LipService Theatre Company
“The Laurel and Hardy of literary deconstruction” - The Guardian
Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding met as Drama students at Bristol University in a very serious Ibsen production which had the audience on the floor laughing. A tragedy for Ibsen but the launch of a very long comedy partnership. Maggie and Sue formed LipService in 1985 and have produced 20 original comedies for the stage, had series on Radios 2 and 4, plus TV appearances. They tour nationally in the UK but have also toured to Pakistan, USA, Eastern Europe and Germany. They have won many awards.
- 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
“in terms of comic inventiveness they are an unstoppable force" - Time Out
Horror for Wimps
Past shows include...
The Picture of Doreen Gray,
“British comedy gold at its best” - The Public Review
“the sight of two moose weeping while watching Bambi will stay with me for a long time” - East Anglian Daily Times
Desperate to be Doris,
“It's fair to say you haven't lived until you've witnessed Secret Love belted out by a game bunch of volunteers dressed as daffodils” - The Guardian
“It’s a joy…very, very funny” - The Guardian
Very Little Women
“Pant wettingly funny” - The Guardian
Also Jane Bond, Horror for Wimps, Very Little Women, Move Over Moriarty, Women on the Verger, King Arthur & the Knights of the Occasional Table, B-Road Movie!, Margaret III Parts Two and Three, Knit One Murder One.
Many of our shows have been co-productions. Past collaborators include Oldham Coliseum, The Lowry, The Brindley, York Theatre Royal, The New Vic, Greenwich Theatre, Watford Palace, Barclays Stage Partners.