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Alan Bennett's Untold Stories Transfers To West End's Duchess Theatre

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Alan Bennett's autobiographical double-header Untold Stories is transferring to the West End's Duchess Theatre on 22 March. 

Currently playing at the NT's Lyttelton Theatre, the production comprises Hymn and Cocktail Sticks, two touching tales that revisit the themes and exchanges of Bennett's memoir A Life Like Other People's. 

Directed by Nadia Fall, Hymn is a reflection on the playwright's childhood experience of music that features a score by George Fenton. Nicholas Hytner directs its companion piece Cocktail Sticks, in which a son talks to his dead father as his mother longs for a different life.

Alex Jennings (pictured) takes on the role of Bennett in the production. A National Theatre regular, his appearances there include Albert Speer, The Winter's Tale, The Relapse, His Girl Friday, Stuff Happens, The Alchemist, Present Laughter, The Habit Of art and Collaborators. He won the Olivier Award for Best Actor In A Musical for his performance as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Watch this space for more information and to book tickets for Untold Stories at the Duchess Theatre.

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