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Talking Heads

Closed 31 Oct 2020

The Bridge Theatre

A series of double bills from the pen of Alan Bennett performed in repertoire by the actos who performed the roles in the recent BBC series.
Talking Heads at The Bridge Theatre

Image courtesy The Bridge Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


During April and May, while the Bridge Theatre was closed, members of The Bridge team worked with the BBC to produce Alan Bennett's landmark Talking Heads monologues.


They were broadcast on BBC1 in June.


Now, eight 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.


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


Schedule as follows ...


The Shrine & Bed Among the Lentils


7 September - 22 September 2020


The Shrine Performed by Monica Dolan, directed by Nicholas Hytner


Bed Among the Lentils Performed by Lesley Manville, directed by Nicholas Hytner


Playing Sandwiches & Lady of Letters


28 September - 31 October 2020


Playing Sandwiches Performed by Lucian Msamati, directed by Jeremy Herrin


Lady of Letters Performed by Imelda Staunton, directed by Jonathan Kent


The Outside Dog & The Hand of God


9 September - 26 September 2020


The Outside Dog Performed by Rochenda Sandall, directed by Nadia Fall


The Hand of God Performed by Kristin Scott-Thomas, directed by Jonathan Kent


Nights in the Gardens of Spain & Miss Fozzard Finds her Feet


30 September - 24 October 2020


Nights in the Garden of Spain Performed by Tamsin Greig, directed by Marianne Elliott


Miss Fozzard Finds her Feet Performed by Maxine Peake, directed by Sarah Frankcom


Bed Among the Lentils Performed by Lesley Manville, directed by Nicholas Hytner


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


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Box office tel: 0843 208 1846

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Dates


Previews from:Monday 7 September 2020

Closes:Saturday 31 October 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Running time: 1 hr 15 mins approx

Tickets


Standard:
£55, £39.50, £25, £15

Cast


The Shrine Performed by Monica Dolan

Bed Among the Lentils Performed by Lesley Manville

Playing Sandwiches Performed by Lucian Msamati

Lady of Letters Performed by Imelda Staunton

The Outside Dog Performed by Rochenda Sandal

The Hand of God Performed by Kristin Scott-Thomas

Nights in the Garden of Spain Performed by Tamsin Greig

Miss Fozzard Finds her Feet Performed by Maxine Peake


Creatives


Author: Alan Bennett
Composer: George Fenton
Director: Nicholas Hytner and others
Designer: Bunny Christie
Lighting: John Clark
Sound: Gareth Fry
Video designer: Luke Halls

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