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.
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.