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The Lemon Table

By Julian Barnes Directed by Michael Grandage A Wiltshire Creative, Malvern Theatres, Sheffield Theatres and HOME production in association with MGC Suitable for ages 12+ contains very strong language
14 - 23 October 2021 Main house Salisbury Playhouse
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Thursday 14 October - Saturday 23 October

Wiltshire Creative, Malvern Theatres, Sheffield Theatres and HOME in association with MGC present

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THE LEMON TABLE

By Julian Barnes
Directed by Michael Grandage

Wiltshire Creative, Malvern Theatres, Sheffield Theatres and HOME in association with MGC announce Ian McDiarmid in the world première of Julian Barnes’ The Lemon Table, directed by MGC’s Artistic Director Michael Grandage

A play in two parts, The Lemon Table celebrates a love of music, live performance, and life itself. In the first half we are introduced to an obsessive concert goer who goes to unorthodox lengths to enjoy his evening. In the other, the concert's composer reflects on the music he has created - his successes, his failures, and the life he has lived.

A darkly funny and beautifully written evening that celebrates our return to live performance and the artists that make it.

★★★★★ West End Best Friend

★★★★ What'sOnStage

 

The Lemon Table in the rehearsal room

Ian McDiarmid said today, “Two connected stories from Julian Barnes’ The Lemon Table, his witty and touching reflections on mortality and the workings of love, seem positively to invite the engagement and tensions of live performance.

“It’s a delight to be working once again with Michael Grandage and, at this particular time, to be embarking on a tour of the English regions with the enthusiastic support of a cohort of producers and venues.”

Michael Grandage added, “Ian McDiarmid is the reason I’m a director. He has been my collaborator and mentor for over a quarter of a century. We’ve worked together many times, many of those times on tour – we both believe passionately in presenting work to as wide an audience as possible. This year, in particular, it felt important to share this beautiful piece by Julian Barnes with audiences nationwide.”

The Lemon Table at Salisbury Playhouse is kindly supported by James Douglas, a loyal member of Wiltshire Creative

Running Time approx 70 minutes with no interval

Post-Show Talk with Ian McDiarmid on Friday 22 October (Please note this talk is only available for audiences with tickets for Friday 22 October) 

 

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We are delighted to be open for our autumn season and can’t wait to welcome you back. 

For those who would prefer a little more space we have a selected number of guaranteed socially distanced performances. You can find these flagged in our performance listings, for more information please contact ticketsales@wiltshirecreative.co.uk

Booking Details

Tickets from £12
Age guidance 12+ contains very strong language

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Post-Show Talk with Ian McDiarmid on Friday 22 October (Please note this talk is only available for audiences with tickets for Friday 22 October) 

 

For those who would prefer a little more space we have a selected number of guaranteed socially distanced performances. You can find these flagged in our performance listings, for more information please contact ticketsales@wiltshirecreative.co.uk

It will be possible to pre-order drinks and ice creams as part of your booking to minimise contact with others. If you’ve missed this and want to add some on just email ticketsales@wiltshirecreative.co.uk and we will be happy to arrange this.

Access Performances

Captioned PerformanceCaptioned Performances
(speech is relayed live onto a screen, similar to television subtitles and ideal for those who may find it difficult hearing every word)
Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 7.30pm

BSL British Sign Language Performances 
(A BSL interpreter will stand in a visible position and interpret the spoken and heard elements of the performance.)
Tuesday 19 October 2021 at 7.30pm

Audio DescribedAudio Described performances (a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)
Thursday 21 October 2021 at 2.15pm & 7.30pm

 

Cast & Creatives

CAST

Ian McDiarmid

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Directors Michael Grandage and Titas Halder

Designer Frankie Bradshaw

Lighting Designer Paule Constable

Sound Designer Ella Wahlström

Associate Lighting Designer Ryan Day

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