Belfast Telegraph

It'll be a hen night to remember

By Grania McFadden

Grand Opera House, Belfast, Monday, June 14-19, 7.45pm

Dave Simpson’s feelgood show is back in town, and it’s definitely a case of ‘more is less’ in this fiesta of the flesh!

Simpson isn’t afraid to juggle a spicy storyline in this bittersweet comedy. Think The Full Monty meets Julie Walters’ Rita — a poptastic soundtrack, a wedding belle, plenty of love, a dash of laughter and a couple of men in thongs combine to make this a great night out for everyone.

The story’s a simple one — four girls in search of a good time and four lads who strut their stuff on stage. Jane is getting ready for her big day. But before she trips up the aisle, she’s stepping out with her mates for a hen night to remember, courtesy of her Aunt Ivy.

Meanwhile, Tony and his mates are putting the final polish on their show for the ladies, as part of the Feast of Flesh contest. But what happens when far more than male flesh is revealed? Will their lives ever be the same, and can Jane get to the church on time?

Packed full of familiar characters — party-goer Carol, tough-talking Anita, Liza with her ‘issues’, boring Kate and fallen angel Sharon — Girls’ Night Out first took to the stage back in 1996 and has been a sell-out success ever since.

Simpson, whose work includes writing for Coronation Street, The Bill and Emmerdale, has created a combination of great music and good craic — the ideal show for tough times.

Tickets are available from www.goh.co.uk/tel : 028 9024 1919.

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