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Bed Among the Lentils

Monologues, Comedy  /  1f

"Diamond cut monologues...Several...instantly became cult classics...Mr. Bennett's work is too seldom seen on these shores." - The New York Times

"A touching and very funny playwright, Bennett manages to combine the satiric, cold eye…

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Susan is a vicar’s wife suffocated by the expectations forced on her by her position and her husband’s over-zealous parishioners. She is also an alcoholic who travels into Leeds to go to the off-licence because of her debts with the local shopkeeper. In frustration, she embarks on an affair with the off-licence owner, Ramesh, discovering something about herself and God in the process.

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"Diamond cut monologues...Several...instantly became cult classics...Mr. Bennett's work is too seldom seen on these shores." - The New York Times

"A touching and very funny playwright, Bennett manages to combine the satiric, cold eyed sharpness of Flaubert with an embracing human compassion." - The New York Post

"Alan Bennet's Bed Among the Lentils is one of the great observational peices from the master wordsmith's influential Talking Head's series." - Broadway Baby, Read here

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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was born in Leeds in 1934. After studying at Oxford University he collaborated as a writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival. He then turned to writing full time and produced h ...

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