A NIGHT of naughtiness, hilarious stories and roaring laughter is coming to Mansfield thanks to the rather risqué Hormonal Housewives.
Star of the show is actress and 80s pop star Toyah Willcox, who told Chad that the show, which is on at Mansfield Palace Theatre on Wednesday 1st May, is ‘a complete scream’.
“It’s a very joyful celebration of all women of all ages,” she said.
“There is a very adult theme. It’s quite naughty, and slightly Chaucerian because it is quite bawdy!
“There is no swearing but it is a bit like women behaving badly.”
Hormonal Housewives is a type of live comedy sketch show that discusses topics such as pregnancy, PMS, being bad at the gym and erotic literature.
It also stars writer and comedian Julie Coombe and former Hollyoaks actress Sarah Jane Buckley.
Toyah describes the show as Joan Rivers meets Al Murray in style and says that men are welcome but should come along only if they ‘really enjoy female banter’.
The actors talk directly to the audience, and though it is scripted, it seems more like a stand up comedy gig.
Toyah said: “It’s a very new experience for me because of the direct talking to the audience.
“There’s a joke every five lines. The writers set it up very well, as the preparation is as important as the punchline.
“It’s been a wonderful learning curve and I’m really enjoying it.”
Though the laughter from the audience is pretty constant throughout, there are particular topics that go down especially well.
“Anything to do with breaking wind and anything to do with sex goes down unbelievably well,” said Toyah.
“Also when we mention where we are and personalise it, that goes down a storm!”
Hormonal Housewives has proved a big box office attraction at theatres up and down the country, selling out at nearly all venues.
Toyah said: “It’s doing incredibly well and is tending to sell out wherever we go. It’s a hit, it’s definitely a hit.”
The show appeals to women of any age and Toyah is enjoying being part of it: “It’s the most immediately rewarding thing I have done in 37 years because the laughter is immediate, from the moment we are on. You feel like a comedian.”
Tickets for the performance at Mansfield Palace Theatre are selling well, with very few remaining. They cost £18.50 or £17.50 for concessions. It is suitable for people aged 16+ only due to the adult content. Tickets are available from the box office on Mansfield 633133 or at www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre.