Do you remember when it used to be Jif?

Need a bit of help topping up your titter tank today?

One of your five giggles a day coming right up, courtesy of the Girls Around Town and the one and only Victoria Wood

Here she shares her unique take on the seven signs of ageing – how many of them have you started developing recently?

Do you get Fern Cotton mixed up with Dot Cotton? How about those very thin catalogues in the Sunday newspapers always used to go straight into the recycling bin – have you started ordering things from them? And can you remember when Cif used to be Jif?

Sit back, enjoy – to be honest, by the end you’ll probably have exceeded your five giggles a day in a little over eight minutes flat…

Award-winning black comedy comes to Averham

Brush off the winter blues with an evening of black comedy at the Robin Hood Theatre, Averham’s beautiful 150-seat Victorian gem!

Following the sell-out success of A Christmas Carol in December, God of Carnage tells the tale of two couples who meet to talk about a playground incident in which Alan and Annette’s son has hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face, breaking two of his teeth.

As the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, what begins as a civil discussion soon sees the couples sparring against other. But before long the men gang up on the women and the spouses switch sides as the fighting continues.

Yasmina Reza‘s ‘very funny tragedy’ was written originally in French and later translated into English for Broadway and West End productions. In 2008, its UK premiere with Ralph Fiennes, Tasmin Greig, Janet McTeer and Ken Stott received the Tony Award for best play of the year; four years later, when Kate Winslett and Jodie Foster starred in the Roman Polanski film, it earned the description of a ‘joyously unpleasant film’.

God of Carnage runs from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 January. The theatre bar and lounge open at 6.45pm, with performances starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 and available online or from the theatre Box Office  on 07733 179986.

Real stories, real women and a great night out

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A brand new comedy about dating, men and finding Mr Right comes to Newark Palace Theatre this summer.

Sex in Suburbia will make you laugh and cry in equal measure – and with plenty of sensational songs such as I’m Every Woman, I Want To Break Free and Somebody Else’s Guy, you’ll probably find yourself dancing in the aisles too…

Claire Sweeney stars as Penny Crowe, the host of a late-night radio phone-in. As Britain’s leading Agony Aunt, she takes calls about every date from hell and the occasional one from heaven. She’s more than happy to dish out relationship advice, but is she as happy to take it…?

Co-written by Claire and based on real stories from real women – just like Girls Around Town, of course – this is the story of all our lives!

Tickets for the show, at 7.30pm on Sunday 24 May, are £22.50 (concessions £21.50, Friends of the Palace £21) and are available from the theatre on Appletongate in Newark or online here

Contains some strong language and adult themes – age advisory 16+