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Virginia Ironside: Growing Old Disgracefully

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Sun 14 Oct

at Theatre Royal

When an agony aunt reaches 60 years, she can lie like a trooper, jump off a bridge, or take to the stage. British journalist, agony aunt and author Virginia Ironside explains that unlimited free drugs, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex – or, even better, no sex – make your sixties the best, and funniest, time of your life…

£25 (includes a post-show drink)

This is a Theatre Royal Friends Committee fundraising event in support of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds (registered Charity Number 242977)

This is a witty show for all ages, providing a lunchtime oasis of grown-up calm and wisdom amid the histrionics of the festival. Plus, it’s the first, and probably the last, time you’ll ever hear a colostomy-bag showstopper or a glucosamine sulphate-related heckle


This doyenne of Fleet Street delivers her observations with precision, style and wit. Her writing is beautiful, funny, sensible and smart – and her show, directed by The Young Ones’ Nigel Planer, is an absolute delight


Honest, irreverent, frank charm. Beautiful humour and perfect poise. This is a five-star show

British Theatre Guide

It almost makes me look forward to the fun of being great at sixty, just like the indispensable Ms Ironside herself

The York Press

Virginia’s become, effectively, a stand-up comedian. Her show is really funny. I urge you to see it

Arthur Smith

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