If you are planning on visiting the Roxy Theatre in Bingara for Menopause the Musical on the 20th of October you will need to put your skates on as time is running out!
Menopause The Musical – Women on Fire takes a look at the funny side of hot flushes, mood swings and weight gain. Yes, apparently there is one.
Menopause used to cause embarrassment, but here it is in all its glory, coming live to The Roxy Theatre, Bingara on Saturday 20th October 2018, with a message that laughter is the best antidote to a hot flush.
Four very different characters; an ageing soapie star, a hippy survivor, a business woman and a housewife from Dubbo, meet at a sale in the underwear section of a department store.
Recognising that they have many things in common they compare ‘notes’ on the way they are betrayed by their bodies. Sisterhood is the key to surviving all those disasters, and also provides the therapy to turn them into a triumphant assertion of new identity.
These four enormously talented women bring a joyous message back from the other side of “the change”. It helps, of course, that the roll call of symptoms — the memory loss, night sweats, binge eating, insomnia and “lost in space moments’ — are aired in song.
The play list is a brilliant line-up of anthems from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. These are belted out with a storm of hilarity and cheeky moves. The combination of familiar music and ironic words that hilariously parody romance, as well as the performers’ irresistibly engaging talent at self-parody, mean the audience break into laughter at the first familiar notes.
Over 9 million people across the world have seen this smash-hit phenomenon, with well over half a million of those in Australia. And it’s not just exclusively for women. According to the cast, “The men that choose to accompany their wives to the show actually get a bigger kick out of it than the women.”
It is a credit to the four fabulous performers that they are able to make “the change” seem absolutely hilarious. It is even more admirable that they are able to lead both men and women along this journey, allowing them to share the humorous side of one of life’s less talked about, yet significant, transitions.
The wonderfully original concept, design and set changes contribute to a fast paced show which never flags. The changes are thick and fast, each more outrageous than the last. The music is exhilarating; all of which guarantees one of the funniest nights you’ll ever spend in the theatre.
Menopause The Musical is showing at The Roxy on Saturday 20th October at 2.00pm and 8.00pm. Don’t miss it! Tickets are available at the Bingara Visitor Information Centre (02) 6724 0066 or book online now.