TALKING HEADS

A double bill of two one act plays. Filmed twice by the BBC; perfectly crafted and hilarious and yet disturbing and moving. Running time approx 2 hours with one interval. Socially distanced seating in the round.
11 - 15th Nov 2020 - CC Amstel Theater

Bed Among the Lentils

Nov 11-15th 2020
by Alan Bennett
Directed by Mark Winstanley

Vicar’s wife Susan is an atheist; and an alcoholic.  Frustrated in her marriage and oppressed by life in a quiet Yorkshire parish, she turns to a young Indian grocer for solace. To her surprise, solace is not the only thing on offer among the sacks of lentils…


Bed Among the Lentils is one of the original Talking Heads series. Filmed twice by the BBC TV it starred Maggie Smith and in 2020 Lesley Manville. It was nominated for no fewer than 11 BAFTA awards.

 

Bed among the Lentils is presented as part of the Talking Heads double bill.  Starring West End actress Loveday Smith.

This production will play the CC Amstel from 11-15 november, 2020. By kind permission of United Agents, on behalf of the author. 







A Chip in the Sugar

Nov 11-15th 2020
by Alan Bennett

Directed by Loveday Smith

QETC director Mark Winstanley plays gay but in the closet Graham. Middle-aged Graham still lives at home with his mam but their mundane lives are threatened when her old-flame appears on the scene. Tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting, dark comedy abounds in Bennett’s observation of loneliness and unfulfilled sexual desire.

 

A Chip in the Sugar is one of the original Talking Heads series. Filmed twice by the BBC TV it starred Alan Bennett himself and in 2020 Martin Freeman. It was nominated for no fewer than 11 BAFTA awards.

 

A Chip in the Sugar is presented as part of the Talking Heads double bill.

This production will play the CC Amstel from 11-15 november, 2020. By kind permission of United Agents, on behalf of the author. 

Cast

A Chip in the Sugar
Graham - Mark Winstanley

Bed Among the Lentils
Susan - Loveday Smith

Creatives

Direction - Loveday Smith & Mark Winstanley
Design - Alison Bass
Dramaturg - Naáma Hurwitz
Lighting design - John Ricker
Sound design - Loveday Smith


Backstage

Stage Manager - Mark Emdin
Ticketing Manager - Omar Escobar
Customer Service Manager -  Gareth Lemon
Online Media - Naáma Hurwitz/Mabel Woodley
Costume Assistant - Anouk van der Zee Penido

Group Bookings & Socially Distanced Seating Plan


For most shows, a 10% discount is available for bookings of 10 or more tickets. We regret that owing to the reduction to 30 seats per show, we are not currently able to offer this option.