- Durham City Arts Festival
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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.
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)