Hot Flushes is a re-imagining of the BHS pension crisis: it’s a Country and Western musical about fiscal responsibility and homicidal menopausal women.
It’s 2016. Lady Green is bronzing on a Super Yacht, Sir Phil Green is getting roasted by a Parliamentary Select Committee, and Sandra in Lighting, who’s worked thirty-five years for BHS, is burning from the loss of her pension.
Croydon branch is closing but there ain’t no closure for Sandra, not even in the stoic lyrics of her favourite Country songs. That’s until a chance encounter in the ladies’ fitting rooms with Patsy, a member of the National Rifle Association.
It seems Sandra has much to learn about getting your dues from the Round Rock chapter of the Well-Armed Woman…
Inspired by the personal testimonies of activist pensioners, with a Country score that’s catchier than Ebola, Hot Flushes is the only show you’ll see this year that puts hutzpah and foot spa in the same lyric.
The Theatre Shop | Clevedon
Bristol | Wardrobe Theatre
London | Camden People’s Theatre
Exeter | Exeter Fringe Festival
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