Playing Sandwiches / Lady of Letters
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Playing Sandwiches / Lady of Letters

Playing Sandwiches / Lady of Letters London Reviews and Tickets

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Lucian Msamati and Imelda Staunton perform monologues from Alan Bennett's Talking Heads Series.

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Critic Reviews (4)

The Guardian (UK)
September 30th, 2020

There are fine performances by Imelda Staunton and Lucian Msamati in this pair of Talking Heads...though they never express any outright guilt, Bennett leaves us feeling an uneasy compassion for them both.'
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WhatsOnStage
October 2nd, 2020

In their quiet way, they are showstoppers... Staunton is better on stage than on TV, pared back to pure truthfulness...Lucian Msamati takes on Wilfred, the park keeper whose affable demeanour conceals a terrible secret...'
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The Times (UK)
September 30th, 2020

Under Jonathan Kent’s direction, Staunton finds unexpected depths in a woman who is a bundle of disapproving phrases and furtive glances... The quiet writing, and Msamati’s equally understated performance, win us over.'
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The Arts Desk
October 1st, 2020

...a pitch-perfect Imelda Staunton... Both this monologue ['A Lady of Letters'], and the one that precedes it (Playing Sandwiches, featuring the mighty Lucian Msamati), find Alan Bennett in fearlessly penetrating, ever-darkening mode.'
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