Aunt Dan and Lemon
Opened 27 May 2009
Written: by Wallace Shawn
Directed: Dominic Cooke
Cast: Jane Horrocks
Synopsis: We all remember a favourite aunty, uncle or grandparent, someone who, in our childhood, told us tales that made our toes curl and stories of wonder. For Lemon, it was Aunt Dan. A brilliant, intoxicating but dangerous woman who shared all the most intimate and daring secrets of her decadent, exotic adult world…
What the popular press had to say....
HENRY HITCHINGS for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "A bizarre and unsatisfying play." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "An evening that is as sensually beguiling as it is intellectually frustrating." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Adroit revival...still one of Shawn’s more arresting, disturbing plays: that child abuse can take dangerously subtle forms." PATRICK MARMION for THE DAILY MAIL says, " Wonderfully absorbing production." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Playing theatrical tricks with the Holocaust strikes me as disgusting...There are witty, darkly sexy moments in Dominic Cooke's production..." CATHERINE USHER for THE STAGE says, " Terrific performances from all can’t help but entertain."