Outrageously funny five-star hit one-woman show comes to Preston

Posted on - 12th June, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Comedy, Music, Preston News, University campus, What's On in Preston
Annabel York as Miss Doncaster 2007
Annabel York plays Miss Doncaster 2007

Hit one-woman-show The Indecent Musings of Miss Doncaster 2007 is coming to Preston.


The performance marks the return of contemporary theatre to the city after an enforced break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Written and performed by Annabel York, The Indecent Musings of Miss Doncaster 2007 is described as a ‘cuttingly funny’ show. It’s built around the character Miss Donny 2007, said to be the most relatable beauty queen the other side of the Pennines.

The five-star rated show, which features a banging music soundtrack, stand-up comedy and dance, has won a string of brilliant reviews that hail York’s performance as ‘punchy’, funny’, ‘insightful’ and ‘heartbreaking’.

It has already played to sold-out audiences at London’s Camden People’s Theatre and Vault Festival. A recent run over four nights at the prestigious Brighton Fringe was such a hit that the show has already been invited back for extra performances in July.

Produced by theatre company Think and Hit and directed by Rebecca Loudon, the show is being brought to Preston by local events promoter Garry Cook. His regular spoken word, theatre and performance shows have seen some of the world’s best performers come to the city, including Hollie McNish, Mike Garry, Kate Fox and Damien Warren-Smith, who is now a major star in Las Vegas’ contemporary performance scene after appearing at Vinyl Tap.

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Over the last 12 months, Cook’s Enjoy The Show events company has put on only one show – cult-hit A Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide, which came to The Ferret last October for a rescheduled sell-out socially-distanced gig.

Cook said: “After over a year off I’m delighted to be bringing back theatre to Preston with a bang.

“The Indecent Musings of Miss Doncaster 2007 is exactly the kind of risk-taking, brilliant fringe theatre that gives audiences an absolutely unforgettable experience. This ballsy show is full of humour, heart and Northern grit.

“This show puts a marker down for the kind of high-quality performance I’ll be bringing to Preston in the next 12 months. It’s exactly the kind of show which sells out at Edinburgh Fringe and is the perfect example of the kind of show I’ve been bringing to this city for the past few years, which the audiences in Preston have absolutely loved.

“This is one of those shows where you might not know what to expect – you might not even have seen any kind of performance like it previously – but you turn up and experience something you will never forget. It’ll make you want to see more live shows like this.”

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Cook says while the show is something of a scoop for Preston, the city is becoming known as a destination for contemporary performers.

“These shows sell out at Edinburgh Fringe, fringe festivals in Australia and in big theatres in London. It’s a huge coup for Preston to be able to welcome performers like Annabel York.

“This city now has a cult status as a destination for contemporary theatre. Performers get a unique experience when they come to Lancashire and they love that. There’s huge potential to tap into that and put the city of Preston on the map as a cult destination for performance.”

The Indecent Musings of Miss Doncaster 2007 is at The Ferret on Thursday 29 July. Doors are at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £10 and are available from WeGotTickets.

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