5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche

Old Joint Stock Theatre


“Linked as one, hand in hand,

We are stronger than any man

We are once, twice, three times the lady,

When we’re standing arm in arm”


It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast.

Will they be able to keep their cool when the Communists threaten their idyllic town?

This is just a concise synopsis of one totally hilarious evening spent in the ‘community hall’ with, ‘the Sisters’ and, it would be rather unfair to reveal the unbelievably whacky storyline as there are numerous twists and situations that unfold during the play that had the capacity audience at The Old Joint Stock reeling with uproariously, uncontrolled laughter. So original and . . . highly recommended.

As a contributor to The Birmingham Comedy Festival, this show runs until October 15th, and you probably won’t find any other show that hands out deliciously, fresh baked mini quiches to the audience before the performance!

Interaction with the audience before and during the play was fun, and certainly got everyone in the mood. This was in no way embarrassing and everyone joined in willingly.

And don’t let the title or content put you off. This cleverly written piece provides a laugh a minute. With its cast of five talented females, whose enthusiasm, energy and quirky American style drove the action along at a rolling pace.

With masses of innuendo, double entendres and an unlikely, amazingly conceived plot, this production will certainly lift one’s spirits. Inventive direction was key to the flow and delivery, with some unique ideas ensuring a large helping of the feel-good factor.

Hugely entertaining, lively, comical, risqué, lovely 50’s costumes. A great show, appropriately opened on ‘National Coming Out Day’ and runs at The Old Joint Stock until 15th October.

Guaranteed no soggy bottoms with this quiche! To 15-10-17.

Elizabeth M. Smith and Rosemary Manjunath




Melissa Westhead as Lulu Stanwyck

Lisa MacGregor as Wren Robin

Dru Stephenson as Veronica ‘Vern’ Schultz

Emma Waterford as Dale Priest

Perdita Lawton as Ginny Cadbury

Writers:  Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood

Director: Karl Steele

Producers: Adam Lacey and Karl Steele  

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