A CLASSIC comedy has burst out of the television and onto the stage – and as the new Dinnerladies show makes it’s way to Lincoln, The Standard caught up with one of its stars.
Sue Devaney is a very recognisable lady. She has starred in such iconic programmes as Coronation Street and Shameless. But perhaps her most memorable performance is that of Jane in Victoria Wood’s now classic BBC comedy Dinnerladies.
But now, alongside fellow original cast member Andrew Dunn, she is binging the show into Theatres as Dinnerladies Live heads out on tour.
But how will the comedy and chemistry translate from the small screen to the big stage?
“It’s going down very well so far,” says Sue.
“I think it’s very similar to the TV series. We’ve got bits from the first and second series. The first show was all about whether or not Brenda and Tony will ever get it together, and this one is about the factory closing.”
She continues: “It’s a very good show with lots of fun and laughs, and then there’s Victoria Wood’s writing, which of course is fabulous.”
Sue says that fans of the television show should expect more of the same and be in for a treat.
“It’s very much based on what we did on the TV show. Out of the original cast there’s myself and Andrew Dunn, who’s brilliant, and I’d say that anyone who loved the show can’t really go wrong with this.”
“People don’t realise that it was 11 years ago when it first went out on TV, but people keep coming back to it because they love it. It’s become a classic.”
Sue adds: “It’s a great night out and we’ve got a great cast. It’s all just delivered really well and it’s a top show.”
Dinnerladies – Second Helpings will be at Lincoln’s Theatre Royal from Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd February. Tickets are between £14.50 and £18.50 and available by calling 01522 519999 or visiting www.lincolntheatreroyal.com
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, just answer this simple question: Q) Who wrote the original TV series Dinnerladies? Was it a) Victoria Beckham, b) Victoria Wood or c) Vicky Pollard?
Send your answer along with your name and daytime telephone number to: Dinnerladies Competition, 5-7 Market Place, Gainsborough, DN21 2BP or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUT HURRY, entries should arrive no later than Sunday 20th February.
Normal Standard competition rules apply.