“Talking Heads” by Alan Bennett – February 2024

Directed by Ian Carr

Production Manager Jeremy Bryant

The Cast (in order of appearance)

                        Douglas Alan Haydock
                       Miss Ruddock Debbie Edwards
                        Graham Hazi Mistry


A Cream Cracker Under The Settee
Douglas, aged eighty-five, is a tidy man. When he suffers a fall after trying to clear up after his considerably less thorough home help, Zulema, he wonders whether the only place left for him in society is a care home.
A Lady Of Letters
Irene Ruddock is a single woman living alone who is not afraid to speak, or rather write, her mind: she writes letters to her MP, the police, the chemist - everyone she can, to remedy the social ills she sees around her.
A Chip In The Sugar
Mild, middle-aged Graham finds life becoming complicated when his mother, with whom he still lives, reunites with an old flame named Frank Turnbull, who takes an ever-growing hold on Mam.

Act 1
Interval of 20 minutes
Act 2

The Production Team

Stage Manager Bob Terry
Prompt Astrid Moules
Properties Ian Carr & Jeremy Bryant
Sound Jon Jones
Lighting Dave Spencer & Katherine Buttfield
Set Design Ian Carr
Set Construction Group Members
Publicity Jon Jones
Programme & Posters Kate Cox
Ticket Sales Christine Harbidge
Front of House Christine Harbidge & Dee Simpson & Group Members
Refreshments Sue Terry & Group Members
Bar Lisa & Jeremy Bryant
Photography Jeremy Bryant & Jon Jones