FEMALE comedy group The Fizzogs are in desperate need of a mobility scooter and have promised the owner they will not drive it off The Leasowes in a Thelma and Louise style stunt.

Sue Hawkins, Deb Nicholls and Jacky Fellows want a mobility scooter for the Black Country Road Run in Halesowen but are having trouble convincing anyone to lend them their pride and joy.

Fizzogs founder Deb Nicholls said: "We really need a mobility scooter, after all we play grannies in the Fizzogs, but we are having no luck getting a mobility scooter.

"The only thing we can think of is that because we are women actresses men think we will not be able to control ourselves and recreate the ending of Thelma and Louise and drive off a cliff, which in Halesowen's case would be The Leasowes."

Ridley Scott's 1991 film's iconic ending saw Thelma and Louise (Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis) striking a blow for females everywhere as they decided to go out in a blaze of glory instead of surrender to sexist cops.

The Fizzogs are bringing their raucous brand of comedy to the Black Country Festival and the Black Country Road Run.

Sue, Deb and Jacky, who started their Black Country act 14 years ago, will be performing their popular pantomime Kippin Beauty at Netherton Arts Centre on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18.

And joining them will be acclaimed Walsall comedy actress Gill Jordan of Doreen's Story fame.

The Fizzogs will be warming up runners ahead of this year's Black Country Road Run in Halesowen on Sunday, July 5, and if they get hold of a mobility scooter will be getting round the course themselves.

They are also joining forces with The Empty Can band, who recorded the Black Country anthem, for a night called Funny as Folk, featuring music and comedy sketches, at Netherton Arts Centre, Northfield Road, on Friday, July 31.

The comedy group became an internet sensation after last year's performance at the carnival and Black Country Festival when a fan posted a video on Facebook of their 'dancing grannies' routine which saw them gyrating to Beyonce’s Single Ladies and Gangnam Style.

Councillor Pete Lowe, leader of Dudley Council, said: "The Fizzogs performance at last year’s Black Country Festival went down a storm and we are expecting nothing less this year.”

Tickets for Kippin Beauty and Funny as Folk cost £12 each and they are available online from www.fizzogproductions.ticketsource.co.uk or call 07757 424618.