26th – 29th August.
Amsterdam based English language theatre company QE2 – an offshoot of the Queen’s English Theatre Company – will finally present their production of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads. After numerous postponements and difficulties caused by you-know-what, six performances of the show will be presented at the CC Amstel Theatre in Amsterdam in August.
Although this is a reprise of their successful 2018 tour, this is a completely new production demonstrating that necessity is the mother of invention. Due to the social distancing restrictions the play will take place in the round with the action taking place on a series of rostrums.
Bed Among the Lentils
Starring Loveday Smith. Vicar’s wife Susan is an atheist; and an alcoholic. Not exactly cut out for life in a quiet Yorkshire parish, she turns to an Indian shopkeeper for solace. To her surprise, solace is not the only thing on the menu, among the sacks of lentils.
A Chip in the Sugar
Starring Mark Winstanley. Graham is a mild, middle-aged man who still lives with his ageing, widowed mother. His humdrum existence is jeopardised however when her old flame, Mr.Turnbull, appears on the scene. The future looks bleak for Graham, but an unexpected visitor gives him the opportunity to restore the status quo.
They each direct each other’s performance.
For more details and tickets visit the QE2 website here