‘Kissing Frogs’ – a perfect post-Valentine’s Day comedy about searching for the perfect man is showing at 7.30pm on Friday 15 February at Cheshire’s Weaver Hall Museum, based in Northwich. The solo comedy featuring Sophie Osborne is suitable for adults. Parking is free, tickets cost £10 and bookings can be made online at Eventbrite www.eventbrite.co.uk or in person at the museum.
Sophie Osborne plays Jess – a single, 30-year old woman, stuck in a dead-end job, who longs to find the perfect man. She wonders in the whirlwind of one-night stands and speed and online dating whether the she will ever find the man of her dreams.
This comedy is set against the backdrop of classic hits form the 1980s and is performed with brilliant timing, power and insight by Sophie Osborne, who is also the writer.
Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member Communities and Wellbeing said: “The comedy is directed by John Garfield-Roberts and performed in the historic and evocative ‘boardroom’, which once held the meetings of the Workhouse Board of Guardians at the Weaver Hall Museum. It’s always exciting when our museums can host different art forms, Weaver Hall will provide an intriguing backdrop for this comedy that is touring the country.”
Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse is full of displays and tales of the history and industry of West Cheshire. The stories are told through films, reconstructions, models and vivid displays of intriguing artefacts, which relate to local industry, market towns, transport, archaeology, and the building’s former history. A special exhibition in the former workhouse schoolroom explores life for the paupers and elsewhere there are displays about the people who lived in the workhouse, including a recreation of the Master’s sitting room.