Arts & Culture

An introduction to being middle aged with Jenny Éclair at the Oxford Playhouse

By John Charlton

Following a complete sell-out tour, professional grumpy old woman, amateur soup maker and novice knitter Jenny Eclair extends her hit tour into autumn, stopping off at Oxford Playhouse on Saturday 7 October. The first woman to ever win the coveted Perrier Award, star of Grumpy Old Women, and a regular on Loose Women, Eclair brings her new show How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane) to cheer us all up with this bonkers insight into the middles ages, so to speak.

Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi-bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.

Having co-written the critically acclaimed Andy Warhol Syndrome, which was adapted for BBC Radio 4, this super talented delightful wonder of a woman is also the author of two novels as well as numerous non-fiction books. Her radio writing credits include Twilight Baby for Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.

Saturday 7 October 2017

Tickets for Jenny Eclair at Oxford Playhouse are £19.50 and are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or book online at