Danny Joyce | Editor
Anne Gildea’s HOW TO GET THE MENOPAUSE AND ENJOY IT' returns with National Tour
In February 2022 Anne Gildea launched her new show ‘How To Get The Menopause And Enjoy It’ in The Viking Theatre, Clontarf, with its planned two week run extended to a month, such was the response. Anne went on to play 62 hugely successful dates around Ireland in 2022, appearing in 28 venues and entertaining over 10,000 comedy fans. Word-of mouth and repeat attendance played a large part in its huge success.
The show is not just laugh-out-loud entertaining, but it is also informative, as Anne brings her keen comedic skills to a topic that affects 51% of the population yet is still treated like a mystery.
Her 2023 Tour has already played a sell-out opening weekend in theatres in Tralee and Naas, and continues around the country, before heading to the UK for London dates in the Autumn. It includes returns to many venues, back by popular demand!
What is it? Why does it happen? Why is it named after men? Why didn’t our mammies warn us about it? Is there anything you can do about it? And why oh why is so little known about this inevitable phase of lady-life? Anne answers all these Menopause questions and more, as she brings TMI to a whole new level.
Longford: Backstage Theatre, Feb 10th
Wexford: Jerome Hynes Theatre, National Opera House, Feb 11th
Cavan: Town Hall Theatre, Cavan Feb 18th
Leitrim: The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon Feb 24th
Donegal: Balor Arts Centre, Donegal Feb 25th
Lisburn: Island Arts Centre, March 4th
Wicklow: The Whale Theatre, Greystones, March 10th & 11th
Dublin: Civic Theatre, Tallaght, March 18th
Cork: Glen Theatre Banteer March 25th
Louth: Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda March 31st
Monaghan: The Garage Theatre, April 1st
Westmeath: Mullingar Arts Centre, April 22nd
Dublin: Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, May 5th
Laoise: Dunamaise Arts Centre, May 15th
Navan: Solstice Arts Centre, May 27th
Bray: Mermaid Arts Centre, June 16th
Cork: Everyman Theatre, July 8th
Dublin: DLR Mill Theatre Dundrum, September 9th
Mayo: Royal Theatre, Castlebar, September 16th
Kildare: Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, September 23rd
Roscommon: Roscommon Arts Centre, October 7th
Leitrim: Island Theatre, Ballinamore, October 14th
Dublin: Draiocht, Blandchardstown, October 20th
London: The Exchange, Twickenham, October 21st
“Billy Connolly meets The Vagina Monologues.”
“I enjoyed it so much I went a second time and brought the husband. He had tears streaming down his face with laughter. And he learned a thing or three. Go everyone when you can. And bring all the men and women in your life too. They’ll love it.”
‘This is the funniest, most honest and real show I have ever been to! Every woman should see it for really good information on menopause and to have genuine belly laughs! … I will go again!’
'Amazingly funny and really accurate– I loved it!'
-Dr. Deirdre Lundy, menopause specialist.
‘Anne Gildea’s show is one woman genius. Hilarious and educational in equal parts. A must see! I laughed out loud so much my face hurt.’
- Loretta Dignam, Founder, Menopause Hub.
‘This is the funniest show I've ever been to, so well researched, I learnt loads; some of it even a bit shocking.” June Caldwell, writer.
As Katy Hayes in The Irish Independent put it ‘Never has the female body been put under such an hilarious microscope…utterly punk.’
Anne Gildea is a founder and core member of comedy ‘super-group’ The Nualas and a well-known comedienne and writer. Most recently, her memoir, I’ve got Cancer. What’s Your Excuse? inspired the feature film The Bright Side which premiered in cinemas in 2021 and is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
'How to Get The Menopause and Enjoy It!' is Anne's most ambitious project to date. For more information visit annegildea.com
Slán go fóill.