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Bit of a laugh . . . South Canterbury Drama League members (from left) Tamara Hogg, Carolyn Willis, Suellen Robb and Sian Wilkinson get into character at rehearsal of Menopause the Musical. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

by Greta Yeoman

South Canterbury Drama League’s new production is a musical – about menopause.

Menopause the Musical has been the longest-running scripted show in Las Vegas and now it has come to Timaru.

The South Canterbury Drama League production begins tomorrow night at The Playhouse, 198 Church St.

The show, written by Jeanie Linders, will run from tomorrow until next Saturday.

Directed by Alice Sollis, with musical direction by Sharleyne Diamond, this hilarious musical, about four women of a certain age shopping up large in a department store, will entertain and educate at the same time.

The story revolves around four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra they want to buy at a lingerie sale.

The all-female cast pokes fun at their woeful menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges, and a sisterhood is created between them.

The musical is set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, and is popular with men too.

The production stars Sian Wilkinson as Professional Woman, Tamara Hogg as Soap Opera Star, Caroline Willis as Earth Mother and Suellen Robb as Housewife.

Evening shows will be held every night except Sunday and Monday between June 22-30.

A Sunday matinee show will be held at 2pm.

Tickets can be booked online at iticket.co.nz or by visiting Newmans MusicWorks on Stafford St.