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10th-13th APRIL AT THE LEONARD DIXON STUDIO, ROBERT MARTIN THEATRE, LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

17th & 18th APRIL AT CENTURY THEATRE COALVILLE                    

 

For the first time The Festival Players bring you three of Alan Bennett’s wonderful Talking Heads monologues:

 

A Lady of Letters, Bed among the Lentils and Her Big Chance were made famous on TV by Patricia Routledge, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters respectively.

 

In A Lady of Letters, Irene Ruddock's mother has died some years ago and she lives alone. A one-woman Neighbourhood Watch scheme, her habit of writing letters to the appropriate authorities gets ridiculously out-of-hand and lands her in prison.There, ironically, Miss Ruddock finds freedom and is, for possibly the first time, happy.

 

In Bed Among the Lentils, Susan, an alcoholic, nervous vicar's wife who has to travel into Leeds to go to the off-licence because of her debts with the local shop keeper, distracts herself from her ambitious, and, as she sees him, vainly-insensitive husband and his doting parishioners by conducting an affair with a nearby grocer, Ramesh Ramesh, discovering something about herself and God

 

In Her Big Chance meet Lesley, an actress who, after a series of unpromising extra roles on television programmes such as Crossroads, has just completed a video in which she 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 touching and very funny playwright, Bennett manages to combine the satiric, cold eyed sharpness of Flaubert with an embracing human compassion." - The New York Post

 

CAST

 

Irene - Julie Easter

Susan - Amy Walters

Lesley - Victoria Price

 

IT'S A WONDEFUL LIFE DECEMBER 2018

SOME MOMENTS FROM OUR DRESS REHEARSAL

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2019 SEASON

19TH - 23RD FEBRUARY 2019 AT LOUGHBOROUGH TOWN HALL

10th-13th APRIL AT THE LEONARD DIXON STUDIO, ROBERT MARTIN THEATRE, LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

17TH & 18TH APRIL AT CENTURY THEATRE, COALVILLE

24TH - 28TH SEPTEMBER 2019 AT LOUGHBOROUGH TOWN HALL

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