By abbie_glasto at 09:31 on 08/10/12
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Theatre goers will be taught the art of Growing Old Disgracefully at what is to be an entertaining evening at Strode Theatre this week.
Agony aunt and journalist Virginia Ironside will be brightening the autumn evening with insight, wisdom and humour.
Virginia has said that when an agony aunt reaches 60, she can lie like a trooper, jump off a bridge – or take to the stage. Naturally, she chose the latter
She has written several books – from an early fictionalised memoir of life in Swinging 60s Chelsea to a historical romance set in India – and has an eclectic track record in journalism.
She has worked for Vogue, the Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail (as a rock columnist), Woman magazine, the Sunday Mirror, Today (as an agony columnist) and now has a weekly column in the Independent and a monthly one in the Oldie.
In her critically acclaimed production, Growing Old Disgracefully, she explains that unlimited free drugs, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex – or, even better, no sex – make being in your sixties the best – and funniest – time of your life.
Directed by Nigel Planer of TV sitcom The Young Ones fame, the show received an abundance of praise when it premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2009, under the title The Virginia Monologues.
Virginia Ironside will be at Strode Theatre on Wednesday at 7.30pm, and tickets are £12.50, concessions £10.50, available from http://tinyurl.com/66fg44k or Strode Theatre's Box Office on 01458 442846.
Early booking is strongly recommended.
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012