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 St, Brookside, Shameless), 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 Feb||Milton Keynes Theatre||0870 060 6652||www.miltonkeynestheatre.com|
|6-11 Mar||Theatre Royal, Brighton||08700 606 650||www.theambassadors.com/theatreroyal/|
|20-25 Mar||Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham||0870 607 7533||www.getlive.co.uk/birmingham|
|28 Mar – 6 May||Lyric Theatre, London||0870 145 1163||www.thisistheatre.com/londontheatre/lyrictheatre.html|