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Talking Heads: Susan, Doris & Irene – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer – Alan Bennett Directors: James Brining, Amy Leach & John R Wilkinson Reviewer: Jay Nuttall It has been thirty years since the BBC commissioned a series of single voice plays from Leeds playwright Alan Bennett for BBC 2. These televisual treats became iconic, won BAFTAs, spawned a second volume of monologues and have been performed in theatres ever since. ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Waiting for Gandalf – Sweet Werks 1

Writer: Adrian Marks Reviewer: Simon Topping It is 2003 as the audience join the queue to meet Gandalf for the upcoming signing of the official movie companion to The Two Towers, due to take place the following day.  Front of the line is Kevin Brook, self-confessed fanatic of all things Lord of the Rings, a seemingly unassuming young man in ...

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Talking Heads – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Ben Occhipinti Reviewer: May Mellstrom Alan Bennett's series Talking Heads showcased the art of the monologue on television to great acclaim; here, three of those mini-masterpieces make the leap from screen to stage in the Octagon's quietly captivating production. The television format has its benefits, camera close-ups provide a window into each characters world that the ...

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The Ukulele Orchestra: Heresy II Heritage – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Now in their 32nd year, The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain are continuing to tour all over the world, performing at some of the most iconic venues and events, including the Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, the Houses of Parliament and Glastonbury Festival. On their latest tour, The Ukulele Orchestra: Heresy II Heritage, the award-winning octet, who ...

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Talking Heads – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Sarah Esdaile Reviewer: David Jobson Alan Bennett is well known for his monologues. Restricting movement prevents the audience’s distraction from the monologue’s message. Either that or he has a sadistic way of leaving his characters grounded to the floor. First written as a TV series in 1988 and brought to the stage in 1992, Talking Heads ...

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Talking Heads – Theatre Royal Nottingham

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Sarah Esdaile Reviewer: Phil Lowe Since Alan Bennett's original six-part televisual masterpiece of social observation, collectively known as Talking Heads, aired on the nation's televisions in 1982, some of the groundbreaking monologues have been transferred to the stage by both amateur and professional companies. The choice is usually an evening of two monologues and invariably two ...

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Talking Heads – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Sarah Esdaile Reviewer: Claire Hayes Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads made an indelible mark as a series of BBC TV monologues in the 1980s. Now Theatre Royal Bath, with many a successful Bennett production already under its belt, has revived three of the most highly acclaimed episodes for the second slot of its 2015 Summer Season. Set ...

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NEWS: Dee, Dobson & Cole lead Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer Season

Janie Dee, Anita Dobson and Stephanie Cole will take centre stage at Theatre Royal Bath’s recently announced Summer Season which includes a revival of Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops To Conquer, Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads and a Musical premiere by Terry Johnson and Don Black on screen to stage musical Mrs. Henderson Presents. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER( 1st – 18th July) ...

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