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Ian McDiarmid portrait shot for The Lemon Table

The Lemon Table is like one of this autumn’s must-see theatre shows, a solo performance at HOME from Ian McDiarmid, acclaimed RSC actor and cherished by millions as a regular Star Wars scene-stealer in his reoccurring role as Emperor Palpatine.

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 work to the stage for the first time. In McDiarmid’s one-man performance we encounter a spectrum of bitter-sweet pleasures, wild eccentricity and dark secrets.

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