“Ruthlessly funny”
Clive Davies, The Times

Younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine, too young to die, but too old to stand near the edge in case she gets dizzy and falls over, professional Grumpy old woman JENNY ECLAIR announces How to Be a Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane), a brand new show and tour for 2015. You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.

Tackling questions such as, is swearing better than crying, HRT or boxercise – you decide, JENNY takes to the stage to explore some of the boll*cks that surrounds the ageing process. Why are so many young people idiots, is Chardonnay medicinal and how many episodes of ‘Bake Off’ does it take to lower your blood pressure? Watch a woman happy to have lost her dignity years ago, lob a few grenades back in the face of ageism. Semi-bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, JENNY puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund!

Tickets for How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane) are available to buy at

After selling out its first leg, JENNY will embark on a UK tour extension of Grumpy Old Women: 50 Shades of Beige on April 2nd alongside SUSIE BLAKE and KATE ROBBINS. Tickets are available to buy from

JENNY ECLAIR has been a stand-up comic since the last millennium: she was the first woman to win the coveted Perrier Award and hasn’t stopped banging on about it ever since. Apart from the stand-up she is an acclaimed writer (sometimes it’s nice to just sit down), her third book Life, Death & Vanilla Slices was released in 2012 to critical acclaim and her next novel is scheduled for release later this year. Previously JENNY has co-written and starred in Grumpy Old Women Live 2: Chin Up Britain on Tour in London’s West End and has starred in a number of other West End productions including Steaming, Mum’s The Word and The Vagina Monologues. JENNY came third in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (ITV1) has presented on Loose Women (ITV1) and has done ‘acting’ on Holby City (BBC One) and Skins (E4). Other television credits include: Splash (ITV1), Celebrity Masterchef (BBC One), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC Two), That Sunday Night Show (ITV1), The Chase: Celebrity Special (ITV1), Antiques Road Trip: Children in Need Special (BBC Two), Celebrity Fame Academy (BBC One) and Let’s Dance for Sport Relief, (BBC One), where she reached the final alongside fellow Grumps SUSIE BLAKE, LESLEY JOSEPH and LINDA ROBSON. JENNY has hosted her own show on LBC radio, and is a regular contributor on shows such as BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Just a Minute and 7 Day Sunday (BBC Radio 5 Live). JENNY ECLAIR is also the author of Chin Up, Britain, The Book of Bad Behaviour, and the co-author with JUDITH HOLDER of Grumpy Old Couples, and Wendy: The Bumper Book of Fun for Women of a Certain Age.

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