Smashing night at King’s Theatre Glasgow. Wasn’t too sure what to expect as singing about “The Change” didn’t initially hit me as being a subject for music or comedy. I was happily surprised to be face with 4 outstanding actors with voices to match.
Menopause the Musical was staged in Glasgow as part of a a UK-wide tour, packed full of sharp one-liners about memory loss and hot flushes and backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of comic parodies of pop classics.
This all-singing, all-dancing comedy is set in a department store where four women with apparently nothing in common meet, by chance, at a lingerie sale. The show features an all-star cast including Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Linda Nolan (The Nolans) and Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty). The women make fun of their lives as they go through ‘The Change’ – the forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. They soon bond as they realise that the menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage”, and is an unavoidable stage in every woman’s life.
Some well kent faces up there- Cheryl Fergison – Eastenders
Linda Nolan – The Nolan Sisters
Rebecca Wheatley – Casualty
For the Glasgow performance the 4th actress was.. .fantastic! excellent signing voice, great stage presence and timing. Not named on the bill board and I never bought a programme so I need to investigate further before I can name-drop.