Four actresses, Nik Nixon, Jenny Grinlinton, Narrell Murdoch and Candy Burgess will play four women with something of a past in Bay Theatre Players’ production of ‘Talking Heads’ at the Bay Playhouse later this month.
Nik plays Muriel, recently widowed, but well-equipped to cope with the traumatic changes in her life.
Doris, played by Jenny Grinlinton in ‘A Cream Cracker Under the Settee’, is determined to remain in her own home rather than be ‘put away in a nursing home’, but she finds that the council-organized home help that has been arranged for her to stay in her home doesn’t quite meet her expectations!
Narrell Murdoch brings us Susan, the vicar’s wife in ‘Bed Among the Lentils’. Susan, who has a secret life away from her husband and his parishioners, bares her soul to the audience, who will, in turn, be both amused and saddened.
Candy Burgess is the nightmare neighbour we all love to hate – neighbourhood watch on steroids. In ‘A Lady of Letters’, the final monologue for the night, Candy, as Irene Ruddock will take you into her narrow-minded world.
Above: Director, Jenny Kohlhagen (left) with two of her cast, Jenny Grinlinton and Narrell Murdoch
The ‘Talking Heads’ series of one-act plays was written by Alan Bennett, author of many well-known works including ‘Lady in the Van’, ‘The History Boys’ and ‘The Madness of George III’. They were first produced for BBC television in the 1980s.
Tickets will also be available every Saturday morning at BTP’s Box Office in the Bay Playhouse theatre foyer at 33 Gregory Street, Batemans Bay.
There will be eight performances: evening shows at: 7.30 pm on Friday, 20 July, Saturday, 21 July, Friday, 27 July and Saturday, 28 July; and 2 pm matinees on Sunday, 22 July, Tuesday, 24 July, Saturday, 28 July and Sunday, 29 July.