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|Auntie and Me Pack Up
- Alan Davies leaves the stage
BLACK COMEDY Auntie and Me closes April 26 after just four months at the Wyndham's Theatre. Despite the two handers' rave reviews at the Edinburgh festival last year, neither Alan Davies nor Margaret Tyzack in the lead roles have managed to extend the show beyond its initial booking period.
Canadian Morris Panych's play tells the tale of a bachelor and his auntie locked in banter as the ailing old woman refuses to die. Davies' stage debut marks a departure from his well known performances in television shows like Jonathan Creek, Bob and Rose and A Many Splintered Thing.
The show's short run at the Wyndham's makes a change for the venue that housed the long running hit Art. Arsenic and Old Lace at the Strand gave Auntie and Me stiff competition in the form of a famous play about devious old women determined to out-wit their inheritors, and the Wyndham's have responded by hastily programming the better known playwright Pirandello's oddly named play, Absolutely! (Perhaps).