“a sensational job” ★ ★ ★ ★
Dominic Maxwell, The Times
‘this is a riotous girls’ night out from start to finish.’ ★ ★ ★ ★
Mark Wareham, Mail on Sunday
“she is in ebullient form…a sharp and Joyous comic mind”
Brian Logan, The Guardian
Jenny Eclair has dusted off her boots and kicked off her tour extension this month, adding an extra London date to her critically acclaimed stand up tour SIXTY!(FFS!). Having sold out the first show on Monday 24th October, she will be returning with a second performance at The Duchess Theatre on Monday 21st November – the ideal show for all those World Cup widows! Tickets go on sale on Friday 9th September at 10am from jennyeclair.com
Jenny says, “If you don’t fancy a ticket to the world cup in Qatar, come and see me in the West End instead. 90 mins, plus injury time (sometimes I fall off the stage!)”
Having hit 60 in 2020 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole? What will her 60’s hold for this 1960’s babe and is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles?
Jenny was the first woman to win the prestigious Perrier Award and this latest tour follows her previous sell-out show, How To be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane), which toured the UK and had a run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
She has many TV and radio credits to her name, most recently guest hosting on Countdown (Channel 4), presenting a second series of Drawers Off (Channel 4) and Craftivism (BBC Four). Other TV credits include the Grumpy Old Women series (BBC Two), The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer (Channel 4), Loose Women (ITV), Splash (ITV) and I’m a Celebrity (ITV). Her radio series of monologues Little Lifetimes (BBC Radio 4) has been commissioned for a seventh series. West End theatre credits include Steaming, Mum’s the Word and both Grumpy Old Women Live and Chin Up Britain, co-written by Eclair and Holder.
She currently co-hosts the Older and Wider podcast with Grumpy Old Women producer Judith Holder, having written the internationally successful Grumpy Old Women Live stage shows together.
As an author, Older and Wider, A Survivor’s Guide to the Menopause made The Sunday Times Best Sellers List in the summer of 2020 and is now out in paperback. Jenny is also a Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of the critically acclaimed novels Camberwell Beauty, Having a Lovely Time and Life, Death and Vanilla Slices, as well as the Richard and Judy bestseller, Moving, the short story collection, Listening In and Inheritance. Her brand new book aimed at young adults, The Writing on the Wall has just been released in paperback over the summer.
What the press has said about SIXTY! (FFS!)
Jenny Eclair Sixty! is a delight from beginning to end. Not only can she make getting older hilariously funny, but she has the ability to focus on the small shames of human life and return them to us in a new and triumphant light. ★ ★ ★ ★
Jane Darcey, The Reviews Hub
“Jenny Eclair takes to the stage jubilant and enthusiastic… Jenny Eclair is quick-witted and a joyous comic”
Tanya Howard, The Live Review
SIXTY! (FFS!) runs from 1st September til 21st November 2022
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