A Visit from Miss Prothero
by Alan Bennett
A comic gem from Alan Bennett. Mr Dodgson is wholly happy in his retirement. But he does not count on a visit from Miss Prothero, the office busybody from his old employer. Is she there to just to see how he is doing, or to catch-up on old times? Or is she there to chip away at Mr Dodgson’s lifetime’s work?
by Brian Friel
In this follow up to Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters, Sonya and Andrey meet in a Moscow café and exchange stories, twenty years after we last encountered them in each of Chekhov’s plays. Each weaves a fantasy tale of what life might have been, but while Andrey quickly admits that he is only dreaming of a better life, Sonya clings to the hope that her fantasies may still come to pass.