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“The Laurel and Hardy of literary deconstruction”

-The Guardian

Maggie Fox & Sue Ryding have been writing and performing together since 1985. They have written eighteen original comedies for the stage, had their own comedy series on BBC Radio 4, many appearances on TV and won several awards.

LipService is now one of the most firmly established touring companies in the UK, touring throughout Britain but also abroad including trips to Pakistan, Eastern Europe, U.S.A. and Germany.


  • Manchester Theatre Award Stage Door Award for Excellence 2013
  • Manchester Evening News Award Withering Looks.
  • Critics Award for Comedy Withering Looks at the Edinburgh Festival
  • Critics Award for Comedy Knit One Murder One at the Edinburgh Festival
  • Nomination for Writers Guild Award for LipService Radio Series BBC R4
  • Nomination for best performers for Women on the Verger Manchester Evening News Awards
  • Nomination for best director for Lawrence Till for The Importance of Being Earnest TMA Awards
  • Nomination for best design for Richard Foxton for The Importance of Being Earnest Manchester Evening News Awards
  • Nomination for Special Entertainment award Manchester Evening News for Desperate to be Doris

Maggie and Sue have written scripts and voiced characters for Cosgrove Hall films, including Fantomcat, Mungie, Rocky and the Dodos, Animal Shelf, Sandy Bottoms and Discworld.

They have appeared separately and together on TV in Coronation Street, Shameless, The Forsyte Saga, Hardware, How Do You Want Me?, Joyce and Betty look back at the week.

They have done radio drama for BBC Radio 4 and made many appearances on Loose Ends, Woman’s Hour, Mid Week.