HILDA was in full grandma defence mode when we met in our favourite Covered Market café.

She had just received a lengthy email from a heartbroken granddaughter in Brisbane saying that a long-term relationship had broken down.

The man in her life had been ‘playing away’ for at least a year, a fact brought home to her when a young woman holding a baby knocked at her door asking for her partner.

“I wouldn’t be in his shoes for a pension,” said Hilda, spilling coffee on the crossword puzzle she had just abandoned as emotion took its toll. “What’s that saying about fury and women scorned?”

She was referring to a paraphrased line from The Mourning Bride, a play written 300 years ago by Yorkshireman William Congreve – ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’.

This led me to dream up another version.

‘Hell has no fury like a political sugar daddy scorned’.

Not as poetic I will admit, but somehow I suspect our Prime Minister and Witney MP David Cameron has realised this truth over the past few days.

THEATREGOERS are in for either a treat or a dilemma next week as both the New Theatre and the Playhouse have enticing productions. The New has a much-loved musical about God, while the Playhouse has a play involving a politician who many would say believed she was God.

Jesus Christ Superstar is a seasoned favourite, some of us remembering Paul Nicholas being nailed to the cross at the Palace Theatre in the 1970s. This performance will have Glenn Carter in the leading role.

Over at the New the oft times intriguing comedy Handbagged will see Susie Blake as the Queen and Kate Fahy as Margaret Thatcher enduring each other’s company at the weekly audience between monarch and her chief minister.

Now which one should you see? Why not push the boat out and go to both – after all it’s only money.

THE 2015 sale season seems to have continued unabated since January 1. The result is that indifference rules and that the desire to rush to buy something fades because you feel those alleged lower prices will still be there next week.

However, the notice in the windows of Ann Summers’ scanty lingerie store in Clarendon Centre caught the eye – as did the scanty lingerie – and raised a smile. It read: ‘Half price sale. If we took any more off it would be obscene.’

FINALLY, quote of the week must belong to New Theatre press officer Stephanie Tye in a message to me: “If you call me next Tuesday morning I might not be in. I have to take Jesus to the BBC.”