Maxine (RTE, BBC R4, Embarrassing Mother, Invisible Woman) plans to move back to the UK after raising sons in Ireland. What's changed? What has she learnt over her lifetime? What does anybody ever learn? Does everything always come full circle? Can she still cartwheel? Progress is a myth. Everything comes round again, from karma and fashions to the mistakes we make. But (despite the worries circling in her head, e.g. nearly 60 and no pension) going round in circles can be fun. 'Witty, warm and polished' (Brighton Review). 'Outstandingly funny' (Entertainment.ie). 'Top 10 feminist fatales' (Chortle.co.uk).
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A few months off 60, Maxine has seen many patterns repeat and fashions return. Our whole life is a circle. People now apologise when they swear in front of her, just like they did when she was a kid.
To slow down the ticking clock, she has taken to running in circles at a local parkrun. Soon she'll be in the Women's Veteran's 60-65 age group. She'll slaughter them... If there are any.
Now she aims not to be good, but to be good for her age. Except in comedy, where she wants to be 'better than those young fuckers.'
After 25 years in Ireland, Maxine now wants to return to her native England. One thing is putting her off, while another is drawing her back. As her show comes full circle, will she?
Maxine has featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour and [i]RTE Arena[i].
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