Evelyn Meara was a night club singer she broke the house record
in Pittsburgh... she fell off her seat 17 times in one show.
play follows Evelyn's journey on her road to a new life after a
10-week stay in rehab.
the help of her anxious daughter, Polly, and two best friends, she
faces life's challenges with laughter and tears.
for a classic play
Gingerbread Lady is written by Neil Simon. Upbeat and funny, it's
strong storyline becomes quite dark in some places, unlike much
of his work.
Simon is the author of such modern day classics as Barefoot in the
Park, Brighton Beach Memoirs and The Odd Couple.
Joseph and Jonathan Guy Lewis
of his plays have been made into feature films.
in the Park starred Robert Redford and Jane Fonda on the big screen.
film script for The Odd Couple, which starred Walter Matthau and
Jack Lemmon, was nominated for an Oscar.
treat of a cast
Joseph is one of Britain's most popular actresses. She is perhaps
best known for her role as Dorien in the TV show Birds of a Feather.
has also recently appeared in Night and Day as school teacher Rachel
has a massive list of stage credits to her name too including The
Vagina Monologues and Miss Hannigan in Annie.
Gingerbread Lady also stars Jonathan Guy Lewis, Miranda Foster,
Sinead Keenan, Bernat Molina and Vincent Patrick.
The Gingerbread Lady appears at the Theatre
Royal Bath from Monday 21 June to Saturday 26 June