Talking Heads
By Alan Bennett

Talking Heads

29/03/22 - 02/04/22


Tickets are now available online.

Please note that this production is not part of our normal season of plays.

All Tickets £5

We welcome you back to our cosy little theatre with two of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads:

A Lady of Letters and Bed Among the Lentils. These two monologues, made famous in the 80s by Patricia Routledge and Maggie Smith on TV and on the stage, have the unmistakable dark humour and pathos of Bennett.

In A Lady of Letters, Miss Ruddock writes letters – not, unfortunately, social communications filled with harmless news, but letters of complaint, comment and, occasionally, officious praise to various businesses and Government departments. While observing new neighbours across the road she comes to conclusions that cause the police to get involved. Is this the end for Miss Ruddock? Or an unlikely new beginning.

In Bed Among theLentils, Susan is a vicar’s wife suffocated by the expectations forced on her by her position and her husband’s overzealous parishioners. She tries to find comfort elsewhere and discovers something about herself and God in the process.

Directed by David Underwood, Val Stevenson plays Miss Ruddock and Cheryl Kendrick is Susan in Grove Park Theatre’s new production.