Helen Lederer Returns To St James Studio, Nov 2013
UK comedy TV favourite Helen Lederer is set to return to the St James Theatre with a hilariously observed take on the meaning of life for two shows this November:
Thurs Nov 7th and Thurs Nov 28th
Helen Lederer is instantly recognisable as one of Britain's best known comedy character actresses and known for her unique wide-eyed brand of wit and observational humour. Due to popular demand she has been invited back to St James Theatre to ask Why The Fuss?
With the assistance of new best friends Mark Lawson and Michael Crick Helen drilled down the merits of existentialism over creationism, shop lifting over retail therapy and dissected their various belief systems using personality testing and a huge helping of gossip. Lederer is now determined to tease out the meaning of life again with the help of Mark Lawson and another eminent STAR guest and the undoubted intelligence of the audience. She asks: What is happiness? Is there a point? What's better, laughter or sex, and does anyone use side plates any more?
Lederer does not 'do' age - she's just as happy drinking with her 'acid jazz' band mates (pals with Pete Doherty and Emile Sande) as she is diving off a 3-metre board in a swim suit in front of the nation in ITV's 'Splash'. Although, if pushed, she admits she'd rather drink a small sauvignon and write comedy in the time she has left - either way Helen refuses to grow old since she does not believe in boundaries or the use of discretion when it comes to social intercourse. Audience members of the WTF show felt they were at a marvellous dinner party ... but without the food.
Combining witty, observational stand-up comedy with her skills as an affable chat-show host and political inquiry, Helen's timely show is the perfect reminder of just how brilliant a performer she is and how, as a woman 'whose been round the block several times' - she has a lot to say at a time when it needs saying. At last! Here is female intelligence wit and humour for an audience who wants it and not a grey hair in sight...