Nov 2007 – An evening of one act plays

A Strong Smell of Burning

A Lady of Letters by Alan Bennett

This is one of six monologues written by Alan Bennett for television, where the part of Irene was played by Patricia Routledge.

Irene Ruddock is played by Pauline Watson


A Strong Smell of Burning by Graham J Evans

It is 9th Century Saxon England and the invading Vikings have fought a fierce battle and moved on, leaving a casualty in the cowshed that belongs to Oswald and Agnes Who could it be? As the mystery unravels, so too do the unsavoury schemes and aspirations of the cowardly Oswald.

The originality of this piece is striking and effective, a very funny play that keeps the audience intrigued and amused – different, good fun and unconventional…

This play, the author’s first, won the coveted Crawshay Cup in the 2003 One Act Festival Season in Wales and was runner-up in the Geoffrey Whitworth UK-wide competition.

Both plays were performed in the Morganstown Village Hall on Wed 28th & Thurs 29th Nov 2007.


Hilda Bethan Cowan,

Agnes Zoe Pearce,

Mildred Brenda Williams,

Cedric David Wood

Oswald Martin Jeeves,

StrangerJames Staniforth,

Hermit MorganBuckler.

 DirectorAllan Cook,

Associate Directors Sheila Phillips and Brenda Williams.

An evening of one act plays 2007