Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Opens on the West End January 2015

Published on: Oct 23, 2014


Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown which will open at the Playhouse Theatre Previews begin 18 December 2014 and opening night 12 January 2015.


Following the Tony Award nominated production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown on Broadway in 2010, the show arrives on the West End for a limited season at the Playhouse Theatre. Previews will begin on the 20th December, with opening night on the 12th January 2015.

Like the film, the musical is set in Spain in the late 1980’s amid the messy love lives of several women. The central character Pepa, an actress and singer, struggles to deal with being dumped by her boyfriend, Ivan. The plot thickens as his ex wife, Lucia and their son, Carlos, along with his fiancé show up. To make matters worse Pepa’s best friend, Candela, believes she is dating a terrorist. Chaos ensues!







Tamsin Greig
Hadyn Gwynne
Jerome Pradon
Anna Skellern


Creative Crew


Adapted from Pedro Almodóva’s 1988 film of the same name, David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane have adapted the show for the stage. Yazbek and Lane have previously worked together on the book, music and lyrics for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. This production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown will be directed by Bartlett Sher.



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Musical Numbers



  • “Madrid”
  • “Lie to Me”
  • “Lovesick”
  • “Time Stood Still”
  • “My Crazy Heart”
  • “Model Behavior”
  • “Island”
  • “The Microphone”
  • “On the Verge”



  • “Mother’s Day”
  • “Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Today”
  • “Tangled”
  • “Invisible”
  • “Island” (Reprise)
  • “Marisa / The Chase”
  • “Lie to Me” (Reprise)
  • “Shoes from Heaven”


Playhouse Theatre

Northumberland Avenue

Facilities and Access

A cloakroom is available

There are male and female toilets located on all three levels

Wheelchair access is available in the Stalls

There are bars on all levels

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