9-11 October 2014
Reviewed by Emily Crombie
I wasn’t quite sure of what to expect from Whingeing Women but I left the theatre after the show still chuckling! It must have been disheartening for the cast that opening night was not better attended.
Billed as ‘GrumpyOld Women meets Mums the Word meets The Vagina Monologues meets Calendar Girls and even 50 Shades’, Whingeing Women had a hard act to follow!
The cast of Gail Porter, Joyce Falconer, Janette Foggo and Angela D’arcy portray various characters each with their own story to tell. The show opened with a hilarious sketch about male anatomy and continues to cover many hilarious topics although pushing the boundaries I imagine for some people. It also touches on some more poignant subject such as death, date rape and Alzheimer’s.
Gail Porter steels the show with a very open sketch about alopecia, which as most will know, is a hair loss condition she suffers from. Gail has a vulnerability that makes her easy to relate to.
The show is played against the back drop of a waiting room which the various characters come into.
Part of the show will hit a nerve with everyone in the audience, regardless of their situation – everyone will relate to at least one of the characters.
I love visiting the King’s Theatre as the staff are always so friendly and cheerful. The theatre is situated in Bath Street with on-street parking in the area although it can be busy in the evening. It is also close to bus and train stations.
Whingeing Women is a ideal for a night out with the girls.
Tickets cost from £16.90 to £38.90 (plus £2.85 transaction fee).
Whingeing Women is at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow until 11 October 2014. For more information or to book tickets click here or call the box office on 0844 871 7648.
King’s Theatre. 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN | 0844 871 7648