Menopause the Musical UK Tour at The Cresset Peterborough

When trying to find ‘something different’ for my Mum’s birthday this year, I spotted an ad for Menopause the Musical at The Cresset in Peterborough. I remembered seeing reviews about it previously and its’ sell-out tours in 2008, 2010, 2016 and 2017 so I figured it must be worth a visit.

About Menopause the Musical

Menopause the Musical

Menopause the Musical has been entertaining women (and a few men along the way) since 2001. As the title would suggest the show is about a group of hormonal women. Set in Cleary’s Department Store we meet the women in the women’s lingerie department. At first sight, you would assume they have nothing in common as they come together over the sale of a bra.

A series of bonding conversations ensue over hot flushes, memory loss, night sweats, chocolate binges, not enough sex, too much sex and plastic surgery.

All-Star Cast

The current UK tour of Menopause the Musical stars Cheryl Ferguson (Eastenders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Katherine Lynch (RTE’s Wagon’s Den). Cheryl Ferguson is absolutely hilarious as the Earth Mother character, the faces she pulls, her dancing and general demeanour will have you laughing until you cry. Also, be warned about Rebecca Wheatley’s foray into the lingerie sale and accessories, you might need your Tena and waterproof mascara.

Innuendo and Parodies

Menopause the Musical Cast

Both Mum and I were astounded by the amazing voices of the four ladies on stage, they filled the theatre with their voices and lifted everyone’s spirits. The show is packed with amazing innuendo-laden parodies of pop classics from the ’60s to the 80’s such as I Will Survive, Chain of Fools, Good Vibrations and What’s Love Got to do with it. My all-time favourite of the night had to be The Lion Sleeps Tonight, otherwise sung as My Husband Sleeps Tonight by Cheryl Ferguson.

Who is the show for?

Ultimately the show is aimed at women and I wouldn’t say that you have to be a ‘certain age’ to enjoy it because we are a sisterhood, we all go through the same cycle of life so we will all understand it. That’s not to say that men won’t enjoy the show, I would say that last nights’ performance was 95% female, I’m pretty sure the man who sat on the front row and was picked out by Cheryl Ferguson enjoyed it and the guy who had Maureen Nolan come and sit on his knee definitely enjoyed it. When asked by Maureen if he had picked the right seat, he replied “absolutely”.

Where can you catch Menopause the Musical next?

These are the remaining dates for the current UK tour but I was also delighted to hear that they will be back next year with Menopause the Musical 2 with a new story and new songs.

Thursday23-May-19Bedford Corn ExchangeBook Now
Friday24-May-19The Central Theatre, ChathamBook Now
Saturday25-May-19Grove Theatre, DunstableBook Now
Sunday26-May-19The Concert Hall, Stevenage Arts & Leisure CentreBook Now
Tuesday28-May-19Prince of Wales Theatre, CannockBook Now
Wednesday29-May-19Floral Pavilion, New BrightonBook Now 
Thursday30-May-19King George’s Hall, BlackburnBook Now
Friday31-May-19Parr Hall, WarringtonBook Now
Sunday02-Jun-19Wyvern Theatre, SwindonBook Now
Monday03-Jun-19Grand Theatre, WolverhamptonBook Now
Tuesday04-Jun-19Grand Theatre, WolverhamptonBook Now
Wednesday05-Jun-19G Live, GuildfordBook Now
Thursday06-Jun-19The Anvil, BasingstokeBook Now
Saturday08-Jun-19De Montford Hall, LeicesterBook Now
Sunday09-Jun-19Churchill Theatre, BromleyBook Now
Monday10-Jun-19Belgrade Theatre, CoventryBook Now
Tuesday11-Jun-19Belgrade Theatre, CoventryBook Now
Wednesday12-Jun-19Belgrade Theatre, CoventryBook Now
Thursday13-Jun-19The Alban Arena, St AlbansBook Now
Friday14-Jun-19Meres Leisure Centre, GranthamBook Now
Saturday15-Jun-19The Core at Corby Cube, CorbyBook Now
Sunday16-Jun-19Lyceum Theatre, CreweBook Now

About The Cresset

The Cresset is an events centre based just outside of Peterborough City Centre making it easily accessible. As well as theatre shows, concerts and comedians, the Cresset is home to corporate and private functions too. There is ample parking around the Cresset and on-site facilities include licensed bars, snacks and washrooms. Over the years we have attended events such as Sally Morgan, Mercury, G4 and Pantomimes to name just a few. To find out what’s on click here or follow their social media pages below:

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4 Comments

  • Mandi

    May 23 at 12:10 pm

    Sounds like a great show, I love going to the theatre, just hoping that they include a couple of theatres this way when the second instalment tours

    1. Sabina Green

      May 23 at 12:12 pm

      I love a trip to the theatre too, we used to go to the West End in London all the time but there are so many great shows locally too. I can’t wait for the second instalment 🙂

  • Anonymous

    May 24 at 2:25 pm

    I can confirm that on Wednesday evening my dad had a great evenjnf when Maureen Nolan was sat on his knee singing! Both him and my mum thoroughly enjoyed themselves! ?

    1. Sabina Green

      May 24 at 10:07 pm

      Haha, that’s brilliant, I pleased to hear that they enjoyed it as much as we did 🙂

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