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Angela’s husband has had a mid-life crisis and a mid-European fling, Angela is left with the dog.
Initially exultant, Angela soon finds herself emotionally bereft and with her self-confidence at an all-time low. Rejecting or accepting the well-meaning advice and consolation of friends, interfering mother, critical daughter and silently-accusing dog, Angela slowly, and at times painfully, rebuilds her life.
An insightful and hilarious exploration of what life can be like for a 40-something, suddenly single woman, My Brilliant Divorce is wittily observant, achingly funny and heart-wrenchingly real.
Geraldine Aron’s play is brought to The Mission Theatre by the talented Kay Francksen, who has performed to sell-out audiences in Bath and Bristol with her one-woman show Shirley Valentine.
Kay first played Angela in My Brilliant Divorce in 2006.
“Mixing vaudevillian solo-turn and vicarious soul-baring,
My Brilliant Divorce offers an enjoyable
evening of stand-up tragedy!” Guardian.
“There are some great jokes…but there are also sudden shafts of piercing emotional truth… A peculiarly frosty heart is required to resist My Brilliant Divorce.” Daily Telegraph.