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Tue 2 - Sat 6 November 2021
Tickets £20-£35 *

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Ian McDiarmid stars in the world première of Julian Barnes’ The Lemon Table, directed by MGC’s Artistic Director Michael Grandage.

In The Lemon Table, Julian Barnes brings his unsentimental, wryly comic perspective to the complicated business of ageing with its attendant, and often bizarrely, fluctuating emotions.

Olivier and Tony Award-winning Ian McDiarmid and Michael Grandage have collaborated to bring The Lemon Table to the stage for the first time. In McDiarmid’s one man performance we encounter a spectrum of bitter-sweet pleasures, wild eccentricity and dark secrets.

The Lemon Table sees McDiarmid and Grandage renew their longterm creative collaboration, having previously worked together on productions including The Doctor’s Dilemma (Almeida Theatre and UK tour), The Jew of Malta (Almeida Theatre and UK tour), Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse and UK tour), and John Gabriel Borkman (Donmar Warehouse).

Running Time

Approximately 90 minutes with no interval

Age Guidance

12+ (contains very strong language)


Tuesday - Saturday, 7.30pm
and Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm: £20/£25/£30/£35 *

* All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee