Silly Cow, which was Ben Elton's first West End success, features Doris Wallace as a bitchy tabloid columnist with plenty of poison in her pen, who is being sued by actress Trudi Hobson for saying in a review that she had "thunder thighs and couldn't act!". The case goes to court, and Doris believes she has won. Or has she? It's then that things start to go very wrong for her.
Who will save her? Sid the deeply duplicitous prospective boss? Eduardo, Doris' "ravin'" toyboy? Douglas her 'perfect gent' accountant? Or sweet, innocent Peggy, Doris' trusty PA? The course of events that follow is hilarious, and at times cutting, but will keep you laughing until you cry. Gill Butler is in the lead role of Doris Wallace, played by Dawn French in the original version.
This play is an ideal valentine's week evening out without the little ones, so why not call the babysitter and come along to see the very best of stand-up comic turned playwright, Ben Elton's, work performed by innovative local theatre company, EXIT Theatre Co-op.
"Silly Cow is superbly written; quick, sharp and witty and altogether excellent. Even though Ben Elton wrote this play in the early 1990's, it is still very relevant in today's celebrity obsessed culture and keeps you either laughing or on the edge of your seat throughout".
P.S. If you're wondering about the publicity shot for this production, those of you old enough to remember Joan Collins' in "The Bitch" may recognise EXIT's homage in the pose!!