The Great Yorkshire Fringe returns in Summer 2018! The festival has wowed York with three years of festivities on Parliament Street, and for 2017 took comedy, variety and family entertainment to even more locations in the heart of the city.
Talking Heads – ‘A Lady of Letters’ by Alan Bennett
25th July 2018 - 3:30pm
26th July 2018 - 3:30pm
Running Time: 40 minutes
Age Advisory: 14+
Produced By: Library Theatre Touring Company
Performed By: Deborah Kelly
Alan Bennett is something of an institution in Britain, known for the way in which he can encapsulate a world of voices within a single monologue.
Bennett sealed his reputation as the master of observation with ‘Talking Heads’ his series of 12 ground-breaking monologues. Darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting, the series is widely regarded as a modern classic.
In ‘A lady of Letters ‘, Miss Ruddock’s civil liberties are dear to her, and writing letters is how she likes to assert those rights. Not, however, social communications filled with harmless news, but letters of complaint, comment and, occasionally, officious praise to various businesses and government departments.
One of these missives pushes her to the brink, with unexpected, but liberating consequences.
As performed by Deborah Kelly of the Library Theatre Touring Company.Make a booking