AFTER a sell-out show in Dunchurch last year, prize winning Warwickshire writer Ginny Davis can’t wait to return with another of her comedy monologues.
Family Matters continues the story of Ruth Rich, a woman with problems. As the hapless mother of adolescent children, sex, smoking and body piercing are a few of the predicaments she faces when dealing with the terrible teens.
But she soon realises they’re a piece of cake compared to throwing a barbecue party. Her guest list, including a former crush, a lover, two husbands, a set of Norwegian triplets and her hormonal children, turns out to be a recipe for disaster. But as the evening progresses, it’s the adults who behave worse than the children and by the end of the night Ruth Rich learns an important lesson - that family matters.
It’s a one-woman performance and showcases Ginny’s versatility as an actress as she plays all 23 characters and several breeds of dog.
Looking forward to returning to Dunchurch, Ginny said: “There were lots of people and the atmosphere was just brilliant with everyone really enjoying themselves.”
In fact she was so bowled over by the sell-out audience who came to see her last show ‘Ten Days…that shook the kitchen’ that she made a rather unusual proposal of marriage on Twitter: “Fab night in Dunchurch. Audience will you marry me?”
She said: “The audience in Dunchurch laughed at all my jokes and made me feel wonderful. What more can you ask for in a marriage?”
Ginny wrote the comedy monologue when her children were teenagers and believes her plays are popular because they strike a familiar chord with families of every kind as she plays out their lives before them.
Family Matters is at Dunchurch Village Hall on Saturday, October 15, 7.45pm. Tickets available from Wanda Fashions or call 07806 446865. Prices: £9.50 in advance, £10.50 on the door.