Meet Lily, Sadie and Ruby, acutely observed characters brought to life by their creator, award-winning writer Angela Jackson.

Fresh from the pages of her novels, these women and their relationships are fully revealed in three frank and darkly funny, monologues. Sex, secrets, birth, death, infidelity and Russian Red lipstick – no subject is out of bounds.

“Compelling, with a northern nod to unsentimental compassion and wry wit.” 

“Hilarious and heartbreaking. Jackson can make you look at life slightly differently, and only the very best can do that.”

The Darling Monologues ran from 3rd to 11th August 2017 at Waterstones, Princes Street.


“Beautifully observed. Alan Bennet in his female form.”

“Talking Heads meets Victoria Wood.”

“Funny, witty, touching and sharply observed.”

“So much warmth and heart. Loved it!”

“A one-woman tour de force!”

“Comic genius.”

“Superb, wonderful, funny, moving.”

“She has the vigour, insight and humour of Julie Walters.”

“Magnificent. The performance ranged from incredibly funny to tear-inducing poignancy.”



“Delightful, moving, poignant.”

Amazing, profound and funny.

“Beautifully drawn characters.”

“Great script. Shows that life is never black or white.”



“Brilliant. Funny, real, honest and true.”

“Love, love, loved it!”