Book by Lucy Bell, with lyrics by Lucy Bell and Charlie Coldfield.
A Country and Western musical about pension poverty
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 forty-five years for BHS, is burning from the loss of her pension.
Hot Flushes was inspired by the testimony of pension-age feminist activists. It’s the story of Sandra, a disappointed BHS pensioner on the edge of sanity and on a mission to get her dues. A Bristol Old Vic Open Session script, the show featured a live band and ten original Country and songs.
“A dysfunctional love story about the roller coaster hormonal journey of murderous menopause and remembering what home means.” -Anita McCallum in Weston-Super-Mum
“Sandra gets to go wild. And there’s not an awful lot of places that a 60-year-old woman with caring duties can do that.” -Maddy Costa in Exeunt
The 2019 preview tour of HOT FLUSHES included shows at The Theatre Shop, Wardrobe Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre (CALM DOWN DEAR FESTIVAL) and Barnfield Theatre Main Stage (Exeter Fringe Festival)
The show will undergo further development in 2020/21.