Theatre |
17th March 2016

Thu 17 Mar | 8pm | £14/£13 Under 16s

Proteus Theatre Company

It's 1974 and 8 year old Jo is snuggled up on the settee in her flammable polyester nightie, watching the family’s first colour TV. ‘Sykes’ is on and there, on the screen, is a woman unlike anyone Jo has ever seen. That woman is Hattie Jacques!

Forty years on and Jo is walking in the footsteps of her idol. Despite the uncertainty, the periods of unemployment, the agent who seems to care more about raking in a quick buck than advancing her career, Jo is an actress. But why does she only get cast as the nurse, never the surgeon? Why is she always the council estate mum in Casualty with the dodgy kid and the high pony tail? Why is she too fat to play Lady Macbeth? Can Hattie help Jo find the answers to this modern mystery? Could it be that nothing has changed for women like Jo since Hattie did Carry On? 

Thoughtful, funny, warm and nostalgic, this one-woman show takes an affectionate look at the life and career of a remarkable woman. And a witty, caustic examination of modern life in show business and its cultural attitudes toward larger women. 

Venue: Theatre 
Age recommendation: 15+


17th March 2016

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