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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

Laois: Dunamaise Arts Centre, May 13th

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

Audience feedback:

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-groupThe 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

Slán go fóill.


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