Plenty Moyet to come

You can’t accuse Kathy Burke of being afraid of hard work. The God of Hell finished earlier this month, and she’s already signed up for another directing stint.

Smaller, written by TV writer Carmel Morgan (Coronation StBrooksideShameless), will star comic legend Dawn French alongside songstress and friend Alison Moyet, and will open in Milton Keynes on 20 February.

From then it will go to Brighton, Birmingham and then settle in for a six-week run at the Lyric Theatre in London (on Shaftesbury Avenue). All details and links below.

Smaller is a musical play and tells the story of Bernice Clulow (Dawn French), a teacher and the life and soul of the staff room, who looks after her disabled mother Maureen, with some difficulty. Bernice’s sister, Cath (Alison Moyet) wanted to be a singer but has found herself singing karaoke for hen parties on the Costa del Sol. The two sisters are forced to face their own guilt, resentment and fear.

20-25 FebMilton Keynes Theatre0870 060
6-11 MarTheatre Royal, Brighton08700 606
20-25 MarAlexandra Theatre, Birmingham0870 607
28 Mar – 6 MayLyric Theatre, London0870 145