Alan Bennett is something of an institution in Britain, known for the way in which he can encapsulate a world of voices within a single monologue. Bennett’s ‘Talking Heads’ collection of monologues are now widely considered classics. At this years Wirral Arts Festival the Library Theatre Touring Company are performing 2 of the series.
‘Bed Among the Lentils’, which features Susan, an alcoholic vicar’s wife has an affair with a nearby grocer, Ramesh Ramesh, discovering something about herself and God in the process.
‘A Lady of Letters’. Irene Ruddock asserts her civil liberties by writing letters. One of these missives pushes her to the brink, with unexpected, but liberating consequences.