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Take Three Girls

Theatre Company


You've found us! It's time to dim the houselights, break down that fourth wall, clear the auditorium & enjoy exploring the back stage areas. 

Let's get this show on the road. 

15th - 30th MAY 2024

Take Three Girls Presents

Bed Among the Lentils


by Alan Bennett

Darkly comic, tragically poignant - a piece which draws you in and holds you tight within its grasp.

Susan, a vicar’s wife, suffocated by expectations, seeks solace in alcohol and in the backroom of an Asian grocer’s shop where she embarks on an affair with Mr Ramesh.


Bennett’s sharp dialogue probes tellingly into the frailties and the occasional strengths of the human psyche.

“ You haven’t reserved your seat yet, Darlings? ”

Take Book a Seat with Three Girls Theatre Company

" In 2017 my dear friend Hilary May introduced me to Ruth and Monika.  I had chatted to her about staging Bed Among The Lentils with musical interludes instead of the scripted lighting interludes.  Hilary made things happen. She got a violinist, an actor and a pianist in the same room and fanned the creative spark. Quite honestly, her friendship and encouragement founded our little company.  I wish with all my heart that she was still here to see what we are doing and how we are growing, and yet we still feel her cheering us on.   Our first performances raised money for Cancer Research and Secondary First.  Hilary produced, publicised and waved the flag for these wonderful cancer charities. She bigged us up good and proper.  From these humble beginnings we have performed in various private venues to invited audiences.  We love close up and immersive theatre and so we have become used to galleried dining rooms, grand halls and village halls, hotels, barns, churches and studios. Give us a space and we will fill it with theatre.   We love our audiences to be totally engaged and so we have been known to provoke a little and banter a lot, and improvise if the script allows. With our Noel Coward performances we encouraged audiences to come dressed in their finest. And the Darlings did! The feather boas, evening dresses and top hats and tails were a marvellous sight.  We had a champagne reception and greeted our guests in character as they made their way down the grand wooden staircase at Croydon Hall, to the swing of music from the 1930”s. When we performed Fallen Angels, the chef at Croydon Hall followed the menu from the play and audiences were treated to splendid French cuisine in a pre performance dinner. So be enticed.  Come for the theatre, for the music, for the event, and for a good story told well." Jen x


A Fabulous an evening of Excellence. So funny, yet a message to be learnt! Lost for words!

The audience went away feeling was how this theatre should be. Communication at it's
very best!

With three WONDERFULLY talented performers, this tour is destined to be a smash hit! 


"Fantastic Musicians"


"Worth seeing twice!"


"Absolutely Marvellous"

The play is a delight. A comedy of bad manners. An evening of melody, frollics & fun!

Very well paced interpretation of a complex play with wittily biting social comment!

The performance was touching, thought provoking humorous and heart warming. 


To get such natural unselfconscious movement around your tiny set along with real conviction in the delivery of a very wordy piece was just remarkable.  The entire audience was with you all the way through.  You could have heard a pin drop.  Remarkable! 


Simply amazing performances.  We three had all been in the situation of both characters at some point in our longish lives, and my god, you brought those feelings to life.  Thank you.   



I found it provoking, entirely believable and was so pleased I went. Nothing short of amazing.

Your daring came out top with remarkable performances, as pure theatre, as theatre should be.



Utterly brilliant.



Mesmerising performance.  



Our attention was drawn in and our focus remained unfiltered.




A brilliant, brave and high octane play so superbly acted.

The chemistry the cast share and the company’s hallmark music complete an immensely rewarding evening.

It was one of the most fulfilled theatrical evenings we have ever experienced.

Phenomenal! And I don't say things like that.

It's a helluva play! Such intelligent interpretation, such superb acting of really challenging parts.

Great acting, great music and a very thought provoking script. Our dicsussion about it carried on into the night.

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