Patrick Wilde and Greenwich Theatre are together producing Fringe First winning writer Philip Meeks’ stage play KEEPING UP WITH THE JOANS, a bittersweet comedy about failing memory, friendship and mimicking martyrs. Patrick is also directing the play, which will be performed at Greenwich Theatre from Tues 26th - Sat 30th August, fresh from a three-week run at The Pleasance Courtyard, where it was performed as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Stage and screen stars Susan Penhaligon (BOUQUET OF BARBED WIRE) and Katy Manning (DOCTOR WHO) play eccentric rival amateur theatricals manipulated by sinister care worker Gary into facing the traumatic past that ruined their once precious friendship. As they recall days gone by and hysterically settle their differences they soon start unearthing the startling secret - just who did play the greatest Saint Joan of all?
**** "If you loved MURDER, MARPLE AND ME two Fringes ago, you’ll be delighted that playwright Philip Meeks – and his affinity for old dears with dark secrets – is back with a new play full of heart and hearty laughs" - Lee Randall, Edinburgh Evening News
"The characters are so real that you connect with them completely [...] An absolutely stunning play" - Vicki Newman, The Shields Gazette