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Not Quite Nice

by Celia Imrie

With its beautiful villas, its bustling cafes and shimmering cerulean sea, the village sparkles like a diamond on the French Mediterranean coast. Once the hideaway of artists and writers, it is now home to the odd rock icon and Hollywood movie star, and, as Theresa soon discovers, a close-knit set of expats. There’s Carol, the infinitely glamorous American and her doting husband David; the erstwhile British TV star Sally; the ferocious Sian and her wayward Australian poet husband; the sharply witty Zoe with her strangely youthful face and penchant for white wine – and the suave Brian who catches Theresa’s eye…As Theresa settles to the gentle rhythm of seaside life she embraces her new-found friendships and freedom. However, life is never quite as simple as it seems and as skeletons start to fall out of several closets, Theresa begins to wonder if life on the French Riviera is quite as nice as it first appeared…


26 February, 2015

About Celia Imrie

Celia Imrie is an Olivier award-winning actress best known for her parts in the films 'Calendar Girls' and 'Nanny McPhee'. In February 2015 she returns as Madge in 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'. Her roles on stage include Dotty in 'Noises Off' and Mrs Tilehouse in 'The Sea', and, on television, Diana in 'After You've Gone', Vera in 'A Dark Adapted Eye' and Miss Babs in 'Acorn Antiques'. Last year she brought her cabaret/revue show 'Laughing Matters' to Crazy Coqs and then to the St James Theatre. Her autobiography, The Happy Hoofer, was published in 2011.


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