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MRS BARBARA NICE
HIYA AND HIGHER
The Post-Menopause has never been so infectious!
Crack open the latest Take A Break and brace yourself for an uplifting
experience with the Stockport born mother of five and lover of a
bargain, Mrs Barbara Nice. Having been compared to everyone from Janis
Joplin to the Shake 'n' Vac woman, the housewife extraordinaire is
returning to The Stand Comedy Club on a mission.
Worried by our world of ever-diminishing friendliness, our heads
always down for fear of catching someone's eye, Barbara is here to
extol the virtues of saying ‘Hiya!'. We need to stand proud, be open
and look the world right in the eye- or we won't feel the benefit!
After all, if no man is an island, why do we try and hide from our
neighbours when we spot them in the Supermarket aisles?
Barbara wants us all just to jump in and say 'Hiya'! It's like having
a swim- you don't always fancy it, but you always feel better after.
With a friendly, inclusive atmosphere, home truths and unique insights
into the human condition, Hiya and Higher aims to do for waving
and comedy what The Lives of Others has done for surveillance
and film. In addition, Barbara will be manning the raffle, as nothing
unites strangers like a book of cloakroom tickets, a box of Milk Tray
and unbridled competitiveness.
You'll find it impossible not to get swept along by the woman Daniel
Kitson dubbed 'the benign dictator'. Barbara is a giddy, joyful
celebration, not satire, of suburbia and the everyday. Like going
round to your best friend's house for tea, make sure you're 'prepared
for the mothering of your life' (Yorkshire Online)
Because she has a true lust for life, Barbara will also be stage
diving. Hiya and higher!
Barbara's alter ego Janice Connolly is familiar to millions as the
god-fearing barmaid Holy Mary in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights and
Max and Paddy . She also appeared as Peter's mam in
Coronation Street and supported Patrick MacGuiness on his sell-out
In keeping with current concerns, Barbara is ergonomically correct.
She doesn't drive and instead traverses the country by National
Express coach. Her husband knows nothing of her burgeoning comedy
career and assumes she's spending this August dog sitting or at Bingo.
'A warm and wonderful act, an enthusiastic, livewire force of nature
it's hard not too love'
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