Cougars on the prowl in new musical

Suanne Braun in Cougar The Musical. Picture: Nicola Young
Suanne Braun in Cougar The Musical. Picture: Nicola Young

Look out young men – there are Cougars on the prowl this month as the Belgrade Theatre present the UK premiere of Cougar The Musical.

On the prowl from today (Saturday) until June 6, Cougar – The Musical is a raunchy and insightful new musical about three women of a certain age saying learning that true happiness lies within.

Expect to be taken on a heart-warming and uproarious journey through their adventures, disappointments and ultimately, inspiring transformations.

The musical is written by American playwright, lyricist and composer Donna Moore, who first pounced on the idea for the show at a party.

Cougar – The Musical makes its UK premiere at the Belgrade Theatre following smash hit success at the St Luke’s Theatre New York where it ran for over two years off-Broadway.

Donna said: “When I first heard the term ‘Cougar’, I thought, ‘how come we have to place a derogatory name on an older woman?’

“I wanted to write a play that humanised the cougar which showed that women come in all shapes and sizes and that each woman is special no matter what. My thesis statement is that a woman who dates a younger man should be called a woman!”

The show is being directed by Belgrade creative associate Patricia Benecke. It will see West End star Dawn Hope take up the role of high-flying academic Clarity. She will be joined on stage by international film, stage and television star Suanne Braun and Pippa Winslow. They will be joined by Barnaby Hughes as Buck, whose previous credits include Luther for BBC television.

Tickets are available now from the box office on 024 7655 3055 or via www. where cheaper tickets are available. Tickets are priced from £9 to £21.25 with concessions available.