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. In A Woman of No Importance everything appears to be well in Miss Margaret Schofield's life until she has the steak bits for lunch in the works canteen... In A Chip in the Sugar middle-aged Graham's ordered life with Mother is disrupted when flash Mister Turnbull comes to call...Two of Bennett's finest and most moving monologues are performed displaying the emotional complexity underneath the famous social observation.Author Alan Bennett.