“Through the whole of my career, I haven’t had so much fun in any theatre production,” said Sue Hodge.
Best known as waitress Mimi from the cult TV series, ‘Allo, ‘Allo, she is currently starring in new comedy 50 Days of Grey which is inspired by a saucy, best-selling novel.
She plays San, best friend of Fran, whose home is in the sleepy backwater of Batley, Yorkshire, where life is full of societies, WIs and committees.
It’s 2012 and there are Olympic events and celebrations to organise but it’s raining, every day is grey and everyone needs to find something to do indoors. Especially when a new ‘saucy book’ is being read by one of San’s friends...
San needs to save her marriage, Fran needs to find a man and Len, San’s husband has his own naughty little secrets.
Sue added: “Each member of the cast has fantastically funny scenes and without giving too much away, my favourite is towards the end of the first half, where all the women are trying out different elements of what they have read in the ‘naughty book’...... which all then go terribly but hilariously wrong.
“If you want a great night out, whether you are a hen party, having a girl’s night, or a married couple, this is a play for you!”
Author and director is Andrew Lynford who is delighted to be bringing the production to Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre on October 3. He said: “There have been a few books in the last year that have taken the UK and the world by storm and these books make the ingredients for great comedy. It’s been a lot of fun writing the play and now it’s on tour, it’s been loved by audiences up and down the country.”