Grumpy Old Women Live
|Grumpy Old Women Live|
Grumpy Old Women Live Original Poster, showing the Original Cast
|Written by||Judith Holder
|Subject||Grumpy Old Women|
The idea of a live show of Grumpy Old Women, which had already been successful on the television, came about in Spring 2005 to producer Judith Holder and Grumpy contributor Jenny Eclair, and co-written by the two. Then cast the show, and rehearsals began for a mini-tour in the Autumn of 2005. The original production was directed by Chris George, and mini-tour of seven dates set off in November 2005 and was a success.
National and international tours
In the Spring of 2006 the original cast, Jenny Éclair, Dillie Keane and Linda Robson set off on a 40 date sell out national tour. Following this, they went straight into a four-week West End run at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave.
In Spring 2007, Jenny Éclair went with Linda Robson and Dillie Keane to Australia on the first international tour of Grumpy Old Women.
A success in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth proved beyond any doubt that the Grumpy Old Woman is a global phenomenon. As stated in the official website, "from Cardiff to Canberra, women of a certain age could finally unite behind a common fear of graying hairs and sagging rears. Around the world it was suddenly ok to celebrate the cellulite. This again made the Grumpies very happy. We came, we grumbled, we conquered."
On 23 June 2008 the original cast (Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane and Linda Robson) reunited for one night only at the Richmond Theatre; the performances (a matinee and an evening) were filmed for DVD.
It was announced in March 2009 that brand new show Grumpy Old Women Live 2: Chin Up Britain would see Susie Blake (Coronation Street, The Victoria Wood Show) and Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, Bad Girls) star alongside original Grump Jenny Eclair, who is also co-writing with Judith Holder. The show transferred to the Novello Theatre, London for an 8 week run from 14 April–5 June 2010.
The 2014/2015 show was Fifty Shades of Beige. 
The 2018 tour is Grumpy Old Women to the rescue and stars the original Jenny Eclair and Dillie Keane with newcomer commedian Lizzie Roper. 
Previous & Current Members
- Current (2018 Tour)
Grumpy Old Women was a commercial and critical hit. The Times called it a "slickly scripted evening of comedy," The Evening Standard said it was "uplifting than a reinforced Wonderbra," and The Daily Mail noted that "(this) rampaging, rumbustious show is tailor-made for women."
- Christchurch Press
- Grumpy Old Women | Tour Dates
- "The Return of the Grumpy Old Women – Fifty Shades of Beige". The Stage. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
- "Lizzie Roper joins Grumpy Old Women". Chortle. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
- GRUMPY OLD WOMEN Tickets. Buy tickets for GRUMPY OLD WOMEN at The Richmond Theatre at theambassadors.com