Ladies’ business plan that really cleans up

Dirty Dusting
Dirty Dusting

One of the most popular plays from a North-East writing duo is sure to brighten up the Alnwick audience when it is performed later this month.

Dirty Dusting, by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, is being performed at the Playhouse on Saturday, October 25, at 7.30pm.

On tour almost constantly since its South Shields debut in 2003, this performance stars Crissy Rock, Leah Bell and Dolores Porretta.

When three cleaners, Olive, Gladys and Elsie, are threatened with redundancy they feel that their lives are coming to an end.

That’s until a chance wrong number gives them a new business start-up idea – why not run a telephone sex line?

They’ve got motive, opportunity and a lifetime of experience – some more than others, mind you.

Provided Elsie can teach the other two a few new tricks, there’s no reason why they can’t get rich quick, providing they can keep their operation a secret from their bosses...and their husbands...and their children...and their grandchildren.

Dirty Dusting is described as a searing indictment of ageism in the 21st century heavily disguised as a hysterical, laugh-out-loud, heartwarming comedy.

After premiering more than 10 years ago, two runs at Newcastle Theatre Royal were followed by tours of Scotland, England and Ireland, including a month-long run at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.

It recently toured New Zealand and Australia as well.

Tickets, costing £20.50, £21.50 premier or £19.50 conc, are available from the Playhouse box office on 01665 602234 or at