Monday 19th December – Love, loss, empowerment, the wisdom of age, and the joy of sex. Based on the book: ‘A Round-Heeled Woman: my Late-life Adventures in Sex and Romance’, by Jane Juska, the stage adaptation delivers the same smart, brave and honest message of the memoir. In the book, Juska – ‘a smart, energetic divorcee of a certain age’ – placed an advert in The New York Review of Books, reading: “Before I turn 67 – next March – I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. If you want to talk first, Trollope works for me.” Receiving 63 replies, A Round-Heeled Woman, the play at Aldwych Theatre, recounts the tales from her encounters: love, rejection, heartbreak, humiliation and humour. The frank address of an older woman’s sexuality could easily be unpalatable, especially for a mass audience – but because the themes aren’t actually age or gender specific, the play has a well-rounded universal appeal. Especially as Jane Prowse used such tactful humour to deliver the delicate material.