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Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads

A rare chance to see four of the original ‘Talking Heads’ – Alan Bennett’s wonderful, legendary 80s television monologues which held the seeds of discomfort of a Britain (and a world) changing beyond recognition. Four individuals trapped behind the net curtains of a fast disappearing society.

**** “outstanding … savagely witty and poignant” The Scotsman

**** “brilliant, tragic confessional … simple but spellbinding” The Herald

Mitchell Theatre
6 Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7DR
Tel 0141 353 8000
Wed 30 Jul – Sat 2 Aug, 7.30pm
+ Thu 31 July & Sat 2 Aug, 2.30pm
Tickets on sale BOOK NOW

A CHIP IN THE SUGAR & A CREAM CRACKER UNDER THE SETTEE:  Wed, 7.30pm; Thu 2.30pm; Sat 7.30pm
HER BIG CHANCE & A BED AMONG THE LENTILS:  Thu 7.30pm, Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

Directed by Liz Carruthers
Featuring: Ross Stenhouse, Kay Gallie, Jill Riddiford, Kirsty McDuff

Their stories are poignant, hilarious, sometimes sad, occasionally uplifting, and they all showcase Alan Bennett’s powers of observation, comic timing and exquisite turn of phrase. Bennett may be regarded as a national treasure but the cosiness of that tag belies the darker, harsher, more satirically barbed nature of his work.

Devoted son Graham’s life is turned upside down when a man from mother’s past shows up and deigns to entertain them in a tearoom where there’s “A Chip in the Sugar

Doris’s feisty independence leaves her helpless on the floor where she spies “A Cream Cracker Under the Settee”. But could this water biscuit be her last meal?

Delusional actress Lesley thinks “Her Big Chance” will come just after she’s completed the low-budget semi-porn movie she’s currently shooting.

Disillusioned vicar’s wife Susan’s mid life crisis drives her to the communion wine, the back shop of Mr Ramesh’s grocery store and “A Bed Among the Lentils”.

Ross Stenhouse as Graham in A Chip in The Sugar Kay Gallie as Doris in A Cream Cracker Under the Settee

 

 

 

 

 

Jill Riddiford as Susan in A Bed Among The LentilsKirsty-McDuff-Headshot2

 

 

 

 

 

TALKING HEADS © 1988 is presented with kind permission of Forelake Ltd (Agent: United Agents Ltd, 12-26 Lexington Street, London W1 0LE)

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