Alan Bennett’s ‘Talking Heads’


‘Bed among the lentils’,  ‘A chip in the sugar’ &  ‘A lady of letters’ 

WEDNESDAY 15th JUNE commencing at 8 pm.

Theydon bois Village Hall

Any queries, please call me on 07976 122774 or email

The Performances will be 20-22 OCTOBER

This will be an unusual departure for the Society, but given the brilliance of Mr B’s writing (and the fact that they were all on TV during lockdown) I hope our audiences will enjoy them, and I certainly know it’s going to be a challenge for us all, not least the actors who are cast in the three roles.


The roles to be cast are:

IRENE:    Irene is a refined middle aged (for casting purposes, this could be anything from 40-70!) lady, who has never had a partner, but takes an enormous interest in the goings on of the neighbours around her.     She likes to write letters – lots of them – and the fact that one of her letters gets entirely the wrong end of the stick lands her with a whole new experience…..

GRAHAM:   Graham has lived with his mother all his life, and now in her later years is acting as her carer.      They have a very ordered routine, which seems to suit them both – until one day, Mum meets and old flame – and everything changes…..

SUSAN:   Susan is a vicar’s wife, who is very bored, and probably an alcoholic.   She has many cynical and amusing observations on the life and works of a Yorkshire church, but sees no chance of salvation for her.   And then one day – she makes a new friend….


NB:   Though Mr B, as so often, wrote Graham and Irene with a Yorkshire accent, I am far more interested in seeing how well someone can act the part, rather than how well they do an accent, so if you are uncomfortable with it, just use your own voice.



IN OTHER NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!   



January 2023 will see us doing PANTO  (Oh yes it will!)

Paul Daynes has kindly (not to say, madly) agreed to direct ‘Robin Hood’ for us in the January slot – and Auditions for that will take place on WEDNESDAY 6TH JULY.    A proper notice will be forthcoming nearer the time, but please get the date in your diaries now.


If anyone wants to direct in the future, or wants to improve their directing skills, Paul has said he is very happy to have someone working with him as Assistant Director, in order to learn how a production goes together.     If you would be interested in doing this, please give contact him via email


“DEATH IN HIGH HEELS” By Richard Harris 

Performance Dates -  May 26 /27 / 28 2022

Director :  Jo Shephard


Irene Best  - Liz Douglass

Frank Bevan - Paul Arber

Rose Machinery  - Rebecca Manning

Zelda Gregory - Nicola Gilbert

Dorian Pouvier - John Haylett

Rachel Gay - Elizabeth Thomas

Aileen Wheeler -  Rosie Higgins

Caroline Doon - Gill Newlyn

Inspector David Charlesworth  - Tim Murphy

Sergeant  Wyler - Nick Martin