Lily Allen’s The Pillowman ‘is HALTED as member of audience collapses’

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  • The role is a serious undertaking for Lily as she doesn’t leave the stage throughout the play’s duration
  • The play first premiered in 2003 and was written by Martin McDonagh who has since become known for films including The Banshees Of Inisherin and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

An audience member reportedly collapsed during a performance of the stage show The Pillowman starring Lily Allen on Tuesday night.

The Sun claims that the show had to be halted due to the incident after singer and actress Lily, 38, raised the alarm after seeing the woman become unwell.

Lily has been performing a string of shows at the Duke of York theatre in London as has been getting rave reviews.

The star has taken on the role of Katurian, a writer of disturbingly violent stories who is imprisoned by a totalitarian state.

An onlooker told the publication of the collapse: ‘About 30 minutes into The Pillowman, Lily was giving her monologue but suddenly stopped when she saw a woman fall ill.

‘Lily was amazing and raised the alarm immediately and called for the play to be stopped.

‘The woman was helped out of the theatre and appeared to be alright.’

Lily Allen dramatically shows off her bloodied face as she takes a bow on stage after her press night debut in new West End play The Pillowman

The rest of the audience were then reportedly told to wait for 30 minutes before the performance resumed.

The Pillowman is Lily’s latest acting role after she appeared as Jenny in 2:22 A Ghost Story last year.

The songstress recently appeared on This Morning alongside her co-star Steve Pemberton to discuss the production.

She said: ‘There’s a bit of violence in it. She’s an artist and writer and that’s something I relate to. She definitely pushes boundaries. There was a lot for me to tap into.’

Lily, who is used to performing as a singer, told how she likes the settled nature of starring in a theatrical production.

She said: ‘I really like the routine of it all. I love being in one place. It’s nice not to get on a bus and move to the next destination.’

The role is a serious undertaking for Lily as she doesn’t leave the stage throughout the play’s duration.

She said: ‘There are so many lines. I started learning them in February. She reads out her stories. Five or six of her stories, I have to know off by heart.’

Steve also sang Lily’s praises, saying: ‘She’s absolutely smashing it. She carries the whole play because she never leaves the stage.’

Although she is enjoying her work, Lily said she has no desire for the play to receive an extended run as her children Ethel and Marnie are returning to school in September.

The play first premiered in 2003 and was written by Martin McDonagh who has since become known for films including The Banshees Of Inisherin and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The Pillowman will run for a limited time only, finishing in early September.

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