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London theatre date for Lichfield writer’s work

Actress Della Allen

Actress Della Allen in My Diet From Hell

The work of a Lichfield writer is heading for the London stage.

Phil Preece’s My Diet From Hell will be performed at the Jermyn Street Theatre by local company Nobody’s Perfect Productions.

Two performances will take place on August 14 and artistic director Paolo Allen believes it shows that new work is starting to break into the British theatre scene.

He explained:

“Bringing new work to the attention of audiences is essential to us and we belive that the excitement and challenge that it brings to the table is the driving force behind our mission. Where we are based there is a dearth of new plays in general and we are attempting to buck that trend.

“My Diet From Hell is a tour de force for any actress as the focus required to perform solo for an hour and engage the audience fully is at it’s most concentrated. This play and others that we have created and are in the process of developing are allowing performers to put their personal stamp on a brand new role which, in many cases, has been specially created for them and their particular talents.”

The show stars local actress Della Allen as Karen, a woman who has battled with weight loss since early childhood and now decides to shed the pounds to keep the man of her dreams, who she has just met. She succeeds, going  through diets, the gym, even hypnotherapy – but in a way that she would never have imagined!

Tickets to the 4pm and 8pm performances at the Jermyn Street Theatre are £12 (£10 concessions). To book, call the box office on 020 7287 2875.

For more information contact artistic director Paolo Allen on 01889 584851 or visit

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