Lindsay Lohan’s Play Opens In The West End And She Forgets Her Lines Five Times

First night nerves got the better of her.


by Stevie Martin |
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Oh dear. All eyes were on Lindsay Lohan last night as her play, David Mamet's Speed The Plow, opened Wednesday night in London's West End. Reactions were mixed, mainly because she forgot her lines five times and had to be prompted – and she read a few of them from a book.

'On the first night of previews, a work-in-progress feel is to be expected. But halfway through the second act of Speed The Plow, the audience was openly laughing at Lohan's struggle to grasp Mamet's sharp, trademark dialogue,' writes Nico Hines, a reviewer for The Daily Beast. However, he does go on to mention that 'Lohan remained charming throughout'.

Other audience members enjoyed her performance, despite the line-dropping and the apparent laughter during one of her biggest speeches: 'It was no means a perfect performance and she's certainly no Judi Dench, but she wasn't awful,' a source told the Mail Online. 'There is a line where she says "I know what it is to be bad, I've been bad" and the audience all cracked up laughing but she got great applause in the curtain call and someone passed her flowers from audience.'

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To be fair, the pressure on the 28-year-old was huge last night, so nerves are understandable. And it seems like the laughter was more of a laughing WITH thing, rather than a laughing AT thing. Twitter seemed to reflect the mixed reception, too, with audience members using the #speedtheplow hashtag to mull over Lindsay's London stage debut:

We've booked our tickets, and can't wait to see how the play shapes up in a couple of weeks' time...

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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