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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Friday 14:00

Theatre Royal Winchester

Adapted from Pedro Almodόvar’s Oscar nominated film, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988), by book writer Jeffrey Lane, Women on the Verge is a chaotic celebration of female fortitude, and a tribute to the women of Spain... But at its lovesick heart, it’s a story about us.


Friday 14:00
Saturday 21:50

May 10th 2024 at 14:00 - May 11th 2024 at 21:50

Event details

Address:Theatre Royal Winchester
Jewry Street

Postcode:SO23 8SB

Tickets:Tickets from £10 Members Offer 10% off tickets (excluding band C)

Contact Information:T: 01962 840 440


Open hours:Fri 10 May 2024 - Sat 11 May 2024
Fri 2pm
Fri 7.30pm
Sat 2pm
Sat 7.30pm


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Meet Pepa, an actress… Candela, a model and her best friend… LucÍa, the wife of Pepa’s lover, Ivan… Marisa, the fiancé of LucÍa and Ivan's son, Carlos… and Paulina, LucÍa’s lawyer and Ivan's newest lover: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. From Tony Award winning composer David Yazbek (Tootise, The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), comes a musical comedy of tangled hearts, tongues, lies and lives. Thankfully, we have a Taxi Driver, who not only knows the streets of Madrid, but can also help us unravel this farce and navigate all of these crazy hearts.

"…a joyous evening: an affectionate and defiant tribute to female resilience." - Sarah Hemming, Financial Times, 2015 Madrid, 1987.

"…gloriously camp, yet seriously heartfelt, celebration of female powers of survival and self-emancipation." - Paul Taylor, The Independent, 2015

"Best of all is a surprisingly engaging score by David Yazbeck, who deploys a variety of Latin rhythms to make everything from patter songs to wistful laments stand out from the generic-Broadway crowd." - Richard Zoglin, Time, 2010

A story about people who are trying to genuinely connect to each other and who are desperately looking for answers. But perhaps the most pressing question of them all is: 'What’s in the gazpacho?'

Book by Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics by David Yazbeck Based on the film by Pedro Almodόvar


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