Wiltshire Creative, Malvern Theatres, Sheffield Theatres and Home in association with MGC present Ian McDiarmid in

The Lemon Table

By Julian Barnes | Directed by Michael Grandage

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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 own adaptation for performance, we encounter a spectrum of bitter-sweet pleasures, wild eccentricity and dark secrets.

The Lemon Table sees McDiarmid and Grandage renew their long-term 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). 

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Socially Distanced Performances

We know that some people are still a bit nervous about returning to the theatre. We have therefore taken the decision to provide a socially distanced section of the auditorium for two of the performances for this show, so that nobody has to miss out!

The Circle will be socially distanced for the following performances:

Thu 11 Nov - 2:30pm
Thu 11 Nov - 7:30pm

Click on the relevant performance above to view the seating and book in socially distanced pods. If you have any issues trying to book these seats, please contact our Box Office.

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A bottle of white wine and two half-filled glasses stand on the stalls bar at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Beat the queues, pre-order your drinks now!

You can now order your pre-show and interval* drinks for this show to save you time when you visit!

Purchase your drinks and snacks in advance by clicking the link below and they will be waiting for you to collect at your chosen time and location.
 

*Where applicable.
PRE-ORDER YOUR DRINKS NOW

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Visiting the theatre safely

As we welcome you back to the Yvonne Arnaud, our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. 

How we can all work together to stay safe:

  • We ask that you consider others and continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) whilst in our venue.
  • Please consider your distance from others and follow the one-way system around the building.
  • Please take care over handwashing. We will continue to provide hand sanitiser around the building.
  • All public areas will have continue to have enhanced cleaning and regular fogging.
  • All staff, performers, and volunteers will continue to be regularly tested and will wear face coverings.

We ask that whatever your views on social distancing and mask wearing, you respect everyone in the theatre and their choices.

Making a booking.

To reduce contact, tickets will only continue to only be available via email. You will not be able to collect tickets from the Box Office. If you are able to open your tickets, from your email, on your mobile phone or tablet, you can just show them to us on this device rather than printing them at home.

We are now selling most performances at full capacity, even if they were originally sold as socially distanced. You are now able to book for groups of any size and with those outside of your household. 

If you would prefer not to be too close to other visitors, please contact the box office and we will do our best to recommend a performance or seats which may offer more space. 

We are also now offering socially distanced seating in the Circle for selected performances, please check individual show pages to see where this is applicable.

Book with confidence!

Rest assured, should you have to isolate due to Covid-19 when you are due to come to a booked event, we will happily help you out.

Where possible, we will move you to a different performance of the same show. If this isn't possible, we will give you a gift voucher for the price of your ticket, valid for 12 months from date of issue, so that you can come and see something else when your isolation is over!

Please contact the Box Office with as much notice as possible before the show to arrange this. We are unable to do this retrospectively after a show.

As is always the case, should an event be cancelled we will issue a full refund.

Whilst you are at the theatre.

We ask that if you, or any of your party, meet any of the following criteria on the day of the performance, that you do not attend:

  • In the last 10 days, have developed Covid-19 symptoms.
  • In the last 10 days, have tested positive for Covid-19.
  • In the last 10 days, have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • In the last 10 days, have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace system and told to self-isolate.

You are no longer required to undergo a temperature check, or to check-in on the NHS Test and Trace app.

There will be multiple hand sanitiser stations set up around the building. We ask that you continue to take care over handwashing, consider your proximity to others, and consider the safety of others and wear a face covering (unless exempt) when in our venue.

Our Café will be open before each event. We serve a range of alcoholic, hot, and soft drinks, as well as snacks and light meals. You can find out more about our food and drink offer, and view our current menu here.

We ask that you consider paying via contactless or card to help limit contact.

The cloakroom will continue to be closed. You will be able to take your belongings into the auditorium with you, but please bring the minimum number of personal items needed.

Prices

Tickets from £21.50

Concessions & Members' Discounts apply.
 

Early Bird Saver Offer

All Early Bird tickets have now been claimed for this show. Make sure you are signed up to receive our emails so you can be the first to find out about future new shows and Early Bird offers!

For more information about how our Early Bird and concessions work, click here.

Prices include all applicable fees & levies.

Details

Venue: Main House

Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes, with no interval.

Show Times

Tue 9 - Sat 13 Nov

Tues - Sat evenings, 7:30pm
Thu & Sat matinees, 2:30pm

Accessibility

Access tickets available, please contact our Box Office to book.
For more info on Accessibility, click here.

Advisory Info

Recommended for ages 12+, contains strong language.

Post-Show Talk

There will be a free post-show talk with Ian McDiarmid on Tuesday 9 November.