Black comedy Auntie and Me, starring comedian Alan Davies in his West End debut, will finish its run at the West End's Wyndhams Theatre at the end of its current booking period. The two-hander, a hit last year at the Edinburgh Fringe, opened on 14 January 2003 (previews from 8 January) and will now close on 26 April after a run of just under four months.

In Auntie and Me, Davies stars an eccentric bachelor driven to distraction by an ailing aunt who refuses to expire according to his planned deadline. He's joined in the West End production by Margaret Tyzack.

An award-winning comic, Davies has previously appeared in the West End with his stand-up shows Urban Trauma and Live at the Lyric. His television acting credits include Jonathan Creek, Bob and Rose and A Many Splintered Thing. At Edinburgh last year, Auntie and Me marked his stage acting debut.

The two-hander is written by award-winning Canadian playwright Morris Panych and directed by Anna Mackmin. It's presented in the West End by David Johnson, Karl Sydow and Matthew Gale.

Auntie and Me will be followed at the Wyndham's by Franco Zeffirelli production of Pirandello's Absolutely! (Perhaps), starring Joan Plowright and Oliver Ford Davies (See Today's Other News).

- by Terri Paddock