SELF-proclaimed Queen of the Black Country Doreen doesn’t disappoint in her latest one-woman comedy stage show.
Doreen’s Grand Night Out is the latest outing for the comedy character who has gone from strength to strength since she first appeared in an internet spoof video created by Quarry Bank writer and film-maker David Tristram.
Since then – the fictitious fun character, who suffers from ‘lazy cow syndrome’ and lives on state benefits, has been playing to packed audiences in a series of stage shows; she’s also released her own autobiography and been the star of her own big screen movie.
More recently she gave politicians a run for their money with her own political broadcast following the EU Referendum and she’s even launched her own pay per view TV channel.
But this week she's been back on the road with her latest stand-up show which is touring the region.
Tickets have already been selling fast and many venues, including Wolverhampton Grand Theatre where this reviewer saw the show, have reported sell out shows.
And it’s not hard to see why.
Walsall actress Gill Jordan, who plays the comedy creation, keeps audience members absolutely enthralled, entertained and often in stitches with her natural stage presence, charm and quick wit.
Not only does she live and breathe the brilliantly written Black Country Doreen – she’s also able to transform herself Eddie-Murphy style into a series of vastly different characters from news anchor to flirtatious Italian opera singer to Irish folk musician in a matter of minutes.
Even the most skilled of professional actors would probably struggle to nail so many different roles in quick succession while single-handedly holding a three-hour show together – but Jordan makes it seem like a piece of cake.
She even pulls off a fabulous Downton Abbey spoof, interviews footballing legend Steve Bull in her own inimitable way and tries her hand at some Derren Brown style trickery.
Much credit of course undoubtedly goes to writer/comedy genius David Tristram – who devised the character and scripted the entire show.
He also directed and created a vast array of video clips to intersperse between scenes, some of which are packed with incredible CGI effects and animation that must have taken months of work and wouldn't look out of place on TV.
Not content with waiting around for Londoners in suits to make him an offer, however, David has already launched his very own TV channel for his comedy creation - Doreen.TV which fans can subscribe to for £12 a year.
And as if that's not enough - Doreen's star is shining so brightly she's even landed her own panto part and is set to appear as The Lazy Empress in the Grand's pantomime Aladdin in December alongside celebrities Lisa Riley and Joe McElderry, after David was drafted in to write a few scenes.
In the meantime, tickets remain available for Doreen's Grand Night Out at the Palace Theatre, Redditch, on September 22; The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster, on September 30; the Red Rose Theatre, Rugeley, on October 1; and Netherton Arts Centre on October 7 and 8.
But as Doreen and her creator can do no wrong at the moment - they're likely to sell out fast.