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 Lady of Letters
- features ordinary middle-aged Miss ruddock, whose life's purpose is to complain, When her letter-writing lands her in trouble, she finds new happiness, A Chip in the Sugar
- is a story of mild-mannered Graham who lives with his mother. Their routine existence is threatened when Mr Turnbull and his Rover 2000 loon on the scene, A Bed Among the Lentils - vicar's wife Susan finds salvation in her brief relationship with shopkeeper Mr Ramesh.
Performers Sarah Thurstan, Paul McCrink, Roberta Kerr.
Author Alan Bennett. Director Ian Hastings.