Talking Heads adds another star in Leeds and Sheffield

Tamsin Greig in Nights in the Gardens of Spain. Pic: Zac Nicholson

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Tamsin Greig joins Imelda Staunton and Maxine Peake


Television and stage favourite Tamsin Greig is the latest star name to perform in Alan

Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues in a show of support for regional theatre.

She will appear at Leeds Playhouse and Sheffield Crucible in Bennett’s Nights in the

Gardens of Spain, directed by Marianne Elliott, and follows previously-announced

performances by Imelda Staunton and Maxine Peake at the same theatres. Rochenda

Sandall will also perform her monologue The Outside Dog in Leeds.

Tamsin Greig said: “ It’s wonderful to be able to support and enjoy regional theatres during these extraordinary times.”

The monologues were prepared by the London Theatre Company in April and May while London's

Bridge Theatre was closed, and broadcast on BBC One in June.

In line with current government guidelines, audiences in Yorkshire will be of limited capacity

with social distancing and temperature checking.

Nights in the Gardens of Spain is at Sheffield on November 30. Tickets are on sale to theatre

members from October 19 and on general sale from October 22 here.

The performance moves to Leeds Playhouse on December 1. Tickets are now on sale for

both shows that evening, which also feature (as does the Sheffield performance), a post-

performance question and answer session with Tamsin Greig. Details here.

Imelda Staunton and Maxine Peake appear in Leeds in Lady of Letters and Miss Fozzard

Finds Her Feet on November 12-14.

Lady of Letters and Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet are at the Crucible on November 9-11.

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