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Menopause Made Me Do It

Menopause Made Me Do It

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  • Thu 17 May ’12, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Fri 18 May ’12, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Sat 19 May ’12, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Sun 20 May ’12, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Tue 22 May ’12, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Wed 23 May ’12, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Thu 24 May ’12, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Fri 25 May ’12, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
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The Rose Centre, School Rd, Belmont



Ticket Information:

  • Groups of 11 and over (each): $18.00
  • Adult: $25.00
  • Concession: $18.00
  • Opening night special: $15.00
  • Saturday special: $15.00

A desire to rip your clothes off, an over powering wild urge to commit murder, moustaches and the strange need to start shaving, tipping the weight scales the wrong way, flatulence in the most inappropriate places, constipation, and lost car keys are just some of the challenges facing the menopausal female.

Those “Crazy Ladies” are back to stir up a weekend of madness and mayhem.

The five menopausal women are lured to a motel by a kidnapper who has seriously underestimated his prey as the women seize control and marry the kidnapper off to one of their group.

The very talented cast of the show have enjoyed joining their forces once again to entertain their audience with this wacky and side-splitting comedy.

Helen Topliss identifies in the part of Pamela Brown, an obsessively ordered and organised woman who is constantly on the verge of a stress attack. Sharyn Drew sparkles as the lovable Dianne who is not too smart. She is the mother of 8 adult mini criminal sons and the regular “blurter”. Natasha Coleman gives an amazing performance as the wonderful, outrageous Kay Wilks a brash rough around the edges but a heart of gold character. Helen Litterick puts her special touch to Reverend Brandy Sandy. The ex-alcoholic is ready to administer her own brand of advice to her friends. Kate Regan adjusts her performance to that of an older woman in the part of Rachel. A worldly wise travel writer who has a past with the reprobate Shaun. Ralph Duggan does a sterling job as the gone to seed former high school stud Shaun Phillips. The cameo role goes to Jason Peaches new to the game of acting but he gives a top shelf performance as Brian.

Devon Williamson is the New Zealand playwright for “Menopause Made Me Do It” and he has a string of very successful plays to his credit. To name just a few are Understanding Women, Crazy Ladies, My Husband’s Nuts. He is based in Tauranga where he runs his own theatre.

Local director Annette Happy loved the script and knows it has a wide audience appeal with just the right amount of Kiwi humour. She has worked with the cast to handle the delicate subject of menopause in all its fine array of emotions and to show off the unique characters in the comedy.

Phoenix Theatre’s hilarious new naughty comedy “Menopause Made Me Do” will be the Auckland premiere and it is coming to The Rose Centre from the 17th – 26th May. Performances start at 8 pm with a 2 pm matinee on Sunday the 20th May.

Book tickets online at www.phoenixtheatre.co.nz - no booking fees apply or phone The Rose Centre 445-9900.

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