Guest Blog: A&E Comedy Talk Us Through Ageing, Plastic Surgery and A “Mature” Sex Life.

Together Abigail and Emma studied Scriptwriting for Film and Television at the University of Sussex and also attended Robert McKee’s legendary Story Seminar. They have gone on to write a number of scripts for television and film. Their sitcom “What Next”, directed by Cal McCrystal, won the prestigious Sitcom Mission Competition, and was optioned by Hat Trick Productions. Their short film “Flaws’ has been entered for several festivals, and they have filmed a pilot for a new series “Fleapit”, created in collaboration with Spymonkey Theatre Company.

WINNER of BROADWAY BABY BOBBY: Best of the Brighton Fringe 2017

They marry hilarity and sincerity with such remarkable precision, it had the audience in both fits of laughter and heartfelt tears

BROADWAY BABY ★★★★★

Both performers joyously play and are excellently responsive to their packed, appreciative audience… Dooley and Edwards are gripping. They are dually metaphorically inventive and utterly hilarious – their innovations add to the lengths of their storytelling and some ideas are simply ingenious.

REVIEWS HUB ★★★★

Enter the Dragons 

Tue 16 – Wed 17 Jan at 9pm – Tickets can be booked here 

 

 

We are really excited to bring Enter The Dragons to Camden People’s Theatre next week.

The Calm Down Dear Festival is a brilliant showcase for fantastic feminist theatre which challenges the status quo and shines a light on some key issues for women. In our show we are giving ageing a right ol’ kick up the arse.

We’re fed up with negative, caricatured portrayals of older women, and are giving a rallying cry of joyful dissent to all women. In fact we hope that the show speaks to anyone who is considering ageing! There’s a common misconception that as you get older you are doomed to life of hot flushes, swollen ankles and cardigan wearing. We’re saying “sod that” and actually we’re more creative, fearless and energetic than ever!

The show re-imagines the classic mythological quest from the point of view of an older woman. Banished from the land of the young, our protagonist must navigate this mysterious new landscape. Along the way she meets a cast of strange allies and enemies, chief among them being the ancient Seers, Jackie and Karen.  Who better to help you navigate this Game of Crones? Let their wisdom guide you through the minefield of maturity and beyond!

 

What advice can you give about ageing?

 

JACKIE

It’s not for everyone.

KAREN

No, it’s not.  I’d think twice before deciding to have a go at it.

JACKIE

That said, it can be a lot of fun with a bit of practice.

KAREN

Yes, saying “fuck it!” to the small stuff.  Wearing whatever you like, my Spring/Summer look is going to be motorcycle leathers, a monocle and diamond leads for my ferrets.

 

As Seers what do you predict the mature woman of the future will be like?

JACKIE

Oh that’s a very good question.

KAREN

Let us ask the oracle – SIRI What will the mature woman of the future be like?

JACKIE

I’m not getting anything – there’s no WIFI here.

KAREN

I’ve only got one bar –

JACKIE

I think she will probably be like Helen Mirren.

KAREN

Or us.

JACKIE

Yes one or the other but dressed in silver spacesuits.

KAREN

I already have one of those.

 

What are your views on plastic surgery?

 

KAREN

I’ve had some work done.

JACKIE
Have you?

KAREN
Yes I used the same surgeon that did Dolly.

JACKIE

Parton?

KAREN

No, the sheep.

 

How important is it to have a sex life as you mature?

 

KAREN

Vital!  It’s the source of all creativity.

JACKIE

And jolly good fun!

JACKIE

It’s a shame some older women think sex is only for the young.

KAREN

Ridiculous! There’s no “Sexpiry” date!

JACKIE

That’s right you will never be “out of dates”!

 

Image Credit – (c) Emma Myrtle