Three classic monologues from British playwriting royalty, Alan Bennett, are coming to Watford Palace Theatre this March.

Jan Ravens and Julia Watson will star in Talking Heads, showing at the Palace from Wednesday, March 4, to Sunday, March 29.

Poignant, comic and full of humanity, Talking Heads invites us into the hearts and minds of three peculiarly English ladies - Muriel in her tweed skirt and pearls in Soldiering On, the public-spirited Miss Ruddock in A Lady of Letters, and Susan, the long-suffering vicar’s wife in Bed Among The Lentils.

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Jan Ravens is one of the UK’s most successful impressionists. She is a long-running star of BBC’s Dead Ringers and her Theresa May impression achieved cult status, going viral on social media and with over 1 million views on YouTube.

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This will be Julia Watson’s third play at Watford Palace Theatre. In 2018 she played Leonato in the all-female Much Ado About Nothing and nearly 20 years ago she appeared as Hester Collyer in The Deep Blue Sea. Her stage work is extensive, including plays at the National Theatre and in the West End.

Artistic director of Watford Palace Theatre Brigid Larmour said: “This project was made for Jan. Even as a student at Cambridge she combined a virtuosic skill with accents and comedy, with an ability to get under the skin of a character and break your heart. She will make Alan Bennett’s brilliant writing sing.”

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Wednesday, March 4, to Sunday, March 29, various times. Details: 01923 225671