Talking Heads: The Shrine & Bed Among the Lentils

Talking Heads: The Shrine & Bed Among the Lentils

A repertoire of twelve one-person plays during September and October, using the Bridge’s flexible auditorium to provide 250 socially distanced seats. If the season is delayed, automatic refunds will be given for cancelled performances.

“Each of the short plays that make up Talking Heads is a perfectly distilled masterpiece, sometimes disturbing, often hilarious and always profoundly humane.”

Overview

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 Shrine:

Lorna visits the spot where her husband Clifford’s motorbike crashed, hoping for some closure. They had a tranquil, happy marriage. But one day she finds someone else has left some flowers on the site she has turned into a shrine. Monica Dolan plays Lorna.

Bed Among the Lentils:

Alone most of the day in the vicarage, Susan’s life revolves around the church, her husband and his fan club of flower-arranging parishioners. Shopping one night at a local grocery, she discovers what life has to offer through its beautiful young proprietor. Lesley Manville plays Susan.

Date & time

Show ended
Mon 7 Sep - Tue 22 Sep, 2pm, 5pm & 8pm
Runtime: 1 hr 15 mins

Venue

One Tower Bridge SE1 2SD London, UK · Get Directions
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