Hormonal Housewives, written by the much-loved Julie Coombe and John MacIsaac, will be going on a tour - beginning this month and ending in June, taking in the Wycombe Swan en route.

The sketch show stars Coombe, ‘Allo Allo actress Vicki Michelle and Josephine Partridge and promises to be a brilliant show.

Coombe said: “I was inspired more than a little by West End theatre producer Michael Harrison (Annie, Bodyguard, Fiddler on the Roof) who said ‘you have to write a show’ and when I said what about he said “anything as long as it’s funny” and I said well my life’s funny and he said “well do that then”!

“Hormonal Housewives is about so many situations John and I have found ourselves in over the years such as our kids growing up and the different worlds they seem to inhabit on a daily basis where you practically have to learn a new language to communicate with them!

“I had done Vagina Monologues and I wanted to do something about people being thrown into situations that they might not be comfortable in, roles they play, and about women being each other’s therapists.

“Ultimately I said to John I love spending time with my friends and he said I love spending time with your friends they’re far more interesting than guys.”

Coombe also explained a little bit about her character.

She added: “My character is like me in that she’s happily married and incredibly comfortable in that relationship which allows her to poke fun at it as well. The character is a sort of heightened version of me.”

The co-writer admitted that she wants the audience to get to feel like they are mates with the cast throughout the production.

She added: “I think our audience is primarily women; I want them to feel they’ve all come round to Josephine’s house for a night in with a bottle of wine and some good chat. I want people to be howling with recognition and seeing themselves up on the stage – we want people to be sitting in the audience saying ooh that’s me up there! 

“I’d like to think men will come along to see the show as well – probably with female friends – and find out what it is we all talk about! 

“Ultimately I want the audience to feel as if they’ve spent the night in the company of some really good friends.”

She added: “The beauty of this show is that they should feel they can offer a comment or a shout out from the audience – with comedy it’s always about the audience being the extra character. 

“They’re the other friend you’ve invited to the party.”

Coombe also talked about the key issues addressed in the show.

She said: “Body issues is one: my character is always talking about losing half a stone while the other two talk about losing weight even though they don’t need to – and we all know someone like that.

“Another issue is about women dressing for other women rather than men – men don’t seem to notice what you’re wearing.

“And dating – Josephine’s character is looking for love – or rather the other two are trying to push her back onto the dating scene after her divorce. 

“Whatever age you are it’s difficult looking for love; that basic human instinct never changes. 

“We have fun onstage trying to work out how to use dating apps – it’s a minefield.”

Fellow cast member Partridge added: “There are lots of issues raised in the show: the power of friendship, the stereotypical differences between men and women, the struggles women face including PMS, waxing, keeping the body beautiful, bodily functions, hormones at all ages and the things we women deal with at all stages of our lives. 

“The show is like opening a door on all the secret things in life that we generally spend so much time worrying about and laughing at them instead.”

Michelle said: “I thought, this is different, I haven’t done anything like this before – this has got to be fun! 

“The script is hilarious and it was immediately appealing to be involved in a show which has laugh-out-loud moments. 

“It’ll obviously appeal to women whether or not they’re in a relationship and, crucially, to women of all ages. 

“And I think it’ll appeal to men as well; men want to know what makes us tick hormonally. They might learn something and try and understand.”