Topical comedy about society’s obsessions

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PULLING Faces, an acerbic, topical comedy about society’s obsession with youth, beauty and transformation, is coming to the Under Ground Theatre on February 5 (8pm).

Louise Jameson plays 12 different characters, as we are guided through a week in the life of former TV diva, Joanne Taylor.

Joanne is on the verge of her 55th birthday, seriously single, “hot-flushing” and about to make some drastic changes in her life.

She is being offered the chance to revive her career but her arch rival – the apparently ageless Loretta Monteray – is hot on her heels.

Should she go under the knife to enhance her looks, or...to hell with it, on a date with her toy boy?

Louise Jameson, who is the Under Ground Theatre’s drama patron, is probably best known as Rosa di Marco in TV favourite EastEnders.

She has starred in nine other series for the BBC including River City, Tom Brown’s School Days, Doctor Who, The Omega Factor, Bergerac, Rides, and her personal favourite, Tenko, not to mention guest appearances in Casualty, Doctors, Wycliffe and The Bill.

Tickets cost £9, call 737677 or buy them from the Tourist Information Centre.