HEARTFELT AND ENDEARING
“What is it like to be Jack Lemmon’s son?” That’s the question Chris Lemmon says he’s asked above all else. Simple, yet highly intriguing. You’d imagine Chris has received that particular question hundreds maybe even thousands of times. Tonight he attempts to answer that question inside the St Jame Theatre.
Framed pictures of Hollywood’s Elite around the “Golden Years” accompany my decension into the comedy club looking studio. More pictures, this time of Jack Lemmon with Chris are placed either side of the small stage as well as a projector screen looming over all of us.
We take a trip, no so much through what it was like being his son but what it was like having a son as Chris morphs into his Father for most of the show. Everything from Jack Lemmon’s childhood, roles and personal life are showcased. Very little of Chris is ever shown and the question “What’s it like to be Jack Lemmon’s son?” isn’t fully answered from his point of view. Sure, we get glimpses into this with a comment here or there, possibly a story that gives an indication of its trials and tribulations, however few come from Chris.
Flamboyant and theatrical, TWIST OF LEMMON shows interesting insight into the life and times of one of Hollywood’s true greats. Entertaining in its storytelling and heartwarming in its truth, this will work for fans of the era and Jack Lemmon. Normally kept light in tone, you’ll leave the theatre wanting to call your dad, or at least I did.
This is a tale of a bond between father and son, regardless how infamous one happened to be.
TWIST OF LEMMON
1st – 18th June
St. James Studio
Wednesday – Saturday at 8:00pm
Saturday matinee at 3:00pm
Tickets: Studio Floor: £25
Studio Gallery: £30
Studio Upper Gallery: £25
Studio Standing: £15
On The Door: £25
Access Rate: disabled patrons and registered access companions may purchase Studio Floor tickets at 50% of the above price
0844 264 2140