Welcome to the Blue Rinse Mountains of Virginia! When an agony aunt reaches sixty, she can lie like a trooper, jump off a bridge – or take to the stage. Virginia Ironside explains that unlimited free drugs, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex – or, even better, no sex – make the sixties the best – and funniest – time of your life…
“Virginia’s become, effectively, a stand-up comedian. Her show is really funny…. I urge you to see it.” Arthur Smith ‘Loose Ends’ BBC Radio 4
“This doyenne of Fleet Street delivers her observations with precision, style and wit. Her writing is beautiful, funny, sensible and smart – and her show, directed by The Young Ones’ Nigel Planer, is an absolute delight.” Scotsman
“…a gentle, life-affirming ramble through the joys of being a sexagenarian – the bus passes, the bird-watching, the glamorous dressing gowns. That description, though, hardly does justice to the sharpness of the observation and writing here.
No stand-up show would be complete without a little sex, drugs and rock'n'roll and Ironside covers all of these with great gusto, from an ecstatic riff on the pleasures of pills, to intimate encounters with old men “with chests like rolled-up Austrian blinds” and reminiscences from her time as a rock columnist on The Daily Mail in the Sixties. She doesn't shy away from death either in a beautifully judged segment towards the end.
This is a witty show for all ages, providing an oasis of grown-up calm and wisdom …” Independent
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