'My hands are shaking you know. I haven’t been so keyed up about anything since I was the Virgin Mary.'
It’s 1978. Bunters club is hosting its Friday Talent Night – the acts on the bill hope that it’s a stepping stone to New Faces or Opportunity Knocks. 24-year-old Julie dreams of stardom, escape from her dead-end job and the chance to leave the drudgery of living at home with her mother. Her less worldly-wise friend Maureen has come along to offer support.
Full of Victoria Wood’s unmatched wit and observation, Talent is a play with music about friendship, ambition and the lower rungs of the showbiz ladder.
Please note: Three performances (evening performances on 20, 22 and 24 July) are offered at a higher capacity and social distancing is not in place. For more information click here.
Talent will also be live streamed on Wed 7 July.
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"her irrepressible sense of humour shines through in witty dialogue and delightful song lyrics."
"The performances of the entire cast are spot on."
"lots of wit, affectionate sarcasm and belly laughs"
- Writer VICTORIA WOOD
- Director PAUL FOSTER
- Designer JANET BIRD
- Lighting Designer AIDEEN MALONE
- Musical Supervisor SARAH TRAVIS
- Musical Director ELLEN CAMPBELL
- Sound Designer GEORGE DENNIS
- Movement Director EMILY-JANE BOYLE
- Casting Director WILL BURTON CDG
- Assistant Director ELIN SCHOFIELD