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Podcast: Alex Jennings & co tell Untold Stories at Q&A

By • West End

Last night our Whatsonstage.com theatregoers headed to the West End's Duchess Theatre to see the transfer of the National Theatre's acclaimed productions of Hymn and Cocktail Sticks, a double-bill adapted from Alan Bennett's Untold Stories.

Alex Jennings - who joined us along with fellow cast members Jess Rawle, Derek Hutchinson and Sue Wallace for a Q&A after the show - repeats his acclaimed performance as Bennett in both pieces.

Directed by Nadia Fall, Hymn is a "touching memoir of music in childhood", with words by Bennett and an "evocative score" by George Fenton.

Cocktail Sticks is directed by Nicholas Hytner and revisits some of the themes and conversations of Bennett's memoir A Life Like Other People's.A son talks to his dead father as his mother yearns for a different life.

To listen to the Q&A, which was hosted by Theo Bosanquet, click the 'play' button below; or to subscribe and download from itunes, click here.

As always, please feel free to email your comments and thoughts about the show, as well as any of your favourite insights from last night to feedback@whatsonstage.com and don't forget to tweet using #wosouting! We would love to hear from you.

For details of other upcoming Outings, click here.


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