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30.05.03

Up In Town


VHS & DVD released 7th July 2003


"A rich, darkly comic and beautifully observed performance" - The Times


Joanna Lumley stars in Up in Town, a series of six critically acclaimed 10-minute monologues written, directed and produced by Hugo Blick (Marion and Geoff, A Small Summer Party).


Eighteen years after her executive husband failed to return home one day from working 'up in town', Madison Blakelock attempts to embrace her 'new life' as a divorcee, whilst firmly clutching onto her past. As she paints her face with considerable care, beneath an unforgiving light, slowly the meticulous façade Madison has created crumbles…


With the loss of love, friends, money and even her cat, Madison seeks refuge in the past, recounting poignant episodes in her seemingly tragic life. Despite these, Madison still manages to put energy into the bright future she believes lurks just around the corner.


In a series of marvellously crafted monologues, Blick creates a unique character in Madison, as she reveals, little by little, how at odds with reality her fantasy world really is.


A Baby Cow Production, Up in Town was executively produced by Steve Coogan and Henry Normal. The DVD extras include: extended episodes, dream sequences, a commentary by Hugo Blick & Joanna Lumley and scene selection.


Release date: 7th July 2003
Certificate: PG
Cat number: VHS - BBCV7407, DVD - BBCDVD1217
Price: VHS £10.99, DVD £15.99
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 60 Mins approx




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