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 Cream Cracker Under the Settee
, A Woman of No Importance
, Her Big ChancePerformers Janet Brown, Patricia England, Sophie Lawrence.
Author Alan Bennett. Director Euan Smith. Design Fred Meller.