Talking Heads

By Alan Bennett
October 20-24, 2020
Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford. 7.00pm (4.00pm on Saturday)

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Four of Alan Bennett's best-loved monologues

Arts and the Old Fire Station and ElevenOne Theatre bring live theatre back to the Oxford stage in a COVID19 safe performance space.

Please note: there are only 38 seats available for each performance - fewer than a third that are usually on sale!

A Lady Of Letters

“I passed the place where there was the broken step. I wrote to the council. Little ramp there now, access for the disabled. Whenever I pass I think, ‘Well, that’s thanks to you, Irene. My monument that ramp.’” Irene reflects on her role in the community and the importance in maintaining proper values.

Performed by Fleur Yerbury-Hodgson, directed by Matthew Addis.

Her Big Chance

“I shot a man last week. In the back. It was with harpoon gun.” Lesley celebrates recent events and looks forward to a really interesting future.

Performed by Eliza Burrows-McGill, directed by Mike Taylor

Bed Among The Lentils

“Thinking about the sermon during the hymn, I felt a pang of sympathy for the Deity, gifted with all this sex.” Vicar’s wife Susan experiments with some life choices to get some control.

Performed by Alison Stibbe, directed by Mike Taylor.

A Chip In The Sugar

“Now, if there’s one thing Mother and I agree on, it’s that red is a common colour.” Graham wrestles with his mother’s newly-found desire for independence and worries about a future without her.

Performed by Edward Smith, directed by Rob Hoare.

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Talking Heads
By Alan Bennett

Arts at the Old Fire Station, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ

October 20-24, 2020
7.00pm weekdays, (4.00pm Saturday)
Tickets: from £12