Joyce - the Queen of comic monologue

Joyce Grenfell
Joyce Grenfell

A funny and affectionate show celebrating the life of Joyce Grenfell, much-loved English ‘queen of the comic monologue’ will be coming to the Under Ground in Eastbourne from Thursday, August 22 to Saturday, August 24.

Joyce, known for her wit and observant intelligence, was an acclaimed performer on stage, radio and television.

She entertained the troops during World War ll with her singing and comical talents and went on to write satirical programmes for the BBC.

She is probably best known for her one-woman shows and her appearances in the 1950s St.Trinian’s films.

In many of her much-loved roles Joyce was often described as a ‘cross between an outraged spinster and the head of a girls’ school hockey team’ and Sandra Cheesman, who will be playing Joyce, is able to recapture Joyce’s trail–blazing style.

With four performances, including a Saturday matinee for those who prefer afternoons, you’ve every option to enjoy a bubble of nostalgia, fun and laughter with this one woman show accompanied by pianist, Graham Dibbens.

Just Joyce includes many of her best loved songs and sketches including ‘The Nursery School (George, don’t do that)’, ‘Stately as a Galleon’, ‘Shirley’s Girlfriend’, ‘Lumpy Latimer’, ‘I Like Life’ and so many more.

Tickets: £11 (members/concessions £9): buy in advance whenever the theatre is open, or on the door. Also available (plus booking fee) online at, via the box office on 0845 680 1926, or from the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.