What JOY to get back to the Dome last night to have a good old laugh with the brilliant Fi Glover and Jane Garvey. And thanks to the millennial media star Pandora Sykes as host for inadvertently proving just how much funnier, wittier, sharper women get with a little life behind them. As Fi and Jane regaled us with tales from their book “Did I Say That Out Loud” and reminded us of the best bits of their hilarious podcast, “Fortunately”, it was what good theatre is all about. Sharing a giggle about the menopause, a campaigning fist pump about equal pay and a tear about the realities of divorce is just so much better in the flesh.
It’s part of Fane Productions’ fabulous series of author talks – Stanley Tucci, Eileen Atkins, Grayson Perry, Nigella Lawson to name just a few are coming up this autumn – and although they’ve done a wonderful live streaming job through the Pandemic, it’s so good to be back.