BLACK Country comedy stars The Fizzogs hope to wow audiences with their version of The Greatest Showman.

The Greatest Show Wench – their reworking of the hit movie about the birth of the Barnum & Bailey circus - is touring venues across the region throughout this month and November.

The show - which they wrote by a pool in Spain - highlights the singing talents of Fizzogs performers Sue Hawkins and Deb Nicholls who began their showbiz careers as teenagers.

Sue said: “Deb and I started having singing lessons when we were 16 and both made careers out of it, singing in duos, bands and solo for around 10 years, now we just tend to sing as part of our shows.

“The concept for the new show came about when I said to Deb I think we should do The Greatest Show Woman as we were watching the film. Calling it Show Wench came from Fizzog regular James Collins.

“We then decided to go to Spain for a few days to write the show - something we’ve never done before, and we did. Laughing to ourselves, we wrote the whole thing sitting by the pool.

“The biggest challenge has been dancing and singing at the same time. We’re known for doing both, but our choreographer Nikki Elsner-Gummery has worked wonders.”

There was a slight setback when Fizzog Jacky Fellows broke her leg in the summer.

Sue said: "We’ve had to adjust slightly but Jacky is on the mend. There just won’t be any scrapping in this one from the Froggatt sisters.

“We’d spent many years saying Jacky’s character Millie Froggatt was the ideal bearded woman on the fair. So that made perfect sense for this show.”

Tickets and more details can be found online at

The show runs at Netherton Arts Centre on Friday October 18 and Saturday October 19; The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster, on Friday October 25 and Saturday October 26; the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, on Thursday November 21; The Mount Hotel, Tettenhall, on Saturday November 23; Bridgnorth's Theatre on the Steps, on Thursday November 28, Friday November 29 and Saturday November 30; and at the Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove, on Sunday December 1.