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.
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