During April and May, while the Bridge Theatre was closed, we worked with the BBC to produce Alan Bennett’s landmark Talking Heads monologues. They were broadcast on BBC1 in June. Now, eight of them come to the stage in a series of unique double bills, all of them with the same leading actors whose performances were universally acclaimed on television. Each of the short plays that make up Talking Heads is a perfectly distilled masterpiece, sometimes disturbing, often hilarious and always profoundly humane.
For these performances at The Bridge, Alan Bennett has generously waived his royalty.
The Shrine & Bed Among the Lentils
7 September - 22 September 2020
The Shrine Performed by Monica Dolan, directed by Nicholas Hytner
Bed Among the Lentils Performed by Lesley Manville, directed by Nicholas Hytner
Playing Sandwiches & Lady of Letters
28 September - 31 October 2020
Playing Sandwiches Performed by Lucian Msamati, directed by Jeremy Herrin
Lady of Letters Performed by Imelda Staunton, directed by Jonathan Kent
The Outside Dog & The Hand of God
9 September - 26 September 2020
The Outside Dog Performed by Rochenda Sandall, directed by Nadia Fall
The Hand of God Performed by Kristin Scott Thomas, directed by Jonathan Kent