WORK by one of the greats of true legends of theatre is a winter treat at the Regal in Tenbury.

Alan Bennett has been described as an institution and his iconic work ‘taking heads’ is to be performed.

It will also be one of the first theatre shows produced in house by the theatre.

Bennett’s series of monologues have been entertaining audiences for nearly 30 years.

Since they were first seen on BBC they have appeared on stage and radio the world over, charming audiences with Bennett’s style of wit, observation and social commentary.

Local actors Anne Churchill, Peter Hayter and Sue Hawkins bring Bennett’s witty and charming characters to life in this live show, directed by Adey Ramsel and presented in The Regal Studio.

The stories being featured are ‘A chip in the Sugar’ about a middle-aged man who lives with his aged mother only for their prosaic existence to be disrupted with mon meets an ‘old flame in a café.’

A lady of letters is about a lonely woman with too much time on her hands who writes too many letters expressing unwelcome and often ill-informed opinions about the lives of people around her.

Like so much of Alan Bennett’s work sadness and age feature in, ‘A cracker under the settee’ about a widow looking back on her life and fearing a future for which she is destined in a care home.’

February half term has something for all ages with live theatre and movies.

Lempen Puppet Theatre, an international children’s theatre show is stopping off in Tenbury on Wednesday, February 21. for a one off puppet show that has toured the world.

The Amazing Thing is described as ‘a truly original story told with puppets, acting and live music. Fun, inspiration and fun for all the family’. The Regal is building a tradition of professional, high quality children’s theatre during school holidays and all tickets are kept at the one low price.

Kids of all ages will enjoy this fun show that has delighted audiences everywhere. On the movie front, the theatre is screening Coco, the latest blockbuster by Disney: a colourful, musical story of a child’s dream of being a professional musician; and Ninjago: the LEGO Movie, a fun filled superhero movie all made out of Lego.

Talking Heads runs from Wednesday February 21 until Saturday, February 24, for five performances only. All shows are on sale now at