Menopause The Musical 2

Grand Theatre Main Auditorium,

4:00pm | 7:00pm

5 Apr, 4:00pm
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5 Apr, 7:00pm
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Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Nicole Barber-Lane (Hollyoaks), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), and Nicki French (Eurovision), it’s our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause. In the hysterical sequel to our smash-hit Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set off on the high seas.


Hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain – these are a few of our favourite menopausal things! Cruising Through Menopause is a hilarious, heartfelt, reassuring and unflinching look at the joys of menopause and friendship.  When your life is a bumpy ride full of twists and turns, it’s hard to find true friends.  But step on board and we’ll take you on a trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of toe-tapping parodied hits!


For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.


So, all aboard and we’ll have you laughing, singing and maybe even dancing on-stage, as you join us for Menopause The Musical ® 2 – Cruising Through Menopause.


The show is sponsored by iMEDicare as


Age advisory 16+



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Show information

Act One 50 mins
Interval 20 mins
Act Two 50 mins

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Cast and Creatives

Cheryl Fergison

Cheryl is best known for her role as EastEnders’ Heather Trott who met a grisly end in 2012. A trained actress, she has made many stage appearances including a West End role in Man of the Moment at the Gielgud Theatre. Other theatre credits include Dance of Death, Measure for Measure, The Blue Angel and Robert Lindsay’s production of Cyrano De Bergerac. Cheryl has played many feature roles in TV Productions including Benidorm, Little Britain, The IT Crowd, ‘Allo ‘Allo.

Nicole Barber-Lane

Nicole’s stage credits include Liz in Secrets (Epstein Theatre) and Sally Bowles in Cabaret (The Courtyard Theatre). Television and Film Credits include: Sally in Becoming; Elaine in My Bad (Rocketship Productions); Series Regular Myra McQueen in Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures); Simone Hoyle in Being Sold (Beautiful Productions); Sarah Dean in Bodies (BBC); Nurses Griffiths in Emmerdale (ITV); Mrs. Harper in The Cops (BBC).

Rebecca Wheatley

Rebecca is best known as the receptionist Amy Howard on Casualty. She embraced the role of Barbara in the one-woman West End show Big Pants and Botox. In complete contrast she then took up her axe as the iconic character Annie Wilkes in Stephen King’s Misery. Her acting career has seen her perform in many West End Musicals including Fame and Bad Girls The Musical. She even survived pantomime with Paul O’Grady’s Lily Savage at the Victoria Palace. Rebecca can be seen regularly as a presenter on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff and ITV’s Loose Women.

Nicki French

Nicki is probably best-known for her dance track Total Eclipse of the Heart, topping charts around the world in 1995. In 2000 she was the UK’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden with Don’t Play that Song Again. She still works regularly either solo, or with her live band, around the world, and since 2015, has released two successful albums worldwide. In the past 10 years she has also been in demand for her acting, as well as her singing skills, and has managed to combine the two with some wonderful theatre roles including: the UK tour of Annie; Menopause the Musical (UK & Ireland tours); Ethel Merman in Gee, But It’s Good to be Here – An Audience With Ethel Merman (Trent House, Newcastle).