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Adele Silva set for East Lancashire with spoof 51 Shades of Maggie
MAGGIE Muff is looking for love. And she’s on her way to Blackburn to tell us her story.
Played by Adele Silva, who is well-known for her role as Kelly Windsor in ITV’s Emmerdale, Maggie has been let down by all the men in her life and tells us her story in 51 Shades of Maggie.
Based on the best-selling novel of 50 Shades of Grey, the tale is a spoof play, where we see the leading lady, played by Adele, meet the hunky Mr Big.
“This was an audition that I went for and I couldn’t wait to start. When I read the script I couldn’t stop laughing,” said Adele. “It was really, really funny. The biggest selling point for me was that it is a one-woman show and it was a role that I could really take on.”
Adele’s previous stage roles include Cathy in a stage version of Emily Bronte’s classic Wuthering Heights.
Maggie is a working class girl who, when attending an interview at the social security office, meets the handsome and hunky Mr Big. But will he turn out to be the man of her dreams, or will his Private Room of Pain put her off?
“It is a funny show. And Maggie is not really a sexy or a raunchy character,” said Adele. “She is more embarrassing. She tries too hard and always gets it wrong. The thing is, everybody knows somebody like Maggie.
“She has got a good relationship with her best friend but can never find Mr Right. Maggie is always searching for Mr Right but will she find him in Mr Big?
“Mr Big is very similar to Mr Grey in the books. He is into the bondage and other things, but it’s portrayed in a very funny way and it’s hilarious,” said Adele, who trained at The Sylvia Young Theatre School.
51 Shades of Maggie comes to King George’s Hall next week as part of the Blackburn and Darwen Comedy Festival and then to Burnley Mechanics in October.
“This is the perfect girly show,” said Adele. “And if you have read 50 Shades of Grey, you’ll really laugh at this production.
“With Maggie, I have tried to make her likable and I wanted the audience to like her and I have really worked on her character and most women can connect to her role, going on different dates trying to find the one, you have been there, done that and bought the T-shirt.”.
As an actress, Adele has been in demand for both stage and TV roles.
When the production of 51 Shades of Maggie comes to an end, Adele will go straight into panto and is taking on the role as The Wicked Queen.
She said: “That is another role that is completely different and I have had to adapt to, I am forever changing into character, but I really enjoy panto “Since I left Emmerdale my acting career has been varied and I think it’s nice to have a change and I love the different challenges.”
- 51 Shades of Maggie, King George’s Hall, Tuesday until Thursday . Details from the box office 0844 847 1664 and then Burnley Mechanics, Sunday, October 20, box office 01282 664400. The show is recommended for over 16s.
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