A brand new production of Talking Heads runs at the Theatre Royal Nottingham from September 1-5, as part of a limited national tour.
Offering an unmissable chance to see three of Alan Bennett’s original hugely-acclaimed monologues, at once darkly comic, poignant and uplifting, and widely regarded as modern classics, Talking Heads features A Cream Cracker Under the Settee, A Lady of Letters and A Chip in the Sugar.
It stars Stephanie Cole, Siobhan Redmond and Karl Theobald.
A Cream Cracker Under the Settee stars Stephanie Cole as 75-year-old widow Doris, obsessive about tidiness and maintaining her independence, but fearful she might be moved to a care home. Lying on the floor after a fall, Doris spies a cream cracker under the settee, which she determines to use as evidence against her incompetent home help.
A Lady of Letters stars Siobhan Redmond as Miss Ruddock, a working class singleton who is not afraid to speak, or write, her mind.
Watching the world from behind her curtains, she constantly dashes off letters expressing her ill-informed opinions; but Miss Ruddock’s obsession with remedying the social ills she sees around her soon lands her in hot water.
A Chip in the Sugar stars Karl Theobald as devoted son Graham Whittaker whose life begins to unravel when he discovers his aging mother has taken up with an old flame, Frank Turnbull. As Mr Turnbull’s influence over his mother grows, so does Graham’s jealousy and his suspicion that Frank is hiding a secret. Alan Bennett performed the role of Graham in the original television production in 1988.
Stephanie Cole is one of the UK’s best-loved actresses; the winner of the Best TV Actress at the 1992 British Comedy Awards for her role as Diana in Waiting for God and the Best Comedy Performance at the 2012 British Soap Awards for her role as Sylvia Goodwin in Coronation Street.
Siobhan Redmond has performed extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has many TV credits to her name.
Karl Theobald is best-known on television for playing Dr. Martin Dear in Green Wing, Graham Hitchens in Twenty Twelve, Oliver Leek in Primeval and the landlord in Plebs.
Tickets are £32.50 - £15 plus concessions. Call the box office on 0115 989 5555.