Preview: Get a Life! Get a Life Coach! At Theatre by the Lake

Philip Cox as Violet Sackville-Rhode (Photo: TBTL)

By Ken Powell

Introducing Violet Sackville-Rhode – a lifestyle guru with a difference! On Wednesday 15 February pay a visit to Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake and discover this ‘one-woman-whirlwind’ for yourself. She may be elderly and a little bit bonkers but she’s guaranteed to give you an ideal pick-me-up with a motivational mantra to die for.

This comedy show Get a Life! Get a Life Coach! is devised and performed by Philip Cox. The West End actor has performed in The Mousetrap, Les Misérables and Joseph, and the idea for the show grew from playing a character in the musical Boorskale by Paul Tomkinson at Westcliff-on-sea and at the Players Theatre in Charing Cross. ­­­ Philip Cox said of his creation: “The character took on a show of her own which was then performed at the Buxton and Brighton festivals as well as several touring venues – and we’ve been on an adventure together ever since”

Philip Cox as Violet Sackville-Rhode (Photo: TBTL)

The show has been described by critics as ‘beautifully crafted’ and ‘heart-warmingly funny’ but come along on Wednesday and find out for yourself just what makes this woman so hilarious and extraordinary.

Get a Life! Get a Life Coach! is on at the Theatre by the Lake, Wednesday 15 February at 7.30pm in the Studio, with tickets at £10. For more information see www.theatrebythelake.com or call the box office on 017687 74411.