Starring Vicki Michelle (‘Allo ‘Allo, Emmerdale), Josephine Partridge (‘Top Girls’) and standup comedian Julie Coombe, comes to SKEGNESS EMBASSY on April 6th .
‘Hormonal Housewives’ is a witty, topical, rude and extremely funny three hander that starts a mammoth 2019 UK tour on March 29th in Chesterfield. Starring Vicki Michelle (‘Allo ‘Allo, Emmerdale) withJosephine Partridge (Top Girls) and co-writer Julie Coombe, this no-holds-barred show blasts its way through a catalogue of women’s bits:weight gain, weight loss, mood swings, housework, homework, electrolysis, men, sex, working out, staying in, going out, celebrity gossip, a lot of chocolate…and you get the idea!
For these ‘Hormonal Housewives’ no subject is taboo and no thought too private as the challenges of modern womanhood are sliced, diced and put to rights by this vivacious cast.
“’Hormonal Housewives’ hits the proverbial spot for the hordes of females who are hell bent on having a laugh at both their own expense and that of the male species.” (The Stage)
‘HORMONAL HOUSEWIVES’ – 2019 Local tour dates:
April 6th | Skegness Embassy | www.embassytheatre.co.uk
April 26th | Grimsby Auditorium | www.grimsbyauditorium.org.uk
More tour dates can be found on their website via www.hormonalhousewives.com
Co-writer and performer Julie Coombe: “John and I have updated the script to reflect the latest developments in communication, social media, going to the gym, and even hair! For instance social media has grown so much since 2013 when teenagers invented a whole new text-language. Now the language changes daily and it’s often incomprehensible (unless you’re a teenager…) We document our entire lives online while you’re now considered a total dinosaur if you use Facebook! Selfies are in, dating websites are out, dating apps are in and you have to learn which way to swipe or you could be in trouble!”
Vicki’s fame spread globally when she played waitress Yvette in the award winning and long running British comedy TV series ‘Allo ‘Allo; she has been a regular cast member of Emmerdaleand Doctors and has starred alongside Ray Winstone and Idris Elba in All In The Game, Hugh Bonneville in Silent Hours and Keith Lemon and Robbie Williams in The Keith and Paddy Picture Show. Vicki’s many TV credits include I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Celebrity Masterchef, The Wright Stuff; she made her West End debut with Dudley Moore in Play It Again Sam, and her theatrical credits range from playing Marilyn Monroe in Hello Norma Jean to Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
Favourite film credits include The Greek Tycoon with Anthony Quinn, and the award-winning Grimaldi: The Funnest Man In The World with The Chuckle Brothers and David Essex. Vicki hosts her own weekly radio show Vix Mix on Phoenix 98FM in Essex and has presented numerous awards ceremonies. She served as Executive Producer on the Ray Cooney film Run For Your Wife and was awarded an MBE in 2010 for her extensive services to charity. She is patron of two young people’s theatre schools in London and Kent and the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage.
In her final term at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005 Josephine met her future husband, moved to Wales, raised a family and ran drama classes for young children. In 2017 she decided to return to the stage and landed the leading role of Marlene in Caryl Churchill’s classic 1982 play Top Girls which had a successful run at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre. Recently she performed a piece she’d written for the London-based theatre company Bee In My Beanie. “I’m so excited about joining the cast of Hormonal Housewives,” says Josephine. “It’s my first theatrical tour and I’m really looking forward to working with Vicki and Julie and going to different theatres around the country. My character is well into keeping fit and tries to get the other two involved! I have a physical fitness background and I’m training to be a personal trainer – Vicki’s and Julie’s characters are definitely not on the same page as my character when it comes to going to the gym!”
Julie is a writer, actor, comedian and has appeared in everything from Shakespeare to pantomime. A graduate of Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Julie has performed in Scottish classics The Slab Boys Trilogy by John Byrne and Tony Roper’s comedy drama, The Steamie. She wowed audiences with her performance in Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologueswhich lead to creation of Hormonal Housewives with producer Michael Harrison and her co-writing husband, John MacIsaac.
More theatre credits include the football comedy The Pieman Cometh at The Glasgow International Comedy Festival & the Edinburgh Fringe and Play, A Pie & a Pint, Rachel’s Cousins at Oran Mor and The Traverse & The Turns of the Tide at Oran Mor & The Lemon Tree. Julie’s TV credits include BBC TV’s River City; STV’s Take The High Road while her comedy credits for the BBC include the sketch show Revolver and the sitcom Millport. On BBC Radio Scotland Julie has been in seven seasons of The Whyfrontand the sitcom No Hard Feelings with John Gordon Sinclair.
Julie was encouraged to take up writing when she was working on Live Floor Show by the then Head of Light Entertainment Mike Bolland. Since then she has written countless sketches for radio, the political comedy sketches for Scotland on the Couch, which she also starred in, and the sitcom PTA. Julie wrote and performed the stage comedy Liberace’s Handbag at the Edinburgh Fringe and has just completed Girls Reunited for production later this year.
David Janson has directed numerous pantomimes, plays and children’s theatre productions. He started his career as an actor at the age of 9 appearing in the West End production of Oliver!, the Beatles’ film A Hard Day’s Night, and in the RSC season at Stratford. He spent three years in one of TV’s first soap operas, The Newcomers, and gained acclaim in Get Some In, Don’t Rock the Boat and Grundy. He played Herr Flick in the last series of ‘Allo ‘Allo and Michael the postman inKeeping Up Appearances. He has worked extensively in London’s West End and in regional theatres throughout the UK.
David’s directing credits include Ray Cooney’s Tom Dick & Harry, UK tours of Death Toll and Murder With Love for Talking Scarlet Productions, Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends and The Other Side of Chris Barrie. He was a member of the creative team for Bloodbath – The Musical featuring Antony Costa, which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2009. David’s pantomime credits are extensive and include Dick Whittington, Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Peter Pan and many more at theatres across the UK. He has worked with many household names including Gareth Gates, Bobby Davro, Matthew Kelly, Sue Hodge, Toyah Willcox, Lorraine Chase, John Altman, Kerry Ellis and many more.
David is also an established voiceover artist and director and was UK voice director for the Disney Corporation on My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Pooh Halloween and The Heffalump Movie.
‘Hormonal Housewives’ – Written by Julie Coombe and John MacIsaac & Directed by David Janson
on tour March-June 2019 www.hormonalhousewives.com
“Slick, fun, cheeky, smart – I laughed my head off!”