Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control at Palace Green, all planned events as part of Balloons InDurham at this location have now be re-arranged to take place at The Sands, as part of the Durham Pride celebrations. Our thanks to the organisers of Durham Pride and the Freeman of the City for inviting Balloons InDurham to this event. Click here for more information.


Talking Heads

The Gala Theatre

06.03.18 to 10.03.18

Following Gala’s acclaimed production of Educating Rita, we are delighted to share our stage production of Alan Bennett’s renowned, affectionate and moving works. Originally filmed for television thirty years ago, Talking Headsis rightfully hailed as a modern classic.

The multi award-winning playwright applies his sharp wit to masterfully crafted characters, offering privileged access into three seemingly ordinary lives. These brilliantly observant, poignant and uplifting monologues combine the bittersweet tragedy and darkly comic elements of modern life in the 1980s.

A Chip in the Sugar

Jealousy and conflict increasingly trouble Graham as his aging ‘Mam’ pursues a romantic dalliance with a secretive old flame.

Bed Among the Lentils

Alcoholic Susan seeks comfort away from her ambitious and insensitive husband, the vicar. Her affair with the local grocer prompts an unexpected revelation.

Soldiering On

Muriel is a strong pillar of the community; yet after her husband’s death, will truths about her daughter’s mental illness and her son’s ineptitude with money chip away at Muriel’s motherly resilience?


7.30pm (+2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday)

£15 (£13 concessions), £12 Gala Members, 2 for 1 first night, £12 all matinee tickets

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