HORMONAL HOUSEWIVES to commence UK tour at New Wimbledon Theatre starring Margi Clarke

Jamie Wilson for Hormonal Housewives Limited presents

Following its sell-out tour of Scotland Hormonal Housewives commences a national tour of the UK opening at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 22 February touring through to May.

Hormonal Housewives is an hilarious comedy written by husband and wife team Julie Coombe and John McIsaac. Join, Margi Clarke, Kay Purcell and Laura Checkley in this brand new comedy which follows the lives of three women as they battle against weight gain, weight loss, mood swings, wine, PMS, men, going to the gym, waxing, stretch marks, men, chocolate, upper-lip hair, chocolate, men, chocolate and all the other joys of being a 21st Century girls.

“Ticked all the right boxes. The audience loved it.” Edinburgh Evening News

 “Coombe has moments of comic genius.” The Scotsman

In the Eighties, Liverpool-born MARGI CLARKE was the lead singer of various punk bands, once supporting Adam And The Ants. After starting as a presenter for Granada, she moved into acting with a role in Channel 4 soap Brookside, before finding recognition in 1985 with a role in cult British film Letter To Brezhnev, widely regarded as one of the most important British films of all time which went on to become a huge international hit. Her TV acting credits include Tyrone Dobb's mum in Coronation Street, Queenie in Making Out as well as parts in Casualty, Family Affairs and Benidorm. She's also continued to present programmes including the late night ITV show The Good Sex Guide which gained unheard-of audience figures of 13 million for a show that aired at 10.35pm and won the RTS Awards for "Best Female Presenter” Margi was subsequently offered   her own daytime show, Swank, which ran for two series.  A regular guest on The Word, Margi also appeared in the 2011 series of Celebrity Master Chef.

KAY PURCELL is well known for her role as Gina Conway in the highly successful Tracy Beaker series, Candice Smilie in Waterloo Road and Cynthia Dogget in Emmerdale. She also appeared in Celebrity Fit Club.

LAURA CHECKLEY is one half of the hilarious female double act ‘Checkley & Bush’ who reached the finals of “The UK Funny Women Awards”. Laura runs her own comedy night in Leicester Square, where it is fast becoming one of the best character comedy nights on the circuit.

Hormonal Housewives directed by Hannah Chissick with set and costume design by Phillip Witcomb and lighting design by Ben Cracknell

Hannah Chissick is a highly successful young theatre director. She became the youngest ever recipient of the Channel 4 Theatre Directors bursary going to Derby Playhouse as Assistant and then Associate Director.  She then went on to become the youngest Artistic Director in the country running Harrogate Theatre for 3 years.
Tour Dates 2012

New Wimbledon Theatre 22-25 Feb
Eves 7.30pm matinee Saturday 25 Feb 2.30pm           Box Office 0844 871 7646
Milton Keynes Theatre 26 Feb  @7.30pm                     Box Office 0844 871 7652
Dartford, Orchard Theatre 28 Feb @7.30pm                Box Office 01322 220000
Cardiff New Theatre 29 Feb & 1st March @8pm         Box Office 029 2087 8889

MARCH 2012
Shrewsbury Theatre Severn 2nd March @ 7.30pm    Box Office 01743 281281
Harlow Playhouse 3rd March @ 7.30pm                      Box Office 01279 431945
Liverpool Empire 5th March @7.30pm                         Box Office 0844 871 3017
Wakefield Theatre Royal 6th March                               Box Office 01924 211 311
Grimsby Auditorium 7th March @7.30pm                   Box Office 0844 871 3016
Manchester Opera House 8th March @ 7.30pm         Box Office 0844 871 7660
York Grand Opera House 9th March @ 7.30pm          Box Office 0844 847 2322
Sheffield City Hall 10th March                                        Box Office 01142 789 789
Derby Assembly Rooms 12th Mar @ 7.30pm              Box Office 01332 255800
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre 13th March                Box Office 0844 847 2302
Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre 14th March            Box Office 01892 530613
Worthing Pavilion 15th March @ 7.30pm                    Box Office 01903 206 206
Dunstable The Grove 16th March  @7.30pm              Box Office  01582 602080
Carlisle Sands Centre 17th March  @ 7.30pm             Box Office 01228 625222
Ipswich, Regent Theatre 19th March                            Box Office 01473 433100

Woking New Victoria Theatre
20 &21 March @ 7.30pm                                               Box Office 0844 871 7645

Southend Cliffs Pavilion 22nd March @ 8pm              Box Office 01702 351135
Basingstoke The Anvil 24th March                                Box Office 01256 844244
Aylesbury Waterside 25th March                                  Box Office 0844 871 7627
Torquay Princess Theatre 26th March @ 7.30pm      Box Office
0844 871 3023
Hayes Beck Theatre 27th March                                   Box Office 020 8561 8371
Malvern Festival Theatre 28th March                          Box Office 01684 892277
Lowestoft Marina Theatre 29th March @ 7.30pm    Box Office 01502 533200
Hastings White Rock 30th March @ 7.30pm              Box office 01424 462288

APRIL 2012
Redhill Harlequin 1st April @ 8pm                               Box Office 01737765547
Darlington Civic 2nd April                                              Box Office 01325 486555
Bridlington Spa 3rd April  @ 7.30pm                           Box Office 01262 678258
New Brighton Floral Pavilion 4th April @ 7.30pm    Box Office 0151 666 0000
Rhyl Pavilion 5th April  @ 7.30pm                               Box Office 0870 330 0000
Buxton Opera House 10th April                                   Box Office 0845 127 2190
Bradford St. George's Hall 11th April  @ 7.30pm     Box Office 01274 432 000
Hull New Theatre 12th April                                         Box Office 01482 300 300
Whitley Bay Playhouse 13th  & 14th April @ 7.30pm       Box Office 0844 277 2771
Southport, Theatre and Convention Centre 16th April     Box Office 01704 5000
Lichfield, Garrick Theatre 17th  & 18th April              Box Office 01543 412121
Nottingham, Concert Hall 19th April                            Box Office 0115 989 5555
Yeovil, Octagon Theatre 20th & 21st  @ 7.30pm       Box office 01935 422884
 Bromley, Churchill Theatre 22nd April                        Box Office 020 8464 7131
 Swindon, Wyvern Theatre 24th & 25th April             Box Office 01793 524 481
Stevenage Gordon Craig Theatre 26th April  @7.45pm    Box Office 01438 363200
Brighton, Theatre Royal 27th & 28th April @ 7.30pm      Box Office 0844 871 7627
Reading, The Hexagon 30th April                                          Box Office 0118 9606060

May 2012
1st May DATE TBC
Kings Lynn Corn Exchange 2nd May  @ 7.30pm               Box Office 01553 764864
High Wycombe Swan 3rd May                                             Box Office 01494 512 000
Crawley Hawth Theatre 4th May                                         Box Office 01293 553636
Stoke, Regent Theatre 5th May                                            Box Office 0870 060 6649
Weston Super Mare Playhouse 8th May                            Box Office 01934 645544
 Wellingborough Castle 9th May                                         Box Office 01933 270 007
Croydon, Ashcroft Theatre 10 May                                     Box Office 020 8688 9291
Southsea King's 11 May                                                        Box Office 023 9282 8282
Watford, Colosseum 12 May 8pm                                       Box Office 0845 075 3993.
Richmond Theatre 13 May                                                    Box Office 0870 060 665

Listings information for New Wimbledon Theatre:
Date: 22 – 25 February 2012
Time: Wed – Sat evening - 7.30pm
          Saturday matinee – 2.30pm
Ticket Price: £13 - £25 (premium seats available)

Contact Information:
Book online:

Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7646
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 7696
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677

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