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Time Out says

Lisa Kron is an American comic memoirist and wrote this play about her relationship with her mother and originally starred in it herself. Her mother, Ann, has been ill for as long as Lisa can remember. She's trying to understand why her own 'allergies' disappeared when she got a sex life and learnt to accept her own body, while her mother is still confined to a La-Z-Boy recliner – and why a woman, whose commitment to racial integration led to the betterment of their whole neighbourhood, has been unable to heal herself. A picture of radiant lethargy, Sarah Miles's Ann smiles patiently and encouragingly up at her daughter as Lisa struggles to orchestrate the meta-theatrical layers of her play. But soon she is questioning the accuracy of plot details, and the extras Lisa has hired are abandoning their lines to bathe in her maternal attentions. Always one step ahead of its audience's reactions, this is fantastic theatre.

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Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, SW1A 2DY

Trafalgar Studios

A kitsch-free rebel on the outskirts of theatreland, Trafalgar Studios is a modern, minimalist space in the shell of the former Whitehall Theatre....

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