Following previous sell out UK and Irish Tours in 2008, 2010 and, most recently, early 2016, Menopause the Musical is embarking on another UK Nationwide Tour this spring with an all-star cast.
Armed with a cast of hormonal women, memory loss one-liners and innuendo-laden versions of pop classics, the tour commences on the 7th February at The Eden Court, Inverness, and continues with a further 42 venues around the UK.
Starring EastEnders favourite, Cheryl Fergison, Maureen Nolan, Casualty’s Rebecca Wheatley and The Al Murray Show’s Ruth Berkeley, the hysterical Menopause The Musical has entertained and inspired women across the world since 2001. The national tour will visit 43 theatres across the UK, as far and wide as London, Blackpool, Llandudno, Hastings, Dundee, Doncaster and many more. Menopausal, or just in need of a laugh-out-loud kind of night, women across the country can enjoy a humorous look at something which inevitably affects them all.
This hilarious celebration of women and 'the change', is an all-singing, all-dancing comedy bringing together four women at a department store sale, who, on first appearance, have nothing in common. However, the sale of a black lace bra soon stimulates comical female heart-to-hearts on hot flushes, night sweats, memory loss, chocolate binges, not enough sex, too much sex and plastic surgery.
Menopause the Musical is touring the UK from Tuesday, 7 February, to Sunday, 2 April, 2017.
For full tour dates visit: robertckelly.co.uk/shows/menopause-the-musical-2017
Presented by Robert C Kelly, in association with Promensil
Robert C Kelly – renowned musical-comedy theatre producer for more than 20 years, behind touring hits such as Mum’s the Word, Dirty Dusting, The Dolls Abroad, Whingeing Women and 51 Shades of Maggie.
Maureen Nolan - has been singing with her sisters since she was nine years old and together they became one of Europe’s first girl bands - The Nolans. The Nolans’ success is legendary, including phenomenal record sales worldwide, particularly in Japan where they sold more records than The Beatles! They have worked with some of the world’s most respected artists including Frank Sinatra, who they supported on his 1975 European Tour. In 1979 The Nolans went on to put an entire generation ‘In the Mood for Dancing’ with the release of their hit single and reunited in 2013 for the sell-out ‘I’m in the Mood Again’ tour. Maureen is also an accomplished actress and has played ‘Mrs Johnstone’ in Bill Kenwright’s award winning Blood Brothers in both the West End and on tour to critical acclaim. She was the fourth Nolan sister to play the role which has earned them entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. Throughout 2016 Maureen has been touring the UK playing ‘Vi Moore’ alongside Gareth Yates in Footloose The Musical, with her performances being described as ‘Superb’ and ‘deeply emotional’.
Cheryl Fergison - best known for her role as EastEnders’ George Michael super fan “Heather Trott” who met a grisly end at the hands of Ben Mitchell in 2012. A trained actress, she has made many stage appearances including a West End role in Man of the Moment at the Gielgud Theatre. Other theatre credits include Dance of Death, Measure for Measure, The Blue Angel and Robert Lindsay’s production of Cyrano De Bergerac. Cheryl has played many feature roles in TV Productions showcasing her perfect comedic timing – Benidorm, Little Britain, The IT Crowd, ‘Allo ‘Allo. She is no stranger to Feature Films with credits including Irvine Welsh’s Atlantic and the soon to be released A Bus Could Run You Over. Her celebrity appearances have revealed her funny, lovable and true down to earth nature - Celebrity Big Brother, Loose Women, Celebrity Come Dine with Me and Celebrity Juice. Not only can Cheryl make us laugh, but can also entertain us with any of the 10 instruments she plays as a skilled musician.
Rebecca Wheatley - best known as the receptionist “Amy Howard” on Casualty. In 2009, she revealed an astonishing 12 stone weight loss. Proud of her achievement she embraced the role of “Barbara” in the one-woman West End show Big Pants and Botox. In complete contrast she then took up her axe as the iconic character “Annie Wilkes” in Stephen King’s Misery. Her acting career has seen her perform in many West End Musicals including Fame and Bad Girls The Musical. She even survived pantomime with Paul O’Grady’s Lily Savage at the Victoria Palace. Her television acting skills have been challenged as a porn movie producer, a bisexual nymphomaniac and as a buxom barmaid. Rebecca can be seen regularly as a presenter on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff and ITV’s Loose Women where she is happy to give her opinion loud and clear.
Ruth Berkeley - trained at Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom where she was awarded the Eileen Rose Cup for Musical Theatre & Ladies Singing prize. Irish Rebecca can seamlessly switch between her Irish accent and a broad range of English accents. She has had a successful theatre career incorporating both her acting and singing talent with performances including “Miss Dismore” in Singin in the Rain, “Onna Crow” in A Man of No Importance and “Lisa” in the toe tapping Mamma Mia. Her Television credits include, Sky Atlantic’s gripping Penny Dreadful, ITV’s The Al Murray Show and RTÉ’s No More Tears