Dirty Dusting tells the story of three cleaning ladies who come up with an idea to make some extra cash: why not start an adult chat line? The show will be at Parr Hall in Warrington on Friday 10th June, starring Crissy Rock, Leah Bell and Dolores Porretta. We caught up with Crissy Rock of Benidorm and I'm a Celebrity fame to talk about the project and the response it's had from audiences so far.
What can audiences expect from Dirty Dusting?
Great fun and belly laughs.
What attracted you to the project in the first place?
The script was so funny, I felt like I must do it.
You have worked on TV and in theatre, so how do the two experiences compare for you and do you have a preference between the two?
I like doing live theatre as the response is real and instant but when it's on TV, the feedback obviously comes later.
With a predominantly female cast- will this show appeal to men as well? Should women bring their fellas along?
There are a lot of men in the audiences and they all seem to enjoy it just as much as the women do, it really is a treat for all.
You star alongside Leah Bell, Dolores Porretta and Andy Green so how have you found working with them all?
I know it is a cliché but they really are like an extended family, our combined love of tea shops and charity shops makes that bond even stronger.
What has the atmosphere been like backstage during rehearsals?
We have a good bond to start with so rehearsals don't feel like work, more like a group of friends having a whole lot of fun!!
The show has been described as a 'laugh out loud comedy' so how important is comedy and laughter in your own life?
It is very easy to get lost in the seriousness of life in general, so I feel that to make sure we have a sense of humour is imperative. Only the other day, a lady commented on our Facebook page to say that watching the show had made her laugh again for the first time since experiencing a real sadness in life so, if that does not answer that question, I really don't know what would.
Do you have any techniques from stopping yourself from laughing along with the audience?
I am quite bad for 'corpsing', for example, I got my finger caught in the chair on stage the other night and the fact that the audience were not aware, made me laugh even more. I found it really hard to contain this, so I suppose the answer to this question is that if I do have any techniques, they are not very good.
What is next for you?
I am so excited to be able to tell you that I have just finished writing a play with Leah Bell called Seriously Dead and this is due to start its debut tour in October this year. It is also a comedy and Leah and myself are appearing in it. Seriously Dead also stars the wonderful Frazer Hines of Doctor Who and Emmerdale fame, together with the utterly hilarious Billy Pearce. Can't wait, check out the Facebook page.
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