The National Theatre’s critically-acclaimed double bill transfers to the Duchess Theatre in the West End for a limited run.
Untold Stories features two autobiographical recollections by Alan Bennett. Hymn is a touching memoir of music in childhood, directed by Nadia Fall, with an evocative score by George Fenton.
Cocktail Sticks, directed by Nicholas Hytner, revisits some of the themes and conversations of Alan Bennett’s memoir A Life Like Other People’s. A son talks to his dead father as his mother yearns for a different life. It’s funny, tender and sad.
Alex Jennings plays Alan Bennett in both pieces. ‘Hymn is enjoyable and touching… Cocktail Sticks strikes me as one of the finest and most moving works Bennett has ever written.’ Daily Telegraph