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Playhouse Theatre

After a short run on Broadway, this whimsical musical about women amid various love crises arrives in the West End starring Tamsin Greig.

Olivier Award-winning actress, Tamsin Grieg stars in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, a show that debuted on Broadway in 2010.

Adapted from the 1988 Spanish film of the same name starring Antonio Banderas, Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a high octane musical comedy about the complicated love lives of women.

Set in 1980s Madrid, the show focuses Pepa, a voice actor who had been dating her colleague, Ivan. Unfortunately Ivan has dropped off the radar, leading Pepa to assume she has been jilted; a realisation she doesn’t handle all too well. Pepa isn’t the only female spiralling out of control in the story, her friend Candela, Ivan’s ex-wife Lucia and his current squeeze Paulina are also on the brink of a breakdown. To make matters worse, Candela is dating a suspected terrorist!

Things go from bad to worse when Pepa discovers that she is pregnant and learns the real reason Ivan left her. On top of that, Candela seems to think jumping out of the window might be the answer to her own problems. Will these women on the verge of a nervous breakdown survive? Watch as they valiantly attempt to, to hilarious effect.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was created by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane. Lane created the book and Yazbeck wrote the music and lyrics, with stand-out show numbers including ‘Tangled’, ‘Model Behaviour’, ‘On The Verge’ and the incredible ‘Invisible’. Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown runs at the Playhouse Theatre in London from January to May 2015.

Sorry this show closed 23 May 2015, we recommend these similar productions.

Les Miserables
The Lion King
Performance dates:
11 May 2015 - 23 May 2015
Running time:
2 hours and 40 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
suitable for ages 12 +
Audience Notes:
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was written by the same duo as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is similar in style. Fans of this are highly likely to enjoy Women on the Verge.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Reviews

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User Reviews

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I like it. Very funny, I love Almodovara - very good acting and the set was beautiful.

Performance date: 13 February 2015
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Brilliant show. Cast amazing.

Performance date: 13 May 2015
Performance date: 30 March 2015
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