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In Madrid, the intertwining lives of a group of women with relationship issues lead to a tumultuous 48 hours of love, confusion and passion.

Closed 2 Jan 2011

Based on Pedro Almodóvar's internationally acclaimed 1988 film, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is set in late 20th-century Madrid and tells the story of the intertwining lives of a group of women whose relationships with men lead to a tumultuous 48 hours of love, confusion and passion.

Both touching and hilarious, it's a story about women and the men who pursue them... finding them, losing them, needing them, and rejecting them. At the center is Pepa (Sherie Rene Scott) whose friends and lovers are blazing a trail through 1980s Madrid. And why do they all keep showing up at her high-rise apartment? Gazpacho anyone?

Along with Pepa, there's her missing (possibly philandering) lover, Ivan (Brian Stokes Mitchell); his ex-wife of questionable sanity, Lucia (Patti LuPone); their son Carlos (Justin Guarini); Pepa's friend, Candela (Laura Benanti), and her terrorist boyfriend; a power-suited lawyer (de'Adre Aziza) plus a taxi driver (Danny Burstein) who dispenses tissues, mints and advice in equal proportion. Mayhem and comic madness abound, balanced by the empathy and heart that are trademarks of Almodóvar's work. And of Bartlett Sher's too.

Previews from 2nd October 2010
Opening night 4th November 2010
Closes 2nd January 2011

Audience: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is suitable for audiences aged 16 and upwards

Run time: tba


  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening - 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -

Cast note:
Patti LuPone will not be performing Friday - December 3 @ 8pm, Saturday - December 11 @ 2pm & 8pm, Tuesday - January 4 @ 7pm, Wednesday - January 5 @ 2pm

Brian Stokes Mitchell will not be performing Friday - December 10 @ 8pm, Saturday - December 11 @ 2pm & 8pm, Thursday - December 16 @ 8pm, Friday - December 17 @ 8pm, Saturday - December 18 @ 2pm & 8pm, Sunday - December 19 @ 3pm

Additional Information


Opening night: 2 October 2010

Closing night: 2 January 2011

What You Say

10 reviews, average rating: (2.5 Stars)

Jim: “Grand Fun!”

It's a whole new take on what a musical can be, and the cast's energy is ph... more

Steve: “Brilliant Stage Adaption With 5 Star Laura Benanti”

Being familiar with the Pedro Almodovar movie probably helps but is not nec... more

Maxine Ross: “Fun Evening”

I saw Women on the Verge's "opening night" preview and thoroughly enjoyed... more

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