Ladies of Importance - Two one-act plays
8 to 15 October 2022

No Sunday performance. Evenings at 7:45pm.
2:30pm matinee on Saturday 15 October.

Join us for an evening with two Ladies of Importance.

Comment from first night audience member: “Greatly enjoyed tonight, and looking forward to future shows.”

A Lady of Letters from Talking Heads by Alan Bennett. Spinster Irene puts pen to paper to complain about the many, many wrongs she sees around her. However, she ends up on the wrong side of the law when she misreads completely the situation of the family living in the house opposite. A Lady of Letters was recently performed for TV by Imelda Staunton.

Lady Bracknell’s Return by local author Peter Harrison. The aristocratic Lady Bracknell is of course the famous creation of Oscar Wilde in his comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Now the fearsome Lady Bracknell has been resurrected for the first time in a one-act tribute drama. “This quirky story full of charm, wit and substance, dominated by the appearance of the ever-powerful and formidable Lady B., creates the perfect vehicle to pay homage to the late great Oscar Wilde with a modern audience in mind.”

Cast: A Lady of Letters

Irene RuddockBelinda Coghlan

Cast: Lady Bracknell's Return

MarcusDavid Reynolds
HenryHarry Garrity
VanessaScarlet Newton
Lady BracknellVal Middleton-Egan


This play is sponsored by: The Farmers Arms (71 Chapel Lane)The closest pub to the theatre.
The 2022-23 season is sponsored by: SC & P Jones (91 Chapel Lane)Builders & Plumbers merchant and bathroom specialists


Director: A Lady of LettersJohn Chidgey
Director: Lady Bracknell’s ReturnCelia Bonner
Prompt: Lady Bracknell’s ReturnBelinda Coghlan
LightingChris Hills, Bruce Williams
SoundMark Seyler
WardrobeDi James
Rehearsal photographsChris Hills
Ticket secretaryDenise Soussi
House ManagersCelia Bonner, Anne Cichocki, Al Fowkes, Gill Jones, Donna Johnstone, Clare Lewis, Caroline Lucas, Joan Taylor-Jones
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