Virginia Ironside celebrates the joys of being a sexagenarian

On Saturday 15 June journalist and agony aunt Virginia Ironside comes to Square Chapel, Halifax with her hit one-woman show ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’.

Virginia Ironside celebrates the joys of being a sexagenarian

Welcome to the Blue Rinse Mountains of Virginia; a hilarious journey through of the joys of being a sexagenarian. According to this doyenne of Fleet Street; unlimited free drugs, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex, or even better no sex, are just a few of the reasons that your sixties are the best and funniest time of your life

Alongside a series of witty observations celebrating life at sixty-plus, Ironside also provides fascinating snippets from her younger life, including interviewing the Beatles, writing a rock music column for ‘The Daily Mail’ and her 10 year stint as agony aunt for ‘Woman’ magazine.

The titles of Virginia’s books, ‘No! I Don’t Need Reading Glasses’, ‘No! I Don’t Want To Join A Bookclub’ and ‘The Virginia Monologues: Twenty Reasons Why Growing Old Is Great’, give a sense of her irreverent approach to ageing and rapier wit on the subject. But this is not just a show for those in the Third Age, younger generations are more than welcome at this evening too… as long as they can handle a little gentle ribbing!

Directed by Nigel Planer, who is probably best known for his role as Neil in the cult BBC comedy ‘The Young Ones’, ‘Growing Old Disgracefully comes to Halifax following a sell out run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival. Tickets are £11 and £9 concessions in advance or £12 and £10 on the day available through Square Chapel’s Box Office on 01422 349422 or online at

Virginia Ironside – Growing Old Disgracefully
Date: Saturday 15 June 7.30pm
Tickets: £11 & £9 concessions in advance, £12 & £10 on the day
Box Office: 01422 349422 /

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