Say Something Happened

Written by Alan Bennett
Directed by Margaret Toomey and Anne Lucas
2013 Performances:
The Maureen O'Hara Studio at the Mill Theatre
on Wednesday 9, Friday 11 and Saturday 12 October 2013

This play was presented with 'Guests of the Nation' in the Mill Theatre Studio during October 2013.

Say Something Happened


Eager but green June is despatched by the Council to register elderly people in the area. Mam and Dad are elderly and therefore must be in need of registering - but the able-bodied, street-wise couple have no intention of being registered. Increasingly desperate, June resorts to Mr Farquharson's notes on Conduct of Interviews while no-nonsense Mam sorts her out!

'Say Something Happened' was originally written by Bennett as a play for BBC Television in the early 1980s.

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Alan Bennett (b. 9 May 1934 Armley, Leeds, England)

Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett, born in 1934, became know as a playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. He taught at Oxford University where he studied history and performed with The Oxford Revue. His collaboration as writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe at the 1960 Edinburgh Festival brought him instant fame. He gave up academia, and turned to writing full-time, his first stage play Forty Years On being produced in 1968. His work includes The Madness of George III and its film incarnation The Madness of King George, the series of monologues Talking Heads, the play The History Boys, and popular audio books, including his readings of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Winnie-the-Pooh.


Mam - Elizabeth Mary Rhodes
Dad - Arthur Rhodes
June Potter
Mary Ryan
Tony McGettigan
Aisling Fitzgerald
Margaret Toomey
Anne Lucas
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