A Picture of these wild Wilde women

LipService Theatre presents The Picture Of Doreen Gray at the Grand, Blackpool, in February
LipService Theatre presents The Picture Of Doreen Gray at the Grand, Blackpool, in February

LipService return to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre next Friday and Saturday with their comic take on Oscar Wilde’s classic novel about an ageing socialite, The Picture of Dorian – or should that be Doreen – Gray.

Ms Gray has it all, a drive-time radio show, and a high-ratings lifestyle programme on Even More 4.

But hitting 50, Doreen suddenly finds her face no longer fits the bill.

At a school reunion, she stumbles across a youthful self-portrait and makes a dark and dreadful pact with the picture.

Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, who take on the roles of young and old Doreen, have been writing and performing together since 1985.

They have written 16 original comedies for the stage, had their own comedy series on BBC Radio 4, many appearances on TV and won several awards.

The production also provides a unique opportunity for a group of local community actors to have the chance to perform on stage at The Grand as Doreen’s school mates.

Tickets £16.50, concessions £12.50, group discounts available.

Box office: 01253 743339 or www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk