEA, the madness of holiday reps and the insanity of DIY.

With previous Hormonal Housewives including Margi Clark and Carol Smillie, 2013’s ladies will be led by British pop icon Toyah Willcox and writer Julie Coombe, with further casting to be announced.

In a career spanning thirty years, Toyah Wilcox has had thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays, made ten feature films and presented television programmes as diverse as The Good Sex Guide Late, Watchdog and Songs Of Praise.

Since graduating in 1992, Julie Coombe has enjoyed a varied career in theatre, radio and television in productions ranging from Shakespeare to new writing to pantomime. She has also been a regular at Scotland’s number one comedy venue, The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh, for the past ten years. She and her husband, John, run a monthly new comedy writing night there called Melting Pot, which offers a platform to aspiring authors.

Hormonal Housewives will be directed by Ken Alexander, former artistic director of Perth Theatre and St Andrew’s Byre Theatre, now a freelance director.

The tour, which commences in Bromley’s Churchill Theatre (March 5), will also visit Ipswich, King’s Lynn, Stevenage, Folkestone, Brighton, Peterborough, Birmingham, Southport, Halifax, Dunstable, Woking, Wellingborough, Leeds, Hayes, Crawley, Carmarthen, Swansea, Barnstaple, Yeovil, Poole, Wolverhampton, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Guildford, Watford, Liverpool, Rhyl, Skegness, Newcastle…

…Billingham, New Brighton, York, Wimbledon, Hastings, Epsom, Derby, Manchester, Gravesend, Basingstoke, Leicester, Oxford, Swindon, Mansfield, Scunthorpe, Carlisle, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Dundee, Darlington, Wakefield, Lichfield, Bristol, Dartford, Hereford, St Albans, Crewe, Newark, Southampton, Lancaster, Telford, Chelmsford, Leamington and High Wycombe.