Withering Looks

Withering Looks

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LipService have been creating original comedies from a distinctly female perspective since 1985. We have won many awards, most recently the Stage Door Foundation Award for Excellence.

It's the centenary of women's suffrage and we are celebrating some great women writers.
To celebrate Emily Bronte's 200th anniversary we shall be revisiting our award winning play Withering Looks, with a new scene where Mrs Gaskell visits Charlotte to deliver a Manchester tart and a "relief from grief". Our autumn tour kicks off at SJT Scarborough, a town where poor Anne Bronte went for some restorative sea air and never returned! We have also created a long awaited souvenir tea towel featuring The Blasted Stump a previously undiscovered poem possibly attributed to Emily, but possibly not! Order here

Also for sale is our Withering Looks DVD, shot on location in the actual Bronte Parsonage where the Bronte sisters wrote their actual books, actually. Order a copy here.

This year we are writing a new show, a murder mystery set on a train. We shall be giving a "work in progress" sharing at Oldham Library in the autumn and we will be touring from late February 2019, so watch this space!

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LipService On Tour

  • Live@the Library Oldham
  • Strangers on a Train Set
  • Work in progress sharing
  • 18th September 7pm
  • Tickets £3
  • Captioned, BSL, Audio description
  • Book tickets
  • SJT Scarborough
  • Withering Looks
  • 21st & 22nd September inc Sat matinee
  • BSL interpretation Fri 21st
  • Book tickets
  • HURRY! LAST FEW SEATS
  • New Wolsey, Ipswich
  • Withering Looks
  • 26th & 27th September
  • 27th matinee audio described and BSL interpreted
  • Book tickets
  • Stamford Arts Centre
  • Withering Looks
  • 28th September
  • Book tickets
  • Mumford Theatre Cambridge
  • Withering Looks
  • 29th September
  • Book tickets
  • The Atkinson, Southport
  • Withering Looks
  • 5th October
  • Book tickets
  • Preston Charter Theatre
  • Withering Looks
  • 9th October
  • Book tickets
  • Coronation Hall Ulverston
  • Withering Looks
  • 12th October
  • Book tickets
  • Oldham Coliseum
  • Withering Looks
  • 16th-20th October
  • Matinees Weds & Sat
  • Dementia friendly performance Thursday matinee
  • Book tickets
  • Swindon Arts Centre
  • Withering Looks
  • 25th October
  • Book tickets
  • Howden Shire Hall
  • Withering Looks
  • 26th October
  • Book tickets
  • New Adelphi Theatre University of Salford
  • Mr Darcy Loses the Plot
  • Tickets not yet on sale
  • Marine Theatre Lyme Regis
  • Withering Looks
  • 6th November
  • Book tickets
  • Lighthouse Poole
  • Withering Looks
  • 7th November
  • Book tickets
  • Cygnet Theatre Exeter
  • Withering Looks
  • 8th November
  • Book tickets
  • Palace Theatre Paignton
  • Withering Looks
  • 9th November
  • Book tickets
  • Newbury Corn Exhange
  • Withering Looks
  • 15th November
  • Book tickets
  • Theatre Royal Dumfries
  • Withering Looks
  • 26th January 2019
  • Book tickets

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