‘My Brilliant Divorce’ promises laughter aplenty

Jasango Theatre are back with a bang this season with a new production of Geraldine Aron’s hilarious ‘My Brilliant Divorce’.

Jasango Theatre are back with a bang this season with a new production of Geraldine Aron’s hilarious ‘My Brilliant Divorce’.

Jasango are at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre on Saturday, February 25 at 8pm (to reserve tickets contact 057 91 22911 www.birrtheatre.com tickets €16/14) and the travelling troupe look forward to raising the roof with laughter!

Meet Angela Lipsky, once half of Angela and Max, the world’s happiest couple. That was before Max (affectionately nicknamed “Roundhead”) unexpectedly dumps her and runs off with Rosa, a young Mexican woman who barely speaks a word of English!

Join Angela on her poignant and hilarious journey as she rebuilds her life, finding herself adrift in a sea of weird sexual encounters, sneaky solicitors, phone-in counsellors, a bad case of hypochondria and the spectre of poverty. We follow her progress from messy marital break-up to a full divorce.

Along the way we meet an array of extraordinary characters. These include daughter Vanessa, foreign cleaning ladies Meena and Leena, Ms Chang, Max/Roundhead, Bibi from Brooklyn New York, Dr Stedman, Jake the Vietnam Veteran, Finlay the slightly camp Londoner, Mr Glute the chemist, Mr Tripp, Julie, Sylvie, Melody-Ann, Dr Epstein, and many others.

My Brilliant Divorce had its World Premier at the Apollo Theatre, London in 2001 and went on to be nominated for an Olivier Award, selling out theatres all over the world.

The title role is played by another Angela; Angela Ryan, co-founder of Jasango Theatre. Angela is a facilitator with Offaly Youth Theatre, leading the Tullamore group and is also one of the producers behind the popular Bo Leictreach Green Play Festival, a joint-initiative between Selkie Theatre USA, Birr Theatre & Jasango Theatre.

My Brilliant Divorce is directed by George B Miller, Artistic Director of of Selkie Theatre (www.selkietheatre.org).

In keeping with Jasango’s commitment to promoting women artists, the production also features a photography exhibition by Lisa Daly.

Jasango Theatre (Juicy Artful Sensual Alive Nimble Genuine Original) was founded in 2009 and My Brilliant Divorce comes to Birr Theatre as part of a national tour taking in over 30 Irish venues.

For information on any of the dates for My Brilliant Divorce contact Jasango at jasangotheatre@gmail.com or call 086 3638758.