It's a girls' night out at London's Theatre Royal as Victoria Wood is joined on stage by some very funny ladies in aid of The British Heart Foundation.
While raising awareness about heart disease in women (see, the show's title makes sense now), the Queen of Comedy and her cohorts will tickle our funny bones with stand-up, sketches and music.
The line-up includes Nighty Night's Julia Davis; Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine from BBC Four's Getting On; Jessica Hynes of Spaced fame; rising star Andi Oshi; and the two Brands, Jo and Katy. Not Russell Brand's new pop star wife - the other one. The one with the Big Ass.Jane Simon, The Mirror, 21st December 2010
One of the acts in Victoria Wood's Angina Monologues, Roisin Conaty won the Foster's Comedy Award for Best Newcomer this year in Edinburgh. She spoke to us about what it's like to work with Victoria...Sky, 21st December 2010
Only something special could nudge Victoria Wood out of stand-up exile, and this gig in aid of the British Heart Foundation is certainly a very good reason indeed. It may be a decade since she's performed as a stand-up, but you'd never guess, and she's as sharp as ever. For the other ladies on the bill, who include Jo Brand, Julia Davis, Katy Brand,
Isy Suttie, and Roisin Conaty, she's still quite an inspiration.
All told it was an evening that achieved a consistently pleasing rhythm - a rarity on mixed bills such as this.Julian Hall, The Independent, 7th December 2010