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Leading lady and one-time telly star Eleanor Woodwarde's life is collapsing around her exquisitely turned ankles. Her career has hit the skids, her husband is chasing a chicken-eating spider up the Amazon, and her son has forgotten she exists. As an alternative to suicide, she takes the lead in an overblown West End "salsa" musical. However, she soon discovers the producer's volatile incompetence is matched only by the length of his cigar, a rival actress is after the number one dressing room, and the director can't keep his hands to himself. Eleanor fears for her sanity, but as top turn, she knows that, at fifty quid a skull, the show must go on...
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`A comic tour de force. McAuliffe has created a chick-lit heroine to rival Bridget Jones' -- The Stage
`Hilarious and ribald' -- Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail
`It's like Evelyn Waugh meets P G Wodehouse, set in the theatre world and
written by a bird' -- Paul Blezard, Oneword Radio
`Terribly funny and really well written; I am incredibly jealous that she
is so talented' Sandi Toksvig -- Sandi Toksvig
`The most important and the most entertaining work of fiction about theatre
and the people who work in it that I have come across. A must read for
anyone who works in or cares about the industry, and for `civilians', a
jaw-droppingly accurate insight into the world behind the footlights' -- Julius Green, The Stage
"If you want to know showbiz, read this and weep with laughter" -- Joanna Lumley
`A comic tour de force. McAuliffe has created a chick-lit heroine
to rival Bridget Jones' -- The Stage
`Extremely amusing and not overly concerned with feminine hygiene' -- Independent
`It's like Evelyn Waugh meets P G Wodehouse, set in the theatre
world and written by a bird'
-- Paul Blezard, Oneworld Radio
Nichola McAuliffe is one of Britain's most versatile actors, having worked regularly with the Royal Shakespeare Company and at the National Theatre, as well as on television. She won rave reviews as the wicked Baroness in the stage musical adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium. She is also the acclaimed author of The Crime Tsar (Bloomsbury) a re-imagining of MacBeth, and a children's book, Attila, Loolagax and the Eagle (also Bloomsbury).
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