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. A Chip in the Sugar
- Middle-aged Graham is very settled into his way of life, living with his mother and reading his magazines but his cosy existence is about to be threatened after she bumps into an old flame. Bed Among the Lentils
- Being the wife of the popular local vicar is not the bed of roses one might imagine. Fortunately, Susan has her own secret ways to compensate... A Cream Cracker Under the Settee
- Obsessively tidy Doris has taken a fall. As she reflects on the changing world around her she wonders whether her lifetime fixations with cleaning went too far.Performers David Holt, Helen Weir, Marlene Sidaway.
Author Alan Bennett. Company Harrogate Theatre. Director Hannah Chissick. Director Phil Lowe. Design Philip Witcomb.