A FORTYSOMETHING tackles her marriage break-up head-on in the latest play at Skipton Little Theatre.

My Brilliant Divorce will be presented by the Library Theatre Touring Group as an extra production to the Skipton Players’ normal season.

Geraldine Aron’s play is described as an insightful and hilarious exploration of what life can be like for a woman in her 40s who becomes suddenly single.

Performed on Saturday, March 9, it described as wittily observant, achingly funny and heart-wrenchingly real.

Angela’s husband has had a mid-life crisis and a mid-European fling, leaving Angela with the dog.

Initially exultant, Angela soon finds herself emotionally bereft and with her self-confidence at an all-time low.

Rejecting or accepting the well-meaning advice and consolation of friends, interfering

mother, critical daughter and silently-accusing dog, Angela slowly and at times painfully rebuilds her life.

Geraldine Aron was born in Galway in 1951, and spent 20 years of her adult life in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Now resident in London, she is the author of 22 stage plays, 11 plays for television and radio, and two screenplays, one a rewrite of Maestro for Franco Zeffirelli.

Aron’s hugely acclaimed one-woman show My Brilliant Divorce has been performed all across the world,

enjoying a record- breaking 14-year run in Prague.

The play was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment when it was performed by Dawn French.

Skipton Little Theatre is in Clifford Street, next to the Tesco supermarket. Doors open at 7pm and the play begins at 7.30pm.

Visit skiptonlittletheatre.org.uk or call 07527 141176 to book tickets for My Brilliant Divorce.