These two monologues, originally written for television by Alan Bennett; one of Britain’s best-loved and most highly acclaimed writers, are brought to life live on stage by ONE OFF PRODUCTIONS. Their stories are poignant, hilarious, sometimes sad and occasionally uplifting. They showcase Bennett’s sharp powers of observation, comic timing and exquisite turn of phrase. Alan Bennett may be regarded as a national treasure, but that title belies the darker, sinister and more satirically barbed nature of his work.
A Chip in the Sugar – Performed by Jamie Wilks
A Grown man, alone and still living at home Graham enjoys a safe and uncomplicated life with his mother. That is until Frank, Mam’s old flame, makes an unexpected and utterly unwelcome reappearance.
Bed Among the Lentils – Performed by Jackie Rodgers
Susan is a vicar’s wife who doesn’t necessarily believe in God, an alcoholic who steals the communion wine and whose floral displays are never up to much. But when she begins to buy her sherry from the handsome Leeds grocer Ramesh, life begins to look a little less ordinary.
NAPA is an organisation specialising in dance, drama and musical theatre for young people. With an exceptionally talented roster of students, the organisation regularly holds performances, from old favourites to experimental new pieces.