A three-handed play, it describes the meeting betwen British drama critic Kenneth Tynan and retired silent movie star Louise Brooks in 1979, when Tynan - whose career by then was in steep decline, and who was to die the following year - interviewed the reclusive Brooks for an article in the New Yorker magazine.
The third character on stage, who exists in Tynan's imagination, is Lulu herself - the character played by Brooks in the famous 1929 silent movie Pandora's Box.
Peter Eyre looks and sounds strikingly like Tynan, and Thelma Barlow sheds all memories of her long-running soap opera role as Mavis in Coronation Street as she plays the seventy-something but still feisty actress whose performance in Pandora's Box represented for Tynan the epitome of female sexuality.
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— by Paul Webb