Our interviewer talks to Dame Sarah about dating in the final installment of Dame Sarah tells all.
INTERVIEWER: I’m back again for another interview with Sarah – the lovely lady who serves at Fitzwarrens Stores in London. Sarah, tell me a little me about yourself: do you mind me asking if you are married or single?
SARAH: I lost my husband, actually.
INTERVIEWER: Oh, sorry to hear that.
SARAH: He was a difficult man, but I must admit I shed a tear when he went to a better place ...
INTERVIEWER: Of course.
SARAH: … Bakewell.
SARAH: Yes – he got a job in a biscuit factory. He kneaded the dough … Get it? Kneaded the … oh, please yourself.
INTERVIEWER: Right. So are you looking for a new partner now?
SARAH: I am. But it’s taken a while to build up my confidence.
INTERVIEWER: Why is that?
SARAH: Well, I started off by sending my photo to the local lonely hearts club.
SARAH: They sent it back with a note, saying “We’re not that lonely”.
INTERVIEWER: But you’re seeing someone now?
SARAH: Well, I’ve joined an online dating site and I’ve been messaging a few good-looking men.
INTERVIEWER: And how have they responded?
SARAH: Blocked me, mostly. But one did say he’d try to drop in when he was in the area.
INTERVIEWER: That sounds hopeful. Where does he live?
SARAH: Not far. The Orkney Islands.
Come and see Dame Sarah on stage in this years pantomime Dick Whittington.
Dick Whittington is here Saturday 8 - Sunday 30 December. Tickets are priced at £19.50 - £23. Discounts are available. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk