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Talking Heads archiveA 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.

Author Alan Bennett.

Archive listings for Talking Heads

Work type: Play.

Her Big Chance/Lady of Letters/Bed Among the Lentils - T01151994775

Alan Bennett's acute observations of the interior lives of his characters: Lesley, the clueless bit-part actress in 'Her Big Chance', Irene, the lonely writer of poison pen letters, ever watchful behind lace curtains in 'Lady of Letters' and Susan, the alcoholic wife of a vicar, locked in combat with the ladies of the flower arranging society while forming an attachment to a local grocer in 'Bed Among the Lentils' are both hilarious and poignant.Company Triple C Theatre Company.
2 Dec 18 to 3 Dec 18Electric Theatre, Guildford :: V01732805351
listing details L01819365624

T728488629 (YVONNE18)

Company Triple C Theatre Company. Director Cory Peterson. Performer Catharine Humphrys. Performer Julia Carey.
29 Nov 18Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L0198931964

Soldiering On/A Chip in the Sugar/Her Big Chance - T01756910467

Company The 625 Company.
5 Feb 18 to 9 Feb 18Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol :: V0707367604
listing details L758204396

A Chip in the Sugar/Lady of Letters/A Cream Cracker under the Settee - T01039382385

A Chip in the Sugar - Middle-aged Graham finds life becoming complicated when his mother, or "Mam", with whom he still lives, reunites with an old flame. Lady of Letters - Irene is a one-woman Neighbourhood Watch scheme and her habit of writing letters gets ridiculously out of hand. A Cream Cracker under the Settee - 75 year-old widow Doris, obsessive about tidiness and maintaining her independence, has a fall that decides her future. Made famous by Thora Hird in the original TV series.Producer Octagon Theatre Bolton. Director Ben Occhipinti. Performer David Birrell (A Chip in the Sugar). Performer Cathy Tyson (A Lady of Letters). Performer Sue Wallace (A Cream Cracker under the Settee).
8 Jun 17 to 8 Jul 17Octagon Theatre, Bolton :: V480
listing details L1012586425

A Lady of Letters/A Chip in the Sugar/A Woman of No Importance - T01933038442

Producer Tip Top Productions. Director Andy Jordan.
12 May 16 to 21 May 16Forum Studio Theatre (formerly the Chester Gateway), Chester :: V468
listing details L1658489097

A Cream Cracker under the Settee/A Chip in the Sugar/A Lady of Letters - T0919480568

Producer Theatre Royal Bath. Director Sarah Esdaile. Performer Stephanie Cole. Performer Siobhan Redmond. Performer Karl Theobald.
8 Sep 15 to 12 Sep 15Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L804182646
24 Aug 15 to 29 Aug 15Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L01630622341
17 Aug 15 to 22 Aug 15Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L1221403182
22 Jul 15 to 8 Aug 15Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L01252850045

T0680717295 (BACKWELLPLAY14)

Company Playhouse Theatre Company.
2 Oct 14 to 4 Oct 14Backwell Playhouse, Backwell :: V0804100176
listing details L891780688

A Chip in the Sugar/Bed Among the Lentils/Lady of Letters - T0658178671

Presented byWest Yorkshire Playhouse. Director James Brining.
23 Jun 14 to 28 Jun 14Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
listing details L268336592

Bed Among the Lentils/A Chip in the Sugar - T01129644420

Company Old Forge Productions.
5 Jul 13Drill Hall, Lincoln :: V01422328453
listing details L01070020537

T01296609483 (LBT13)

Marking the silver anniversary of their first broadcast, Huddersfield Thespians present the first series of Alan Bennett's award-winning monologues. First aired in 1988, a quarter of a century later it's still impossible not to enjoy these moving pieces, all made possible by Bennett's wonderfully observant and poignant scripts.Company Huddersfield Thespians.
30 Apr 13 to 4 May 13Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield :: V972
listing details L977739908

A Chip in the Sugar/A Lady of Letters/A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - T01721411919

Presented byNew Vic. Director Gwenda Hughes. Performer Conrad Nelson (Graham). Performer Graham Roberta Kerr (Doris). Performer Hazel Maycock (Irene Ruddock).
25 Jan 13 to 16 Feb 13New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme :: V119
listing details L0200011920

Lady of Letters/Bed Among the Lentils/A Chip in the Sugar - T1471619828

Company Triple C Theatre Company.
9 Jan 13 to 12 Jan 13Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L315228575

A Woman of No Importance - T01929843149

A Woman Of No Importance is a witty and poignant monologue, distinguished by Alan Bennett's characteristically simple yet incisive eye for detail and sensitivity to character. Struck down by sudden illness, Peggy Schofield is an ordinary woman, with an ordinary life and an ordinary job - but she is far from unimportant.Director Colin Wakefield. Performer Leda Hodgson.
18 Sep 12 to 19 Sep 12Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells :: V691
listing details L635234362

A Chip in the Sugar/A Lady of Letters/A Cream Cracker under the Settee - T0598507325

Performer Ron Makin. Performer Patsy Roberts. Performer Marilyn Baxter.
4 Sep 12 to 8 Sep 12Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn :: V1448285374
listing details L082743542

Her Big Chance/A Chip in the Sugar/Bed Among the Lentils - T012342583

Presented byBold Productions. Presented byAberystwyth Arts Centre. Director Richard Hull.
28 Mar 12 to 30 Mar 12Arts Centre, Aberystwyth :: V817
listing details L594320104

A Lady of Letters/Bed Among the Lentils/A Chip in the Sugar - T1054257357

Company Triple C Theatre Company.
9 Jan 12 to 12 Jan 12Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L0734077060

A Lady of Letters/Bed Among the Lentils/Her Big Chance/A Chip in the Sugar - T916110477

Producer Emily Kate Stephens. Director Victor Craven. Design Lucy Walker. Lighting Matt Hudson. Sound Tony Charlton. Music Paul Rissman. Performer Anne Connell (A Lady of Letters). Performer Caitlin Homes (Bed Among the Lentils). Performer Miranda Moore (Her Big Chance). Performer Ian Recordon (A Chip in the Sugar).
6 Dec 11 to 10 Dec 11Landor Theatre, Inner London :: V254
listing details L909128252

A Chip in the Sugar/A Lady of Letters/Bed Among the Lentils/Soldiering On/Her Big Chance/A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - T01916479743

15 Jan 11Bishops Greave Theatre, Lincoln :: V0585635886
listing details L01600285952

Bed Among the Lentils/A Chip in the Sugar/Her Big Chance - T385665530

Producer Dundee Rep Ensemble.
22 Sep 10 to 25 Sep 10Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
listing details L1018412669

A Chip in the Sugar/A Woman of No Importance/Her Big Chance - T01752425793

A collective of Huddersfield based actors present three stories from Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads series.Company The Raging Gibbon.
10 Sep 10Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield :: V972
listing details L2048739958

A Woman of No Importance/A Chip in the Sugar - T88482666

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.
6 Jun 09Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn :: V1448285374
listing details L1194480557

Bed Among the Lentils/Her Big Chance - T219522233

Twenty years since first broadcast on television, Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads is widely regarded as a modern classic. [Moonstruck Theatre] presents two monologues from the master of observation. Poignant, tragic and uplifting, both monologues highlight Bennett’s characteristic wit and insight into the extraordinary lives of ordinary people.Company Moonstruck Theatre.
20 Oct 08 to 23 Oct 08Mumford Theatre, Cambridge :: V22
listing details L2143756952

Bed Among the Lentils/A Chip in the Sugar/Soldiering On - T1349454022

Bed Among the Lentils - The repressed wife of a vicar finds love in the bed of an Asian grocer. A Chip in the Sugar - A seemingly caring son is disgruntled by the appearance of his mother's old flame. Soldiering On - Muriel copes with the los of her husband Ralph.Producer South Hill Park. Director Tom Neill.
2 Jun 08 to 5 Jun 08South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
listing details L01886182407

A Chip in the Sugar/A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - T0237056265

Company Watershed Theatre Company.
24 Nov 07mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
listing details L497216142

T072004751 (QMT07)

Company Bancroft Players.
18 Oct 07 to 20 Oct 07Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin :: V46
listing details L1412665136

A Chip in the Sugar/Her Big Chance - T0523317328

Two comic monologues from Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads series. A Chip in the Sugar tells the dark and comic tale of Graham Whittaker who lives with his 72 year old mother. Graham’s world changes when his mother gets herself a ‘fancyman’. Her Big Chance is the story of Lesley, an actress, who gets a ‘starring’ role in a low budget video made for the overseas market. Performed by Gearoid Farrelly and Maeve McGowan.Company Living Room Productions.
8 Sep 07Draiocht, Blanchardstown :: V1786485026
listing details L0895372597

A Chip in the Sugar/A Lady of Letters/A Bed Among the Lentils - T1248054729

Producer Theatre Royal Winchester. Producer Fiona Burn. Director James Barry. Design Rachel Fox.
17 Jul 07 to 21 Jul 07Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
listing details L0179426840

A Cream Cracker Under the Settee/Her Big Chance/A Lady of Letters - T955988586

2 Jul 07 to 4 Jul 07Epsom Playhouse, Epsom :: V699
listing details L0504813907

A Chip in the Sugar/A Bed Amongst the Lentils/Her Big Chance - T0305794989

Company Threelance Theatre Company. Performer Ian Morton. Performer Elaine Roberts. Performer Zoe Burkett.
22 Mar 07 to 24 Mar 07New Empire Theatre, Southend-on-Sea :: V01610693230
listing details L075733286

T948131697 (POMEGRANATE06)

Producer Pomegranate Theatre. Company UK4BSL.
7 Dec 06 to 9 Dec 06Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield :: V425
listing details L254626608

A Chip in the Sugar/Bed Among the Lentils/Her Big Chance - T01626978215

20 Jul 06 to 22 Jul 06Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
listing details L1635989688

A Chip in the Sugar/Bed Among the Lentils/A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - T1558343833

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.Company Harrogate Theatre. Director Hannah Chissick. Director Phil Lowe. Design Philip Witcomb. Performer David Holt. Performer Helen Weir. Performer Marlene Sidaway.
24 Feb 06 to 18 Mar 06Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate :: V942
listing details L1508338168

A Chip in the Sugar/Bed Among the Lentils/A Lady of Letters/Her Big Chance - T01826732703

Company Abingdon Touring Theatre Company. Performer Edward Rowett. Performer Felicity Jackson (Feb 1 - Mar 5). Performer Hannah Berharu. Performer Holly Jones. Performer Amy Standish (Mar 11-15).
12 Mar 06The Corn Exchange Theatre, Wallingford :: V792
listing details L0259601421
8 Mar 06 to 11 Mar 06Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon :: V793
listing details L0592669315
24 Feb 06The Players Theatre, Thame :: V807
listing details L01404629385
10 Feb 06Screen At The Square, Witney :: V835551105
listing details L0572451104

Bed Among the Lentils/A Lady of Letters - T01215301004

18 Jul 05 to 20 Jul 05The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick :: V7
listing details L0847747297

A Chip in the Sugar/Bed Among the Lentils/A Lady of Letters - T0564496319

Producer Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.
19 May 05 to 21 May 05Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
listing details L315679626
6 May 05Commemoration Hall, Huntingdon :: V25
listing details L1332741372
4 May 05The Maltings, Ely :: V469138740
listing details L1846979998
2 May 05The Angles Theatre and Arts Centre, Wisbech :: V29
listing details L1465783792
26 Apr 05King's Theatre, Newmarket :: V1188
listing details L865976640

T0740039470 (CHELTPLAY05)

Company Green Room Productions.
11 May 05 to 14 May 05Playhouse Theatre, Cheltenham :: V92
listing details L609035189

Her Big Chance/Bed Among the Lentils - T209470042

Her Big Chance 'My hobby is people' says Lesley 'I collect people' - An admirable trait in a aspiring actress except that sadly, Lesley's career highlights so far seems to have been as background in a 'finger buffet' in Crossroads. Then a casual meeting at a party leads to her big chance. Should she be worried that the film she's up for is aimed at the video market....In Germany and Turkey? Or that, when it comes to her costume Gunther, the director, seems to feel that less is more? Maybe not! After all, as she points out, 'acting is really just giving'. Bed Among the Lentils - Susan is a failure when it comes to jam-making and flower-arranging and isn't at all sure about God. unfortunately for her she is married to Geoffrey, a popular and respected vicar who treats her in an intensely patronising manner and expects her to conform to her role as vicar's wife at all times. Susan finds temporary solace through alcohol and an affair with a young Indian shopkeeper.Company Bowler Hat Productions.
7 Nov 04Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax :: V1098014226
listing details L1703020154
16 Oct 03Citadel Arts (formerly The Citadel Arts Centre), St Helens :: V545
listing details L1744155741
25 Sep 03The Met, Bury :: V476
listing details L02027907087

A Chip in the Suger/The Hand of God - T216343614

Company Sheringham Playhouse Players (incorporating Stage Direct).
20 Oct 04 to 23 Oct 04Little Theatre, Sheringham :: V74
listing details L0732983215

T310151243 (HAVART04)

Company Humdrum Theatre Company.
26 Jul 04 to 31 Jul 04Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant :: V757
listing details L01542352462

Her Big Chance/Bed Among the Lentils - T0364487386

Company Bowler Hat Productions. Performer Anni Kurmis.
22 Oct 03Bonington Theatre, Arnold :: V2140630019
listing details L2062673369

A Cream Cracker Under the Settee/A Bed Among the Lentils/A Chip in the Sugar - T0635604182

5 Jun 03 to 7 Jun 03The Playhouse, Harlow :: V40
listing details L1362262637

Miss Fozard Finds Her Feet/The Hand of God - T933290673

Miss Fozard Finds Her Feet - Life takes an unexpected turn for the better when Miss Fozard puts her feet in the hands of her new chiropodist, Mr Dunderdale. The Hand of God - Celia loves beautiful things. That's why she came into the Antique business. A witty, sly story of greed, chance and...Antiques!
31 May 03Darwen Library Theatre, Darwen :: V1588247755
listing details L01943975056

A Lady of Letters/HerBig Chance/A Cream Cracker Under The Settee - T0802283632

Website. In A Lady of Letters, Miss Ruddock writes letters not, unfortunately, social communications filled with harmless news - but letters of complaint, comment and, occasionally, officious praise to various businesses and government departments. In Her Big Chance, Lesley, an actress, has just completed a video in which she plays Travis, a career girl who enjoys life, spends a remarkable amount of time topless and shoots a man with a harpoon gun. She tells all, blind to the sinister undertones of her story as well as to her own self delusions and gullibility. A Cream Cracker Under the Settee features Doris, a widow who lives alone. Refusing to relinquish her independence she cleans a high picture rail when her home help is absent. The day goes on; unable to get help, Doris reminisces about her quiet, uneventful life with its joys and sadnesses.Company Duston Players.
14 May 03 to 17 May 03General, Northampton :: V585251288
listing details L1712655915

A Cream Cracker in the Settee/A Lady of Letters/A Chip in the Sugar - T1950459718

A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - Obsessive about cleaning, Doris has tidied her husband into the grave and is dismayed by her home help's lack of vacuuming skills. A Lady of Letters - we meet Irene Ruddocks a lonely letters writing spinster who confuses fact with fiction with shocking results. A Chip in the Sugar - Ian Brown plays Graham. Living at home with his widowed mother he tells of her involvement with an old flame.Company Sideshow Theatre Company.
9 May 03 to 10 May 03Kenneth More Theatre, Outer London :: V313
listing details L1651362937

T1195480789 (STABLES03)

A Lady of Letters, Bed Amongst the Lentiles, Soldiering On.Director Nicky Harris. Design Nicky Harris.
7 Feb 03 to 15 Feb 03The Stables Theatre and Arts Centre, Hastings :: V669
listing details L0351409500

Her Big Chance/Bed Among the Lentils - T0930346661

Her Big Chance 'My hobby is people' says Lesley 'I collect people' - An admirable trait in a aspiring actress except that sadly, Lesley's career highlights so far seems to have been as background in a 'finger buffet' in Crossroads. Then a casual meeting at a party leads to her big chance. Should she be worried that the film she's up for is aimed at the video market....In Germany and Turkey? Or that, when it comes to her costume Gunther, the director, seems to feel that less is more? Maybe not! After all, as she points out, 'acting is really just giving'. Bed Among the Lentils - Susan is a failure when it comes to jam-making and flower-arranging and isn't at all sure about God. unfortunately for her she is married to Geoffrey, a popular and respected vicar who treats her in an intensely patronising manner and expects her to conform to her role as vicar's wife at all times. Susan finds temporary solace through alcohol and an affair with a young Indian shopkeeper.Company The Word Garden. Performer Anni Kurmis.
14 Feb 03Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax :: V1098014226
listing details L1976455426

T01078741622 (BARNWSUS03)

Company Wick Theatre Company.
5 Feb 03 to 8 Feb 03General, General :: V617861838
listing details L01822514611

A Lady of Letters/A Chip in the Sugar/Bed Among the Lentils - T1370417090

Three of the very best from [Alan Bennett]'s collection of masterpieces of contemporary monologues writing - first written for BBC TV and now regularly among the most popular nights out in theatres up and down Britain.Director Jonathan Kane. Performer Valerie Mills. Performer Geoffrey Legan. Performer Nicola Brook.
11 Jan 03Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L01370785691

Soldiering On/A Chip in the Sugar/A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - T903203535

Soldiering On - Newly bereaved but stoical Muriel confronts the future and finds that her husband was less than an ideal father and her beloved son is less than honest. A Chip in the Sugar - Middle-aged bachelor Graham lives with his eccentric mother. Their happy life is threatened by the arrival of an old flame from his mother's past, who sweeps her off for days out and chip suppers. A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - Obsessive about cleaning, Doris has tidied her husband into the grave and is dismayed by her home help's lack of vacuuming skills.Company Perth Theatre Company.
8 Nov 02 to 23 Nov 02Perth Theatre, Perth :: V637
listing details L1437684934

T195530769 (LIVE02)

Two of [Alan Bennett]'s acclaimed monologues. Unfolding in Bennett's inimitable, compelling and completely absorbing style, each monologue is witty, tender and beautifully observed by one of the country's best loved writers.Company Livespace Theatre Company.
14 Nov 02Civic Theatre, Chelmsford :: V32
listing details L1005939280

Bed Among the Lentils/A Chip in the Sugar - T947236908

Company Livespace Theatre Company. Performer Issy Huckle. Performer Andy Naylor.
14 Nov 02Civic Theatre, Chelmsford :: V32
listing details L01505526089

A Cream Cracker Under the Settee/Her Big Chance/A Chip in the Sugar - T1985647336

Featuring three of Bennett's classic monologues - A Cream Cracker Under the Settee, Her Big Chance and A Chip in the Sugar. Frist shown on BBC Television these plays transfer to the stage with ease. Always thought provoking and witty, Bennett does not miss a trick. Spend the evening with Graham, Lesley and Doris who share their inner-most thoughts and fears with us and learn a lot about human foibles.Company Crescent Theatre Company.
10 Oct 02 to 19 Oct 02Crescent Theatre, Birmingham :: V144
listing details L0769327645

A Cream Cracker Under the Settee/Bed Among the Lentils - T851625052

A Cream Cracker Under the Settee(Sep 5/10/12/17/19/24) - 'Here's this cream cracker. Naught wrong with it. Making a lot of crumbs. Have to have a surreptitious go with the Ewbank. 'Doris. The Ewbank is out of bounds. Out of bounds to her too, by the looks of it. A cream cracker under the settee. She wants reporting. Can't report her now. I've destroyed the evidence' Bed Among the Lentils (Sep 4/6/11/18/20/25/27) - 'The sermon was about sex. I didn't actually nod off, though I have heard it before. Marriage gives the OK to sex is the gist of it ... So, Geoffrey concludes, when we put our money in the plate it is a symbol of everything in our lives we are offering to God and that includes our sex. I could only find 10p.'Producer Bridewell. Director Carol Metcalfe. Director Eric Dupin. Performer Shelia Collings (A Cream Cracker Under the Settee). Performer Leda Hodgson (Bed Among the Lentils).
4 Sep 02 to 27 Sep 02Bridewell Theatre, Inner London :: V171
listing details L1704341927

T894253876 (TRYORK02)

Director Jim Hooper. Performer Graham Turner. Performer Rebecca Clay.
30 Aug 02 to 21 Sep 02Theatre Royal, York :: V954
listing details L1115022047

Bed Among the Lentils/A Chip in the Sugar - T1681446436

Company Latecomers Theatre Company.
13 Sep 02 to 14 Sep 02Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L458108815

Her Big Chance/A Chip in the Sugar - T01866569437

Her Big Chance 'My hobby is people' says Lesley 'I collect people' - An admirable trait in a aspiring actress except that sadly, Lesley's career highlights so far seems to have been as background in a 'finger buffet' in Crossroads. Then a casual meeting at a party leads to her big chance. Should she be worried that the film she's up for is aimed at the video market....In Germany and Turkey? Or that, when it comes to her costume Gunther, the director, seems to feel that less is more? Maybe not! After all, as she points out, 'acting is really just giving' (Tues/Wed). A Chip in the Sugar Graham finds life difficult enough at the best of times; when Mother meets an old flame and seems set to marry him Graham's old insecurities (Will he be parted from her? Is there someone watching the house?) rear their ugly heads again. Fate, eventually, rescues Graham and he resumes his normal life of banal muddle under his Mother's amnesiac tyranny (Thurs/Fri).Producer Lunchbox Theatre.
30 Jul 02 to 23 Aug 02Bridewell Theatre, Inner London :: V171
listing details L771921130

Bed Among the Lentils/A Chip in the Sugar/Her Big Chance - T1537506438

Bennett's beautifully observed vignettes capture the pathos and humour of three, seemingly humdrum, lives. We discover Susan, a vicar's wife seeking solace with the Asian shop-keeper, Graham, caught in middle-age and still living at home and Lesley dreaming of acting stardom, blind to the predators who just want to use her...Company Wimbledon Studio. Director Paul Jerricho.
28 Jun 02Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth :: V49
listing details L381976249

Her Big Chance/A Chip in the Sugar/Bed Among the Lentils - T01904925488

Her Big Chance - Meet Lesley, an actress; she was Woman in a Musquash Coat in Crossroads and Chloe in Tess (no Chloe wasn't in the book). She has just completed a video ("targeted chiefly on West Germany") in which she plays Travis, a career girl who enjoys life and spends a remarkable amount of time topless. A Chip in the Sugar - Graham finds life difficult enough at the best of times; when Mother meets an old flame and seems set to marry him Graham's old insecurities (Will he be parted from her? Is there someone watching the house?) rear their ugly heads again. Fate, eventually, rescues Graham and he resumes his normal life of banal muddle under his Mother's amnesiac tyranny. Bed Among the Lentils - Susan is a failure when it comes to jam-making and flower-arranging and isn't at all sure about God. unfortunately for her she is married to Geoffrey, a popular and respected vicar who treats her in an intensely patronising manner and expects her to conform to her role as vicar's wife at all times. Susan finds temporary solace through alcohol and an affair with a young Indian shopkeeper.Director Paul Jerricho. Design Vikie le Sache. Lighting Roger Frith. Music Anders Sodergren. Performer Sara Stockbridge. Performer Larry Dann. Performer Lynn Farleigh.
11 Jun 02 to 22 Jun 02New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London :: V341
listing details L1406761077
19 Sep 01 to 22 Sep 01Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead :: V1294444431
listing details L01875988373

T0260451588 (EXIT02)

Company Exit Theatre.
6 Jun 02 to 7 Jun 02The Studio, Beckenham, Outer London :: V355
listing details L594034375

Soldiering on/A Chip in the Sugar - T1590234347

23 May 02 to 25 May 02Rugby Theatre, Rugby :: V133
listing details L1379839186

T01810823490 (APOLLO02)

Company Apollo Theatre Company.
18 May 02Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant :: V757
listing details L811011281

T0132307893 (MIDDLE02)

Company Middlesbrough Little Theatre. Director Steve Catchpole.
11 Mar 02 to 16 Mar 02Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough :: V0895700786
listing details L1121066418

T546890175 (HUDD02)

A deluge of Green Forms descends on Doris and Doreen - it's a bad day at the office! A Visit from Miss Prothero could ruin a colleague's retirement...An aspiring actress seizes what could be Her Big Chance.Company Huddersfield Thespians.
12 Mar 02 to 16 Mar 02Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield :: V972
listing details L847809910

Bed Among the Lentils/A Chip in the Sugar - T01375367746

Bed Among the Lentils - is the story of Susan, the stifled vicar's wife who finds solace in alcohol and the attentions of a local shopkeeper. A Chip in the Sugar - Graham finds life difficult enough at the best of times; when Mother meets an old flame and seems set to marry him Graham's old insecurities (Will he be parted from her? Is there someone watching the house?) rear their ugly heads again. Fate, eventually, rescues Graham and he resumes his normal life of banal muddle under his Mother's amnesiac tyranny.
20 Feb 02Burnley Mechanics, Burnley :: V519
listing details L2082832503
15 Feb 02Hafren (formerly Theatre Hafren), Newtown :: V852
listing details L385822693
9 Feb 02Playhouse, Alnwick :: V1176
listing details L1608585169

Soldiering On/Her Big Chance/A Chip in the Sugar - T0750263165

Soldiering On - the newly bereaved yet stoical Muriel confronts the future. Forced to face the facts about her husband, her son and her reduced circumstances, she remains undaunted. Her Big Chance - Meet Lesley, an actress; she was Woman in a Musquash Coat in Crossroads and Chloe in Tess (no Chloe wasn't in the book). She has just completed a video ("targeted chiefly on West Germany") in which she plays Travis, a career girl who enjoys life and spends a remarkable amount of time topless. A Chip in the Sugar - Graham finds life difficult enough at the best of times; when Mother meets an old flame and seems set to marry him Graham's old insecurities (Will he be parted from her? Is there someone watching the house?) rear their ugly heads again. Fate, eventually, rescues Graham and he resumes his normal life of banal muddle under his Mother's amnesiac tyranny.Company Eastbound Theatre Company. Director Tony Scannell. Performer Carole Ward. Performer Agnes Lillis. Performer Tony Walton.
22 Nov 01 to 23 Nov 01Playhouse, Norwich :: V69
listing details L0171738678

A Lady of Letters/Bed Among the Lentils - T02127899535

All proceeds go to The Cavendish Centre for Cancer Care.Company Endellion Theatre Company. Director Jonathan Kane. Performer Valerie Mills. Performer Nicola Brook.
17 Nov 01Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L01550459856

Bed Among the Lentils/Her Big Chance - T235784621

Director John Smith.
14 Oct 01 to 21 Oct 01Rugby Theatre, Rugby :: V133
listing details L01465399332

A Chip in the Sugar/Soldiering On/Bed Among the Lentils - T0605081952

A Chip in the Sugar - Graham finds life difficult enough at the best of times; when Mother meets an old flame and seems set to marry him Graham's old insecurities (Will he be parted from her? Is there someone watching the house?) rear their ugly heads again. Fate, eventually, rescues Graham and he resumes his normal life of banal muddle under his Mother's amnesiac tyranny. Soldiering On - the newly bereaved yet stoical Muriel confronts the future. Forced to face the facts about her husband, her son and her reduced circumstances, she remains undaunted. Bed Among the Lentils - Susan is a failure when it comes to jam-making and flower-arranging and isn't at all sure about God. unfortunately for her she is married to Geoffrey, a popular and respected vicar who treats her in an intensely patronising manner and expects her to conform to her role as vicar's wife at all times. Susan finds temporary solace through alcohol and an affair with a young Indian shopkeeper.Company Scrapbooks Productions (in association with Stoke on Trent Repertory Theatre). Director Geoff Legan. Director Di Halstead (assistant).
10 Sep 01 to 15 Sep 01Repertory Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent :: V123
listing details L295719803

Love Among the Lentils - T02075107906

5 Aug 01 to 19 Aug 01The Landmark, Ilfracombe :: V1177
listing details L0529981487

T810427713 (MERTABB01)

Bed Among the Lentils - Susan is a vicar's wife. She doesn't believe in God which makes her a perfect choice for the role! She also has a secret...but doesn't realise that everyone knows about it. Her Big Chance - Lesley is a bit part actress who believes she has a lot more to offer. Undefeated by setbacks she carries on waiting for that all-important big break. Touching real and very funny...
23 Jul 01 to 28 Jul 01Merton Abbey Mills, Outer London :: V369
listing details L0489602496

Her Big Chance/A Chip in the Sugar/A Cream Cracker under the Settee - T0775778850

Company Little Theatre Company. Performer Diane Kaczmarek. Performer Peter Clemson. Performer Barbara Hicken.
26 Jun 01 to 30 Jun 01Brewhouse, Burton-on-Trent :: V126
listing details L497552432

A Chip in the Sugar/Her Big Chance - T1486733197

A Chip in the Sugar - Graham Whittaker, a mild, middle-aged man, living with his mother, finds his cosy existence threatened when she bumps into an old flame. How will Graham cope with the arrival of Mr Turnbull, resplendent in his suede coat and maroon slacks, as he lures Mam away with trips to Bolton Abbey and the 'spanking new precinct in Bradford'? Her Big Chance - 'My hobby is people' says Lesley 'I collect people' - An admirable trait in a aspiring actress except that sadly, Lesley's career highlights so far seems to have been as background in a 'finger buffet' in Crossroads. Then a casual meeting at a party leads to her big chance. Should she be worried that the film she's up for is aimed at the video market....In Germany and Turkey? Or that, when it comes to her costume Gunther, the director, seems to feel that less is more? Maybe not! After all, as she points out, 'acting is really just giving'.Company Big Note Productions. Company Harrogate Theatre. Performer Alan Bennett.
30 May 01 to 2 Jun 01Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate :: V942
listing details L01473502916

T01928200049 (TAV01)

Company The Tavonians.
12 Apr 01 to 13 Apr 01The Wharf, Tavistock :: V01272985309
listing details L0229032971

T698772153 (BANC01)

Company Bancroft Players. Director Michael Everitt. Performer Natalie Gordon.
7 Mar 01 to 10 Mar 01Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin :: V46
listing details L01309884264

T480720017 (PALWAT00)

Bed Among the Lentils, Soldiering On, A Cream Cracker Under the SetteeCompany Palace Theatre Watford. Company Theatre Royal Bath. Performer Nichola McAuliffe (Bed Among the Lentils). Performer Zena Walker (Soldiering On). Performer Dora Bryan (A Cream Cracker Under the Setee).
1 Aug 00 to 5 Aug 00Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
listing details L1223115380
19 Jun 00 to 24 Jun 00Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L1003152048
18 May 00 to 10 Jun 00Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55
listing details L02014646064

T01750576318 (WYP00)

Bed Among the Lentils - Susan, the alcoholic wife of an Anglican vicar. Soldiering On - the newly bereaved yet stoical Muriel confronts the future. Forced to face the facts about her husband, her son and her reduced circumstances, she remains undaunted. A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - Doris is obsessively tidy.Company Theatre Royal Bath. Company Palace Theatre Watford. Performer Nicola McAuliffe (Bed Among the Lentils). Performer Dora Bryan (A Cream Cracker Under the Settee). Performer Zena Walker (Soldiering On). Director Lawrence Till. Design Martin Johns. Lighting Jim Simmons.
4 Jul 00 to 22 Jul 00Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
listing details L0412270107

T0810076089 (MATCH00)

Take three ladies: Susan the downtrodden vicar's wife, Irene the nosey neighbour and Lesley the aspiring actress. Each woman talks in turn to the audience about aspects of her life with all its pain and humour. Come and see how Susan copes with her husband's 'fan club', listen to Irene's gossip and find out whether Lesley can make it big in the movies.Company Matchbox Theatre Company.
23 Jun 00 to 24 Jun 00Citadel Arts (formerly The Citadel Arts Centre), St Helens :: V545
listing details L065299682

T195072706 (ARCH00)

A Chip in the Sugar, Her Big Chance, A Bed Among the LentilsCompany Archway Theatre Company. Director Viv Short. Director Marjory Wright. Director Trish Moram.
2 May 00 to 13 May 00Archway Theatre Company, Horley :: V713
listing details L01249792155

T1199559032 (DUKES00)

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.Director Ian Hastings. Performer Sarah Thurstan. Performer Paul McCrink. Performer Roberta Kerr.
17 Mar 00 to 8 Apr 00The Dukes, Lancaster :: V523
listing details L1824940211

T0201257053 (CARL00)

Company Carlisle Green Room Club.
27 Mar 00 to 1 Apr 00West Walls Theatre, Carlisle :: V4
listing details L0839622037

T318254188 (POINT00)

A Women of No ImportancePerformer Chris Nicholson.
24 Mar 00 to 25 Mar 00The Point, Southampton :: V1114
listing details L1091556343

T990817509 (CN00)

A Chip in the Sugar, Soldiering On, A Cream Cracker under the Settee.
17 Feb 00 to 19 Feb 00Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton :: V795
listing details L0959925516

T1326686316 (TBL00)

A Chip in the Sugar, Bed Among the Lentils, A Lady of Letters.Company Cockermouth Amateur Dramatic Society.
22 Jan 00The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick :: V7
listing details L01575643145

T01636144113 (BANANA99)

Lady of Letters - a poignant yet funny tale of loneliness, Her Big Chance - Presents Lesley a naive actress intent on making the big time.Company Absolute Banana Theatre Company.
25 Nov 99 to 27 Nov 99mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
listing details L01587772666

T630993555 (BRIDE299)

A Lady of Letters, A Chip in the Sugar, A Bed Among the LentilsPerformer Carrie Cohen. Performer Sion Rees. Performer Sandy Walsh. Director Carol Metcalfe. Director Clive Paget. Company Bridewell Theatre Company.
4 Aug 99 to 21 Aug 99Theatre503, Inner London :: V232
listing details L1360878106
4 Aug 99 to 21 Aug 99Theatre503, Inner London :: V232
listing details L1496029611

T0343426758 (BRIDE99)

Bed Among the Lentils, Her Big Chance, A Woman of No Importance
28 Apr 99 to 20 May 99Bridewell Theatre, Inner London :: V171
listing details L01746548758
28 Apr 99 to 20 May 99Bridewell Theatre, Inner London :: V171
listing details L1641040231

T01609216348 (TRIP99)

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. Her Big Chance, Lesley is a bit part actress who believes she has a lot more to offer.Undefeated by setbacks she carries on waiting for that all-important big break..Company Triplash Theatre Company.
8 May 99Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead :: V45
listing details L721185012

T379299295 (HULL99)

A Chip In the Sugar, Bed Among the Lentils, A Lady of LettersCompany Hull Truck Theatre. Director Simon Stallworthy. Performer Helen Weir. Performer Patricia England. Performer Geoffrey Swan.
29 Mar 99 to 17 Apr 99Hull Truck Theatre, Hull :: V935
listing details L0385982268

T01655373614 (WTH99)

Her Big Chance, Bed Among the Lentils, A Lady of LettersDirector Carla Quelch. Director Michael Chadwick. Company Tight Fit Theatre.
10 Apr 99 to 11 Apr 99Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
listing details L1562468611

T2090841935 (TL99)

Bed Amoing the Lentils and Her Big Chance.Company Triplash Theatre Company.
18 Mar 99 to 19 Mar 99Leighton Buzzard Theatre, Leighton Buzzard :: V13
listing details L250830362

T1867563480 (WATER99)

A Cream Cracker Under the Settee, A Woman of No Importance, Her Big ChanceDirector Euan Smith. Design Fred Meller. Performer Janet Brown. Performer Patricia England. Performer Sophie Lawrence.
9 Feb 99 to 13 Mar 99The Watermill Theatre, Newbury :: V733
listing details L2008759170

T1564736813 (WYE99)

Bed Among the Lentils, A Lady of Letters, Her Big ChanceCompany The Sherman Theatre Company.
20 Feb 99Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells :: V850
listing details L01662148026
20 Feb 99Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells :: V850
listing details L01007975342
10 Feb 99Merlin Theatre, Frome :: V916
listing details L1475106656
10 Feb 99Merlin Theatre, Frome :: V916
listing details L1512244853

T0906485697 (TOWER99)

Bed Among the Lentils, Woman of No Importance, A Chip in the Sugar, A Lady of Letters, Soldiering On, A Cream Cracker Under the Settee
30 Jan 99 to 6 Feb 99Tower Theatre, Inner London :: V249
listing details L0605081758
30 Jan 99 to 6 Feb 99Tower Theatre, Inner London :: V249
listing details L1770224135

T01048788274 (CHES98)

A Chip in the Sugar, Bed Among the Lentils, A Woman of Letters, Cream Cracker Under the SetteeDirector Steve Haigh. Director Karen Fitzsimmons. Director Caroline Helke. Director Flavia Bateson.
1 Feb 99 to 6 Feb 99Chesil Theatre, Winchester :: V784
listing details L01648416370
1 Feb 99 to 6 Feb 99Chesil Theatre, Winchester :: V784
listing details L1071613355

T258737964 (PTR99)

Her Big Chance, Soldiering On, Bed Among the Lentils.Director Brian Finch.
19 Jan 99 to 23 Jan 99Theatre Royal, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L0402922153

T01225686367 (STAN98)

Company Stantonbury Campus TC.
27 Nov 98 to 29 Nov 98Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
listing details L0370932218

T881832355 (PAV98)

A Lady of Letters and Her Big ChancePerformer Sue Hodge.
15 Sep 98Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl :: V813
listing details L738717991

T01688303088 (CT97)

A Lady of Letters and A Woman of No ImportanceCompany Channel Theatre Company. Performer Juliette Kaplan.
16 Apr 98Beck Theatre, Outer London :: V296
listing details L849476776
29 Jul 97 to 2 Aug 97Connaught Theatre, Worthing :: V725
listing details L01239286963

T616881243 (FIVE98)

A Chip in the Sugar, A Lady of LettersCompany Five Go Theatre Company. Performer Alex Redman. Performer Julie Drake.
3 Mar 98 to 8 Mar 98Pentameters, Inner London :: V217
listing details L495225723
3 Feb 98 to 8 Feb 98Pentameters, Inner London :: V217
listing details L1033933305

T161591741 (WM98)

Performer Lorraine Chase. Performer Mike Burns.
10 Feb 98 to 7 Mar 98The Watermill Theatre, Newbury :: V733
listing details L0610083717

T1157312995 (WORC97)

Company Worcester Theatre Company. Director Michael Babych.
30 Oct 97 to 15 Nov 97Swan Theatre, Worcester :: V107
listing details L01608580765

T01764758411 (NORTH97)

Company Theatre Royal Northampton.
12 Sep 97 to 4 Oct 97Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
listing details L780796642

T02042677 (AB97)

A Cream Cracker Under the Settee, A Lady of Letters, Bed Among the Lentils
12 Sep 97 to 4 Oct 97Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L078017093

T1162181639 (CHIC96)

Soldiering On and Bed Among the LentilsCompany Chichester Festival. Performer Maggie Smith. Performer Margaret Tyzack. Director Alan Bennett. Design Simon Higlett. Music Jeremy Sams. Lighting Paul Pyant.
22 Oct 96 to 1 Feb 97The Harold Pinter Theatre, West End :: V386
listing details L077952194

T01444905644 (TH96)

Company Livespace Theatre Company.
30 Oct 96Strode Theatre, Street :: V917
listing details L714481896
29 Sep 96Regal Centre, Worksop :: V466
listing details L0127472282

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