A series of monologues, funny and poignant, normally from two to four of these would be performed at a time. A Cream Cracker Under The Settee
tells of an old woman who has a fall, but her pride doesn't allow her to accept help. Bed Among the Lentils
tells of a woman with a drink problem, married to a vicar who exploits her recovery actually caused by an affair with an Indian shopkeeper. A Lady of Letters
is the story of a woman obsessed with writing letters of complaint and reporting her neighbours who eventually finds comfort in prison. Soldiering On
is the tale of a well-to-do woman who finds one day that she's a widow and her husband has left her ill equipped to handle her own affairs - and her son loses her money in bad investments.
Archive :: production:T0173880974, play:S5191, venue:V01649084045
The Shrine & Bed Among the LentilsThe 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.
Previous details associated with this item and date of change.
- 13 Nov 19
- E:London Theatre Company, E:Elliott & Harper Productions, D:Paula Vogel, I:Marianne Elliott, I:Steven Hoggett, S:Bob Crowley, M:Charlotte Truman, M:Mike Truman, I:Charlotte Sutton (CDG - casting director)