Spoof erotic fiction writer brings adult-only hit show to Preston

Posted on - 3rd May, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Jenny May Morgan plays Pamela DeMenthe Pic: Steve Ullathorne
Jenny May Morgan plays Pamela DeMenthe Pic: Steve Ullathorne

Spoof erotic fiction writer Pamela DeMenthe is coming to Preston for an evening of satire, storytelling and sexual imagery.


Jenny May Morgan plays Pamela, whose book signing descends into an emotional crisis in front of a stunned crowd – which in Preston will be the audience at Ham & Jam Coffee Shop.

In the comedy, the character’s latest book, Sticky Digits, is billed as the novel to kick the Fifty Shades of Grey series into obscurity, but the promotional event doesn’t go to plan.

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Morgan said, “Through the medium of PowerPoint, Pamela invites her fans to learn the secrets of her success and enjoy a sneak preview of her seminal novel.

“However, during the reading things take a darker turn and it becomes clear that this book reveals much more about her own desires than she anticipated.

“The show, which begins as a vehicle for Pamela’s self-promotion, quickly descends into a cry for help. With the mounting financial pressure of self-publishing and Pamela’s underlying marital troubles, cracks begin to reveal themselves through her writing.”

After gaining numerous four and five-star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe last summer, the show is now on a nationwide tour. One reviewer has described it as “Fifty Shades of Grey meets Alan Partridge”.

The event is part of Ham & Jam’s continued commitment to bringing the best in spoken word, comedy and contemporary performance to Preston.

The show – Pamela DeMenthe presents: Sticky Digits at Ham & Jam Coffee Shop – takes place on Saturday 5 May 2018. Doors open at 7pm and the performance will start at 8pm. Tickets are available here. The show is for adults only.

You can follow Pamela DeMenthe on social media @pameladementhe or visit her website at

Will you be going to the show? Let us know in the comments below.

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