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The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
FROM THE BARN THEATRE ARCHIVE

Talking Heads

By Alan Bennett
Directed by Rob Graham
Directed by Cliff Francis
Directed by Belinda Gee
20th – 23rd April 2016 at 8:00pm

Three monologues

All performances sold out

Three exceedingly good monologues presenting some of Alan Bennett’s best known and best-loved characters.

A Cream Cracker Under the Settee

Directed by Belinda Gee

Famously portrayed by Thora Hird, this monologue reveals the life of Doris who has fallen over in her home and spends the day alone and unable to get up. She reminisces about her life, family, husband and child whilst eschewing the home help’s suggestions of moving to an old people’s home.

A Chip in the Sugar

Directed by Cliff Francis

Originally portrayed by Alan Bennett himself, this monologue reveals the story of Graham, an older man living at home with his widowed mother. Graham has some mental health issues and has spent time in an institution. His peaceful life is threatened when his mother plans to remarry.

Her Big Chance

Directed by Rob Graham

One of Julie Walters’s earlier performances, this is the story of Lesley, an actress failing to find the success she craves. Neither a good actress nor very worldly-wise, she allows herself to be taken advantage of in the hope that, this time, a liaison will lead to a starring role.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by
Rob Graham
Directed by
Cliff Francis
Directed by
Belinda Gee

CAST

Her Big Chance
A Chip in the Sugar
Graham
A Cream Cracker under the Settee

CREATIVE TEAM

Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Lighting
Costume Design
Properties
Rehearsal Prompt

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