13th Sep 2019 - 6th Oct 2019
Main House - Pleasance London
7:30pm, 6:30pm, 2:30pm
Please note concession prices are available on matinee performances only
Written and produced by Tony Hawks
Starring Debra Stephenson, Duncan Wisbey, Tony Hawks, Georgina Field and James Thackeray
Midlife Cowboy is a warm, funny and entertaining new musical written by comedian and writer Tony Hawks and featuring a cast of talented actors and musicians. It is tale of heartache, love, friendship, communication and country music and follows the fortunes of the members of the Swindon Country and Western Club as they seek to end many years of hurt by finally winning first prize at the prestigious local Railway Museum Gala Evening !
The stakes are high but this is not just about country music. A marriage is in crisis, friendships are at risk, there is more than a sniff of infidelity in the air, and lives are changed when two new members to the club arrive and turn everything upside down.
Midlife Cowboy is packed full of warm, funny, moving and very entertaining songs (Sir Tim Rice)
charming, funny and touching (Helen Fielding)
A joyous show with a lot of laughter and silliness (Andy Hamilton)
Huge fun to perform in, with some cracking original country songs that I hum to this very day (Ben Miller)
A beautiful, funny and moving musical about the bumpy ride through middle aged love and and how to get back in the saddle no matter how saddle sore you might be! (Caroline Quentin)
Debra Stephenson stars as Jane, a country music loving puppet-maker who is trying to save her failing marriage and revive their home based Cowboy Club. Debra is one of Britain’s most talented actors and impressionists and her credits include Coronation Street, Bad Girls, Dead Ringers, The Impressions Show and most recently The Imitation Game. Tony Hawks plays her midlife crisis suffering husband Stuart. A regular on many of BBC Radio 4's best loved comedy programmes including Just a Minute, I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue and The Unbelievable Truth. Tony is also one of the UK's most successful authors having written many best selling books including Round Ireland with a Fridge. Their friends include Duncan Wisbey (Graham) an actor, musician and impressionist best known for Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression, Dead Ringers, Four in a Bed, The Hive and Ultimate Brain, Georgina Field (Penny) whose multiple skills have led her to perform in numerous musicals around the UK including Godspell, Salad Days, The Phantom of the Opera and Guys & Dolls and James Thackeray (Dan), an outstanding young actor who has been seen in Doctor Who and is soon to appear in Trainspotting: Live at the Edinburgh Fringe