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Comedy more uplifting than a reinforced Wonderbra

By arrangement with AVALON PROMOTIONS UK and LIBERTY BELL, BEN MCDONALD presents

GRUMPY OLD WOMEN
Written by Jenny Éclair & Judith Holder

From Cardiff to Canberra and now New Zealand, women of a certain age can finally unite behind a common fear of graying hairs and sagging rears. Around the world it is suddenly OK to celebrate the cellulite.

Following a 40-date sellout UK tour and a West End run at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, Grumpy Old Women has had thousands of women filling theatres across the world and leaving hundreds of men with no idea what they were going to have for their dinner.

Finally – and just in time for that perfect Christmas gift for the Grumpy People in your life -Grumpy Old Women comes to New Zealand, with an all kiwi cast, new cities to explore and new loos to try out.

Director David McPhail urges the men of New Zealand to take the Grumpy Women in their lives out for an evening of fun, with this sensational UK comedy hit.

Heading the New Zealand cast of Grumpy Old Women is Film and TV leading lady and Dancing With The Stars diva, GERALDINE BROPHY!!! She is joined on stage by comedienne PINKY AGNEW while the final Grumpy Old Woman is LYNDEE-JANE RUTHERFORD, a familiar face on stage and screen from her days on New Zealand sketch comedy shows Skitz, Telly Laughs and The Semisis.

Tickets go on sale at 9am Monday 9th November.
Booking details and dates below


“The rampaging, rumbustious show is tailor-made for women.”*****
Robert Gore-Langton, Daily Mail

Geraldine Brophy
Geraldine Brophy is one of New Zealand’s best known actors. She has an award-winning career that has spanned Theatre, Film and Television. She won Best Actress at the Qantas Film and TV Awards as the star of Second Hand Wedding and has appeared in NZ greats, In My Fathers Den, Outrageous Fortune, Seven Periods With Mr Gormsby and King Kong.

Geraldine first came to the attention of the New Zealand public as Moira the loveable receptionist on Shortland Street. She has also appeared throughout the country with numerous roles at The Auckland Theatre Company, Wellington’s Circa and Downstage Theatres and The Court Theatre in Christchurch. Her writing credits include the wonderful Viagra Monologues and Confessions of a Chocoholic.

When Pinky Agnew decided to take on the role of Grumpy Old Woman number two, Geraldine made her take a good long look at all her shoes, then gave her a lesson in how to make herself look less Gran and much more Glam! Pinky secretly kept her comfiest slip-ons, and wears them when Geraldine isn't looking.

Pinky Agnew
Pinky Agnew is a New Zealand comedienne, MC, actor, social commentator and celebrant.

As well as entertaining and motivating corporate clients, she writes and performs, including her one-woman show Pinky Pops In. Pinky is also heard on Justin du Fresne’s show on NewstalkZB, with her weekly Pink Report, and joins Te Radar and Kathryn Ryan for a monthly satirical look at the news on Radio New Zealand National.

In the 2004 Pinky was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for her services to entertainment – which didn’t make her grumpy in the least!!!

Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
The final Grumpy Old Woman is a familiar face on stage and screen from her days on New Zealand sketch comedy shows Skitz, Telly Laughs and The Semisis in the 90s. But your children or grandchildren would most certainly recognise her from her days on What Now TV!

When not being a Grumpy Old Woman she also stars in the TVNZ 6 kids show Giggles, made especially for children under the age of 3 years. Her theatre credits and accolades span 15 years. She has been nominated for both Actress of the Year and Supporting Actress of the Year at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. She also won Most Promising Director of the Year in 2006 and has been a prominent directing figure around New Zealand in the last three years.

David McPhail
And who better to keep these Grumpy Old Women on the straight and narrow but the extremely brave and ever cheery David McPhail. McPhail is no stranger to New Zealand comedy as one half of the famous McPhail and Gadsby and co-writer and star of Letter To Blanchy.

Grumpy Old Women – World Domination
Further confirming the shows global appeal, Grumpy Old Women is currently causing a flurry of excitement all over the world. So far the hit show has been translated into Icelandic and Finnish touring each country with a local celebrity cast. Hugely popular runs in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth proved beyond any doubt that the Grumpy Old Woman is a global phenomenon. With the movement continuing to gather steam, and Sweden and France already in the pipeline Grumpy world domination has never felt closer.

They came, they grumbled, they conquered. Look out New Zealand!!!

Christmas Present Pre-Sale
On Sale 9am Monday 9th November


March 2010

5th Wanganui Wanganui Opera House Book at Wanganui Opera House
6th New Plymouth TSB Showplace Book at Ticketek
7th Hamilton Clarence Street Theatre Book at Ticketek
9th Whangarei Forum North Book at Ticketek
11th Tauranga Baycourt Book at Ticket Direct
12th Hastings Opera House Book at Ticket Direct
13th Palmerston North The Globe Book at Ticket Direct
14th Upper Hutt Expressions Book at Ticket Direct
16th Blenheim Civic Theatre Book at Ticket Direct
17th Nelson NSOM Book at NSOM
18th Greymouth Regent Theatre Book at Regent Box Office
19th Timaru Theatre Royal Book at Newman’s Musicworks
20th Ashburton Events Centre Book at Ticket Direct
21st Oamaru Opera House Book at Ticket Direct
23rd Gore St James Theatre Book at Cairns Musicworks
24th Invercargill Civic Theatre Book at ICC Booking Office
25th Arrowtown Atheneum Hall Book at Ticket Direct
26th Dunedin Mayfair Theatre Book at Regent Box Office
27th Christchurch James Hay Theatre Book at Ticketek


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