Burns Unit

Could have been worse. Could have been a wet Wednesday at Rhyl Rep.

DATE: 10th March

TIME: 7:30pm

PRICE: £15/£13

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Actress/writer Caroline Burns Cooke comes to The Edge with her third show that examines the life of glamorous sitcom legend Yootha Joyce Caroline brings her whole story, from her inauspicious birth on Wandsworth Common, through Yootha’s fantastic theatrical and sitcom career (and all the personal stuff alongside) to her death and alcoholism at the age of 53.
Best known for playing Mildred opposite Brian Murphy in the sitcom Man About the House and its spin-off George and Mildred you do not need to know about Yootha to enjoy this intriguing, ultimately tragic character, with a hint of nostalgia and glamour.
Cooke performs as Yootha, and many other characters through this woman’s life changing from Yootha to her mentor Joan Littlewood, a past husband, and previous characters she played, all with quips, foul language and the odd song. She may show what glamour this woman had, but doesn’t skimp on the toll it took– adored by friends and fans alike, she hiding her acute alcoholism from those closest to her, and dealt with the ignominy of having “been a contender”.


‘Burns Cooke is a superb actress…a play that transcends its subject ’
The Wee Review, ****
‘A warm and interactive performance that tugs at the heart strings’
Edinburgh Evening News, ****
‘A consummate performer and a fitting tribute to an icon’
One4Review, ****
Best Play Morecambe Fringe 2019
Top 5 Theatre shows Edinburgh Evening News 2019


RUNNING TIME: 65 minutes



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