People by Alan Bennett Comes to Langham Court Theatre January 14-31, 2015

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Dorothy can no longer manage her aging manor house and does not want it turned into a museum for the National Trust.  ‘People spoil things…and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one’s house.’  So when an offer comes to shoot a film on-site, she jumps at the chance to make a little money.  Unknowingly, it’s a porn flick and Bennett, in great comic style, underscores the reality that everything has a price. “Outrageously funny and provocative.” The Independent
 
People premiered in 2012 at the National Theatre, London.  According to The Daily Mail, People was inspired by the ‘sense of unease’ the author, Alan Bennett, felt when he visited one of the the National Trust’s stately homes.  Bennett later discovered that the National Trust had sponsored an X-rated mobile phone app that focuses on sex and violence in Soho – London’s Red Light District.
 
Alan Bennett is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author.  His collaboration as writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival was his claim to fame.  Bennett’s first play, Forty Years On, was produced in 1968, followed by numerous plays, films, television serials and pieces for radio earning him numerous awards, including the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre.
Tickets are $21 and the show runs January 14 through 31.
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