Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Theatre Breaks for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in London are no longer available to book. See what’s on next at The Playhouse theatre

Women on the Verge… has not been much of a hit with theatre breaks audiences and that can’t have helped when producers of the relativly new musical took the disappointing decision to close the show early. It’s a pity because I must admit I did rather like the music when I got the opportunity to hear it at a show-and-tell for the show just prior to its opening.

Anyway, if you do wish to see the show you now only have until 23 May 2015 to come to London. Here is a bit more information on the show:

When TV actress Pepa’s boyfriend, Ivan, dumps her for no apparent reason during the early hours of the morning, it propels into the day from hell where Pepa finds her stress levels reaching new heights!

Along with her best friend, Candela – who suspects her current boyfriend may be a terrorist planning an attack on Madrid; Ivan’s wife, Lucia – who is as clueless as to her husband’s whereabouts as Pepa; Ivan and Lucia’s stammering son, Carlos, and his unhappy, frustrated fiancee Marisa, the group go to a female lawyer’s office (to get some advice on what to do about Candela’s terrorist boyfriend) not knowing that she is, in fact, Ivan’s new girlfriend.  It’s a delirious tangle of criss-crossing relationships from here on in.

Based on the 1988 Oscar winning film of the same name directed by Spanish maestro Pedro Almodovar, the musical version of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown has had great success in New York where it opened in 2009.

Comic musicals don’t get much better than this Official London Theatre

4 Stars – An absolute joy of an evening … Hadyn Gwynne is little short of hilarious The Telegraph

Award winning actresses Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Friday Night Dinner, Jumpy, God of Carnage) and Haydn Gwynne star as Pepa and Lucia respectively. Grieg makes her musical theatre debut in a show that captures the sexy and colourful spirit of Pedro Almodovar’s Madrid.

It’s a wild ride for Pepa and her friends as they juggle their everyday lives with extraordinary moments in this surprising, heartbreaking and rebellious-spirited musical comedy.

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Theatre : The Playhouse, Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE
Nearest Tube Stations:
 Embankment and Charing Cross
Opened: 12th January 2015
Booking to : 23rd May 2015
Performance Times: Monday to Saturday at 1930; Wednesday and Saturday at 1430

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Simon Harding has grown up in and around London's Theatreland and has been working here ever since he left school: promoting its shows to anyone who will listen!

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