Janis Barlow, a middle-aged hairdresser with a lifetime of disappointments and bad relationships, has found escape through her love of former olympic swimmer Sharron Davies. In a loveless marriage Janis has finally decided she needs a change. She’s going to get herself fit and in a surprising way.
This touching one woman show, written and performed by Lesley Emery, carries shades of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads, with its eccentric central character and quirky northern charm.
You’ll laugh and cry with Janis as you watch her exploring her new passion. ‘the audience feel as though they are just listening to a conversation from this bubbly, funny, but sad dreamer - a very likeable character with whom you want to spend your time
Robbie Carnegie, Buxton Fringe Review
Janis makes you laugh and breaks your heart
Story City audience