Talking heads by Alan Bennett
These two comedy/dramas from Britain’s best-loved writer,
Alan Bennett, tour The Netherlands in June 2018. Bennett’s career spans TV, Film and Theatre. His play, The History Boys took home
no fewer that 6 Tony Awards.
First seen on BBC TV, Talking Heads was nominated for thirteen BAFTAs. Thora Hird won Best Actress for both her appearances. Classics of their genre they are studied in school and have had successful West End and New York theatre runs.
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A Chip in the Sugar
Starring Mark Winstanley
Graham is a mild, middle-aged man who still lives with his ageing, widowed mother. His humdrum existence is jeopardised however when her old flame, Mr. Turnbull, appears on the scene. The future looks bleak for Graham, but an unexpected visitor gives him the opportunity to restore the status quo.
QETC’s Artistic Director returns to the stage, having directed many of Bennett’s plays. Mark was a child-actor and has played roles from Shakespeare to Sondheim. Also a singer, he played Seymour in Little Shop of Horror’s directed by Barrie Stevens. A regular character actor for Mme. Tussaud, he performs in English, French and Dutch.
Bed Among the Lentils
Starring Loveday Smith
Vicar’s wife Susan is an atheist; and an alcoholic. Frustrated in her marriage and oppressed by life in a quiet Yorkshire parish, she turns to a young Indian grocer for solace. To her surprise, solace is not the only thing on offer among the sacks of lentils…
Loveday Smith started her acting career in London’s West End, in theatre and musicals, working for directors like Sam Mendes and the late Sir Peter Hall. She has made many TV and film appearances including Coronation Street, Heart-beat and recently Hunter Street for Nickelodeon. QETC devotees will also remember her as loveable, good-time girl, Dolly, in One Man, Two Guvnors.