Tickets now on sale for rarely seen Alan Bennett play GREEN FORMS at the Tabard Theatre, Chiswick

 Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, Chiswick W4 1LW 

Tickets are on sale for Alan Bennett’s Green Forms which is being performed to raise funds for Maggie’s London for six performances in January at the Tabard Theatre, London.

The project was inspired by and will star Janet Ellis, actress, broadcaster and patron of Maggie’s London.

Janet Ellis
She said: “There are three things I really love – the work that Maggie’s Centres do, being on stage and the plays of Alan Bennett. I’m so excited to be able to put them all together for a very special week to try and raise as much money as I can for a very special cause.

“I’ve just remembered a fourth thing I’d really love: as many people as possible coming to see it!”

Starring alongside Janet will be actress and comedienne Jan Ravens, who has numerous stage and screen credits and is best known for playing all the female roles in the hit BBC comedy series Dead Ringers.

Maggie’s programme of support empowers people to live with, through and beyond cancer through practical, emotional and psychological support. Maggie’s Centres are free to visit, no appointment is necessary and are for anyone affected by any type of cancer as well as their family and friends. In 2010 Maggie’s Centres across the UK were visited by 77,971 people affected by cancer. Maggie’s London is on the grounds of Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith.

Green Forms which is directed by Paul Clayton focuses on the lives of office workers Doris and Doreen. Every large organisation has its procedures and protocols but Doris and Doreen are determined that the paperwork will not mean more work for them. That is until a surfeit of PS104 forms threatens to shadow over their lives.

Paul said: “I may be biased, as a Yorkshireman, but I think Alan Bennett is our greatest living playwright. To have the chance to look at one of his earlier very funny plays is going to be great, no less relevant now than when it was written... and very, very funny. I can’t wait to get into rehearsal.”

The one act play is produced by Richard Howle. Richard, the International Sales Director at aka, has worked in live entertainment ticketing for over 12 years and this production is his first producing venture.

Simon Reilly, general manager of the Tabard Theatre said: “It is an absolute thrill and pleasure to welcome local resident Janet Ellis to the Tabard Theatre to perform a much-loved Alan Bennett play and, best of all, to raise money for an excellent charity. We are in no doubt that it will be a triumphant success and look forward to its arrival.”

Green Forms plays at the Tabard Theatre from 24 to 28 January.
Tickets are a minimum donation of £15 with 100 per cent of the sales going to Maggie’s and can be booked via