Hello! This week I am I have something a little difference to share with you.
On the 21st of March I am leaving the smoky haze of the West End as I travel down to Bournemouth to review, and no doubt enjoy, Botox Or Bust at the Shelley Theatre.
Running from the 21st to the 23 March, Botox or Bust is a madcap and hilarious tale of Madeline Green who is being dragged kicking and screaming into middle age. Written by Lisa Gaye Write, Botox or Bust is directed by Laura Ward and features a cast of ten wonderful women!
Here’s the full press release so that you can get a flavour of this fab new play!
” At Shelley Theatre Bournemouth 21st to 23rd March 2019
All Female Cast In New Spoof Comedy That Embraces The Ageing Process
A brand new musical is making it’s way to the Shelley Theatre in Bournemouth this March. “Botox or Bust” has been written by local writer Lisa Gaye Wright. The piece has an all female cast of 10 and is being produced by local Company Encore Theatre Productions. Botox or Bust runs from 21 to 23 March and there are just three chances to catch this HILARIOUS musical.
Botox or Bust is a spoof comedy about our obsession with ageing and follows the ridiculous Death Becomes Her antics of Madeline Green as she kicks and screams her way into middle age. Taking her on an emotional journey that proves there is more to life than spending, social climbing and designer trends. It’s emotional, hilarious and a little outrageous.
Lisa who now lives in Bournemouth is an emerging writer and had previous success with “Loose Change” and “Tales From The Hourglass”, the latter started out as a one woman show for fringe that has now evolved into Botox or Bust.
“The perfect woman is a corporate conspiracy, she is a myth, she is hype and illusion
a commodity that doesn’t exist” are the lyrics that best sum up the theme of the piece which has female cameraderie and companionship at it’s heart”. “ I think the subject matter is topical and relevant and I hope will resonate with men and women” says Lisa
Making her Directional debut for Encore Theatre Productions is Laura Ward who has worked for the Company for several years “ I am thrilled to be working with a talented all female cast on Lisa Gaye Wrights show” says Laura “I’m equally excited to be working alongside the whole team at Encore and bringing this Production to one of my favourite theatres”
Taking on the lead of Madeline Green is Joanne Mansfield who is also the founder of Encore Theatre Productions. Joanne says “she is delighted to be playing the challenging and not always likeable character of Madeline and feels it is a fabulous opportunity to create a character that’s never been seen before”. “This is a wonderfully written comedy musical and we can’t wait to bring it to the Shelley Stage. “
Botox or Bust runs from the 21 to 23 March at The Shelley Theatre Bournemouth. Tickets £12.50 (concessions available) Box office 01202 413600.
I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me as I head down to the coast, keep an eye out for my review (which should be available the morning of the 22nd!).
Till Next Time,