Recipe for a Perfect Wife OFF The West End | London, England | Today I had my first ever Off The West End experience, and it was campy in the best way, as I could have not imagine. For those of you, not familiar with The West End, this is the London theatre district, to Broadway in New York City. Use of the term began in the early 19th century to describe fashionable areas to the west of Charing Cross. Invited by my local friend George, we came to see this funny 60’s TV show parody by the name of Recipe for a Perfect Wife, at The Charing Cross Theatre.
In 1950s England, every woman who knew her place, wanted to be the perfect wife. The new hit television show “Britain’s Best Housewife” put them to the test. The women all knew the rules. Never talk politics, wear trousers or speak before their husbands. But will they crumble under the pressure of the public eye and competition to be the Perfect Wife ? A musical comedy created by Christina McCulloch and Nadia Papachronopoulou. Come down for a jolly good time and sing along to some of your favorite tunes. I guarantee you will laugh and feel related to some of the dark stories, were every single of the 5 contestants show their most intimate secrets, frustrations and desires. The show is no longer than one hour, every Wednesday and Thursday at 10PM from August to December at The Charing Cross Theatre (formerly The New Players Theatre). Tickets £ 15 per person. Modest scenography and production, but great performances and a new open ending with a new wining housewife every night. Just great fun. CM