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Tricia, Olivia, Loreen, Fern and Norma have been the best of friends since school. Now, as they're all poised to turn 50, one develops a drinking problem which leads to a disastrous intervention by her friends. The 5 of them find their lives changing in ways both hysterically funny and genuinely heartbreaking.
Glenn Meads - 19 April 2011
Anyone who has seen a Brad Fraser before expects to be shocked, but there is always a underlying sense of humanity running throughout his productions. 5@50 is no different, but it is a departure because as the man himself says, it is "probably the biggest step from my comfort zone that I've ever taken because it's five women, because they're all filthy, because it doesn't have any graphic nudity or sex on the stage." Luckily for fans of his edgy writing, this is far from 'Disney' Brad though.
The five women of the title have been friends since High School and they share their happy times, pain, heartbreak and comedic encounters. But, unlike the once brave depictions of Carrie Bradshaw and Co which have rapidly gone downhill since the awful movie Sex and The City 2, these women do not sit talking about Jimmy Choos and men called Big. Instead, they lead messy lives and feel more rooted in realit...
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Denise - 15 May 2011:
Biggest load of twaddle ive ever listened to or watched , i lady i spoke to at half time did not return and was going to complain to the royal exchange . Over acted and very uninteresting, i fealt trapped in my seat . ...