Talking Heads

There’s nothing quite so satisfying as the ability to eavesdrop on a person’s thoughts and fears, especially if you don’t share them.

Playwright Alan Bennett discovered this many years ago and produced his successful “Talking Heads” series of monologues, three of which are being presented by Hurst Players in the last week of July.

In theatrical terms though superficially simple, they are notoriously difficult to interpret, and director Ian Amos has chosen three very different stories from Bennett’s original collection.  They were written originally for television performance in 1988, revised and rewritten for radio a decade later and finally, into the 21st century, adapted for the stage.

No two interpretations are alike, and the Players will bring together three of the society’s most experienced actors, Sue Wicks, Josie Porter and Phil Balding who will be interpreting “Bed Among the Lentils” – “A Lady of Letters”-  and “A Chip in the Sugar”  at The Players Theatre, Hurstpierpoint on 22nd, 23rd and 24th July. 7.30 pm is the starting time for the Friday and Saturday performances, with an afternoon start at 2.30 pm on the Sunday.

Tickets are £11 and can be booked online via the Players’ website: now and at the Theatre Box Office in person on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon.

It’s been a while – but The Players are celebrating their 85th anniversary this year – and post- lockdowns are now raring to go!