The National theatre’s critically-acclaimed double bill stage production – Untold Stories – is transferring to the Duchess Theatre in London for a two-month run.
Untold Stories features two autobiographical recollections by Alan Bennett, the prolific playwright, screenwriter, actor and author.
The first tale – Hymn – is a touching memoir of music during his childhood and it is directed by Nadia Fall, while the evocative score is created by George Fenton.
Lasting for only half an hour, Hymn explores the relationship Bennett had with his father, alongside his early musical experiences.
The second part – entitled Cocktail Sticks – revisits some of the themes and conversations of Alan Bennett’s memoir A Life Like Other People’s.
It is “as fine a play as Bennett has written in an age,” according to Time Out London. This is a wryly brilliant examination of class and family as a son talks to his dead father as his mother yearns for a different life.
The Daily Telegraph described the two works recently: “Hymn is enjoyable and touching… Cocktail Sticks strikes me as one of the finest and most moving works Bennett has ever written.”
This production will be at the intimate Duchess Theatre from March 22nd to June 15th and could be a perfect afternoon spent for people staying in luxury suites in London.
People will be able to get their hands on tickets for this delightful duo from as little as £12. With it sure to be popular among visitors to the city, theatregoers will want to be quick in booking their seats.
The theatre is close to both Temple and Covent Garden Tube stops, so getting to the venue shouldn’t provide too many issues.