Next Stage Theatre Company presents
My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine Aron
As part of the Bath Comedy Festival
“Guy Fawkes Night, Max arrived home from a tax-planning seminar in Orlando and started packing instead of unpacking. “I’m very sorry”, he said “we only pass this way once and our marriage has been emotionally dead for many years.” And then he was gone. Well. After a life time of faithfulness and devotion can you imagine how I felt? Sheer joy!” (Angela Act 1)
Angela’s husband has a mid-life crisis and a mid-European fling, Angela is left with the dog. Initially exultant, Angela soon finds herself emotionally bereft and with her self-confidence at an all-time low. Rejecting or accepting the well-meaning advice and consolation of friends, interfering mother, critical daughter and silently-accusing dog, Angela slowly, and at times painfully, rebuilds her life.
During the course of a hilarious 90 minutes, Geraldine Aron takes her audience with wit and assurance through Angela’s excursions into mid-life dating, her attempts at reinvention and her misfortunes with some highly unsuitable liaisons.
An insightful exploration of what life can be like for a 40-something, suddenly single woman, My Brilliant Divorce is wittily observant, achingly funny and heart-wrenchingly real.
Geraldine Aron’s play is brought to The Mission Theatre by the talented Kay Francksen, who has performed to sell-out audiences in Bath and Bristol with her one-woman show Shirley Valentine.
Kay first played Angela in My Brilliant Divorce in 2006 and received rave reviews:
“Kay Francksen’s extraordinarily powerful performance…”
“beautifully observed exposition…”
“it’s done with such humour – an asset that Kay exploits superbly…fantastic value…” The Bath Chronicle