“Each of the short plays that make up Talking Heads is a perfectly distilled masterpiece, sometimes disturbing, often hilarious and always profoundly humane.”
During April and May, while the Bridge Theatre was closed, we worked with the BBC to produce Alan Bennett’s landmark Talking Heads monologues. They were broadcast on BBC1 in June. Now, nine of them come to the stage in a series of unique double bills, all of them with the same leading actors whose performances were universally acclaimed on television.
The Outside Dog:
Marjory hates her husband Stuart’s dog, Tina. He likes to take the dog out late, arriving home at midnight, clothes straight in the wash, then comes naked to bed and makes insistent demands on her. Meanwhile, there’s a killer on the loose, and the police arrive. Rochenda Sandall plays Marjory.
The Hand of God:
Unable to shift a refectory table she’s had in stock for far too long, Celia laments that the antiques business is all about money these days, and she despises nobody more than the barrow boys at Christies. Though proud of her eye for the hidden gems that lay hidden in the houses of local pensioners, she discovers she’s less of an expert than she thought she was. Kristin Scott-Thomas plays Celia.