Christmas chortles await
Dawn French had plenty of admirers - among them comic writer Ben Elton.
Elton wrote Silly Cow for French as Doris Wallis, a poison pen critic and columnist renowned for her eviscerating putdowns and body shaming of performers and celebs.
Doris Wallis is about to make her self-serving super-bitch media hag debut at The Globe this week.
‘‘Doris loves to make the lives of actors hell and ruin the lives of performers,’’ co-director Damian Thorne said.
What Doris doesn’t know is that she has trashed one too many careers, and the payback pot is quietly being brought to the boil.
‘‘It’s the ultimate revenge fantasy,’’ Thorne said.
So, who gets to play ‘Ms Vicious’? None other than community choir singing , ukulele plucking, African drum thumping, vocal coach and musical facilitator, Jennifer Moss.
Those who know Moss would be quite surprised by her transition to ‘‘the dark side’’.
‘‘Jennifer is playing completely out of type. Doris is an Alexis Colby on steroids.’’
Filled with delightfully caustic Elton one-liners, this media satire has been updated with modern references, while a novel set design will see it played in the round at the Globe.
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Jennifer Moss as the deviously unprincipalled Doris Wallis in Ben Elton’s satire ‘‘Silly Cow’’.