Lochhead's Perfect Days Opens at VaudevilleDate: 18 May 1999
Liz Lochhead's latest comedy, Perfect Days, starring Siobhan Redmond and directed by John Tiffany, will open at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre on 21 June 1999. The play had its world premiere last August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it also received a coveted Fringe First Award, and ran for a limited season in January at London's Hampstead Theatre before embarking on a regional tour in Scotland.
As she approaches her 39th birthday, Barbs Marshall appears to have it all - a flourishing career as a celebrity hairdresser on TV's 'Morningtime Makeover', a designer loft apartment in Glasgow's city centre, and a retinue of faithful friends and lovers. None of this compensates, however, for her one aching need - to have a child, with or without a man, at almost any cost.
Redmond revives her role as Barbs, a part written specifically for her by Lochhead. Redmond's other stage credits include Much Ado About Nothing (RSC), An Experienced Women Gives Advice (Manchester Royal Exchange) and The Trick is to Keep Breathing (Royal Court). Her television credits include Between the Lines and The High Life.
Liz Lochhead is a Scottish poet, playwright, performer and broadcaster. Her stage plays include Britannia Rules, Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, Quelques Fleurs and Blood and Ice as well as adaptations of Moliere's Tartuffe and Bram Stoker's Dracula.