Talent is written and directed by Victoria Wood.
It’s talent night at Bunter’s niteclub, and contestant Julie and her fat friend Maureen are waiting backstage. As they are plunged into a world of ukulele wielding pensioners, crotch grabbing comperes and some long buried personal history, Julie and Maureen have to decide how lucky they really want to be.
Talent is a comedy with original songs written by Victoria Wood. It was first performed in 1978 at the Crucible Theatre Sheffield, winning Wood the Evening Standard award for Most Promising Playwright. Adapted for TV the following year, it won her another Most Promising Writer Award and a BAFTA nomination.
“The first and last thing to be said about Talent is that it is very funny – at times, too near the knicker-wetting degree… in its short and pithy span it incorporates a wealth of human disillusion and more comic one-liners than is altogether fair” – Guardian
Booking September 17th to November 14th.
Mark Curry – Compere
Mark Hadfield – Arthur Hall
Jeffrey Holland – George Findley
Eugene O’Hare – Mel
Leanne Rowe – Julie
Suzie Toase – Maureen
Written and Directed by Victoria Wood
Design – Roger Glossop
Musical Direction – Nigel Lilley
Lighting Design – Paul Anderson
Sound Design – David Ogilvy