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Desperate Thespians
by Jackie Skarvelis
Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills, part of Abbeyfest, a two month festival of drama, dance, comedy, jazz and classics every July and August.
An uproarious comedy, think AB FAB meets WITHNAIL AND I and you’re close.
Two over the top, over the hill actresses – played by men – share a heady diet of boys and booze. Too old for ingénues – too young for babushkas – they embark on a picaresque trawl through the wilder shores of showbiz, ending up on an organic farm in Wales run by iconic lesbian director, enfant terrible Phyllis Leek – a legend in her own lunchtime! All manner of mayhem ensues, ending happily with an uneasy threesome appearing on a fly on the wall reality show BIG SISTER.
Director Tony O’Brien, Cast includes Ian Lillie, Bryan Hands, Robert Allwood
Mon 31 July, Tue 1, Wed 2, Thur 3, Sat 5 & Sun 6 August (not Fri)
£9 concs £7 7:30pm
Box Office 020 7727 1073 or 07980 815327
INFORMATION LINE: 020 8542 5511 All enquiries 020 8542 6644

Abbeyfest takes place in Merton Abbey Mills SW19 2RD on the A24, Merantun Way, near Colliers Wood & South Wimbledon Northern Line Stations. Bus numbers 57, 152, 155, 200, 293 & 352 stop a few minutes walk away. You can walk from the High Street to the Mills along the River Wandle

'Wimbledon's unique riverside centre'


Merton Abbey Mills
SW19 2RD

Phone Number

0207727 1073

Opening Times


Opening Days

Mon 31 July, Tue 1, Wed 2, Thur 3, Sat 5 & Sun 6 August (not Fri)

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