Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at Playhouse Theatre tickets
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at Playhouse Theatre tickets

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Overview

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: suitable for ages 12 +

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes including an interval
Opened: 20 Dec 2014
Press night: 12 Jan 2015
Booking from: 11 May 2015
Booking until: 23 May 2015

Location and map

Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Ave
London, WC2N 5DE

15 Reviews Add review

Brilliant show. Cast amazing.

sarahward 5 foot, 225 reviews, 1 helpful vote

thenewpsies 5"8, 55 reviews, 0 helpful votes

elphaba 59 reviews, 5 helpful votes

rikkiONshow 178cm, 189 reviews, 3 helpful votes

An enjoyable musical but it felt like each character was battling to be the lead of story - which at times made the story hard to ... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Brilliant show cast amazing. The sets were cool and brilliant the way did the show.

sarahward 5 foot, 225 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Underrated and didn't run long enough in the West End.

Seatfiller 6"1, 149 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Fun show. I loved the movie and they did a good job adapting it!

barbaragbaz 161, 48 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Seatfiller 6"1, 149 reviews, 1 helpful vote