Untold Stories: Hymn & Cocktail Sticks

Opened: March 2013

Duchess Theatre

General Managed

‘Hymn is enjoyable and touching… Cocktail Sticks strikes me as one of the finest and most moving works Bennett has ever written’

Daily Telegraph

By Alan Bennett

The National Theatre’s critically-acclaimed double bill transferred to the Duchess Theatre in the West End for a limited run.

Untold Stories featured two autobiographical recollections by Alan Bennett. Hymn was a touching memoir of music in childhood, directed by Nadia Fall, with an evocative score by George Fenton.

Cocktail Sticks, directed by Nicholas Hytner, revisited 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 was funny, tender and sad.

Alex Jennings played Alan Bennett in both pieces.