Fundraising show at the Theatre Royal with agony aunt and author Virginia Ironside

The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is to stage a fundraising event presented by the Theatre Royal Friends Committee, a comic evening with British journalist, agony aunt and author Virginia Ironside in her acclaimed show “Growing Old Disgracefully’ on Sunday, October 14.

When an agony aunt reaches 60 years old, she can lie like a trooper, jump off a bridge, or take to the stage.

Virginia Ironside has chosen the third option and will explain that unlimited free drugs, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex – or even better, no sex – can make your 60s the best and funniest time of your life.

Virginia started as a temporary secretary to Shirley Williams at the Fabian Society, then later worked at Vogue, followed by the Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail (as a rock columnist), Woman Magazine, the Sunday Mirror, Today (as an agony columnist) and now with a weekly column in the Independent and a monthly one in the Oldie.

She has also written several books including “No, Thanks! I’m Quite Happy Standing”, “Yes! I Can Manage Thank You!” and “No! I Don’t Need Reading Glasses! – Growing Old Disgracefully”.

Virginia’s one-woman show “Growing Old Disgracefully”, originally directed by Nigel Planer, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2009 and has been touring the UK since.

This is a Theatre Royal Friends Committee fundraising event in support of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and tickets include a post-show drink.

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