Banbury Cross Players present Allan Bennett’s


BCP are one of the first amateur companies to perform this funny and touching play after it completed its National Theatre tour in 2015.

Dorothy’s inheritance is an old, run-down mansion she can’t afford to maintain. She and her sister have various attempts at resolving the issue, including “gifting” it to the National Trust; selling it to a property developer, or film-making of a less than salubrious nature with comings and goings on the family four-poster bed. Underground rumblings from a disused coalmine, the discovery of a large number of (still full) chamber pots and an untimely visit from the Bishop make for a show full of fruitful conflict.

Alan Bennett successfully blends satire with nostalgia to produce a thought-provoking and entertaining piece of theatre.

Tickets: £12.50 | £11.50 Concession (Concession Weds & Thurs only)