Last night was a big one for Linsday Lohan, who made her West End debut in Speed the Plow.
The play was meant to be her comeback to the world of serious acting, but according to initial reviews, things didn’t go quite as planned at the preview yesterday evening.
Lindsay got off to a rough start, forgetting her lines numerous times, saved only by prompting from offstage. Cringe.
Major kudos to the woman who was feeding Lindsay Lohan her lines from offstage at #speedtheplow
— Rafay Agha (@rafayfay) September 24, 2014
She also relied on a book with some lines written in it that she used as a prop.
Reviewer Nico Hines wrote, “On the first night of previews, a work-in-progress feel is to be expected. But halfway through… the audience was openly laughing at Lohan's struggle to grasp [playwright] Mamet's sharp, trademark dialogue.” Well… that doesn’t sound too positive!
LiLo spoke about her struggle to learn the complex lines in an interview with The Telegraph earier this month. “It’s… terrifying, at times,” she said. “Because in the beginning I, like, panicked. I was like, ‘Oh my f**k, I can’t say all this s**t.’”
She remained calm yesterday on social media, with posting this picture of the Playhouse Theatre to Twitter with the caption "Ready."
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) September 24, 2014
Despite her obvious nervousness and forgetfulness, her performance still received praise from some audience members.
— Matt Chenery (@MattChenery) September 24, 2014
— Samuel Ch. Zernig (@SamuelCh) September 24, 2014
The actress herself seemed happy enough as she was pictured leaving her hotel later that evening:
The show runs until the end of November, so hopefully Lindsay will have time to swot up between now and then!