Belfast playwright’s comedy comes to Hackney

Shelley Marsden

THE London première of a musical comedy Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory runs at London’s Hackney Empire from Friday September 20 to Saturday October 5.

Directed by Northern Irishman Paul Boyd, its first outing was at the Lyric Theatre Belfast and subsequently at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

He said: “The town of Little Happening gets an unexpected make-over when a devious and creepy stranger arrives on Mammary Lane, promising personal improvement to three unhappy women”.

Watch a trailer for the show here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDpqABCsyEI&feature=youtu.be

The London cast is headed up by Gary Wilmot and Sophie-Louise Dann. With 22 musical numbers in the show, including One Night Stand, Molly Wobbly and Off My Chest, there are plenty of giggles to be had.

Wilmot played the title role in The Invisible Man to great acclaim at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2010 and his West End roles include in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Carmen Jones and as Billy Flynn in Chicago.

Paul Boyd  has written 20 musicals, and created the role of The Writer in Spike Milligan’s stage comedy Puckoon’ for which he wrote the score and co-wrote the book.

Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory is at Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, E81JEJ from Fri Sept 20- Sat Oct 5. Box Office 0208 9852424 or see www.hackneyempire.co.uk.

 

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