It was, it has to be said, one of the most unprepossessingly titled shows in Edinburgh Festival memory. Now When Women Wee is being turned into a film by Damian Jones, the powerhouse producer of The Iron Lady.
Shooting has just wrapped on the all-female comedy, starring Sheridan Smith, Jaime Winstone and Kate Nash, which lifts the lid (ahem) on the goings-on in a nightclub ladies toilet. MJ Delaney, who had a YouTube hit with her Alicia Keys spoof, “Newport State of Mind”, directs.
The show, co-written by Rachel Hirons, and devised at the Oval House Theatre around “uninhibited” interviews with 25 women about their loo break chatter on a night out, played at the Fringe in 2011 to a series of surprise rave reviews. The film will stay true to the ribald, no-holds-barred spirit of the original in all but name. On the big screen, it will go by the rather more fragrant title of Powder Room.
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