Talking Heads

Queen’s English Theatre Company (QETC)

zaterdag 23 juni – 20:00 uur


kaarten / tickets: € 18,–








Two comedy/dramas by Britain’s best-loved writer, Alan Bennett, taken from the BBC’s popular series TALKING HEADS


Bed Among the Lentils – by Alan Bennett, starring Loveday Smith.

Vicar’s wife Susan is an atheist; and an alcoholic, who turns to an Indian shopkeeper for salvation.
A Chip in the Sugar – by Alan Bennett, starring Mark Winstanley.

Closet-case Graham lives with his ageing, widowed mother. His humdrum existence is suddenly jeopardised by her old flame.

TALKING HEADS. Twee komedie drama’s van de meest geliefde schrijver uit Groot-Brittannië, Alan Bennett.

Bed Among the Lentils – by Alan Bennett – Vertolkt door Loveday Smith.

De vrouw van de dominee, Susan, is een atheïst én een alcoholist. Ze wendt zich tot een Indiase winkelier om getroost te worden.

 A Chip in the Sugar – by Alan Bennett Vertolkt door Mark Winstanley.

Graham zit nog in de kast en woont bij zijn bejaarde moeder die weduwe is. Zijn alledaagse bestaan komt plotseling onder druk te staan wanneer zijn moeders oude vlam in beeld komt.


Loveday Smith started her acting career in London’s West End, in theatre and musicals, working for directors like Sam Mendes and the late Sir Peter Hall. She has made many TV and film appearances including Coronation Street, Heartbeat and recently Hunter Street for Nickelodeon. QETC devotees will also remember her as loveable, good-time girl, Dolly, in One Man, Two Guvnors.


QETC’s Artistic Director, Mark Winstanley, returns to the stage, having directed many of Bennett’s plays. A child-actor, and has played roles from Shakespeare to Sondheim. Musical highlights include playing Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Barrie Stevens. As well as film-appearances, voiceovers and directing, Mark is a character actor regularly performing for Mme. Tussaud’s, in English, French and Dutch.


Talking Heads first aired on BBC television in two series, being nominated for no fewer than thirteen BAFTA awards. Amongst the nominees were Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, Patricia Routledge and Thora Hird, who won Best Actress BAFTAs for both her appearances. Seen as classics of their genre they are studied in school and have had successful West End and New York theatre runs.