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Virginia Ironside

Growing Old Disgracefully

Gilded Balloon Teviot – Dining Room
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written and performed by Virginia Ironside will be at the Gilded Balloon Teviot Dining Room from Wednesday 1 to Sun 26 August at 12.15pm, ex Tuesdays 7, 14, and 21 August. The director is Nigel Planer and it is produced by Scamp Theatre.

When an agony aunt reaches sixty, she can lie like a trooper, jump off a bridge – or take to the stage. Virginia Ironside explains that unlimited free drugs, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex – or, even better, no sex – make the sixties the best – and funniest - time of your life…

Virginia Ironside ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’ is a revised version of her sold out comedy show ‘The Virginia Monologues’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2009 and subsequent UK tour. Virginia Ironside has a regular column in The Independent’ and ‘The Oldie’.

Nigel Planer is currently completing filming ‘The List’ with Sienna Guillory and Bill Paterson, written and directed and by Klaus Hüttmann.

"Virginia’s become, effectively, a stand-up comedian. Her show is really funny…. I urge you to see it.” Arthur Smith ‘Loose Ends’ BBC Radio 4

“This doyenne of Fleet Street delivers her observations with precision, style and wit. Her writing is beautiful, funny, sensible and smart – and her show, directed by The Young Ones’ Nigel Planer, is an absolute delight.” Claire Smith The Scotsman

“No stand-up show would be complete without a little sex, drugs and rock'n'roll and Ironside covers all of these with great gusto, from an ecstatic riff on the pleasures of pills, to intimate encounters with old men "with chests like rolled-up Austrian blinds" and reminiscences from her time as a rock columnist on The Daily Mail in the Sixties.”Alice Jones Independent

Dates: Wed 1 – Sun 26 August excl. Tue 7, Tue 14, Tue 21 August
Tickets Weekday: £10.00 / £9.00 Weekend: £11.00 / £10.00
12.15pm running time 60 minutes

28 June 2012