Lindsay Lohan Forgets Lines On West End Debut
Troubled star's performance in Speed The Plow gets a mixed reception...
Lindsay Lohan appears to have been suffering from butterflies in her tummy as she made her West End stage debut last night.
The troubled star, 28, is appearing in a new production of David Mamet's Speed The Plow at the Playhouse Theatre - but didn't quite have her lines down for the first performance.
The Daily Beast's Nico Hines reported that Li-Lo was provoking laughter in the wrong places, writing: "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."
But he did concede that she "remained charming throughout".
Several Twitter users confirmed that Lohan had needed her lines fed to her at points, and there was also mention of co-star Richard Schiff suffering from nerves.
An unimpressed @nikkiiia wrote: "A very underwhelming production..hopefully it will find it's feet 5/10... #lindsaylohan"
But others were bowled over by Li-Lo.
One fan, @SamuelCh, wrote: "Loved love loved #speedtheplow !! @lindsaylohan was superb in the 3rd act! Such an amazing actress!!"
And @MattChenery agreed, writing: "After a nervous start and a shaky monologue (prompts needed) @lindsaylohan held her own to make a triumphant West End Debut #speedtheplow"
— Samuel Ch. Zernig (@SamuelCh) September 24, 2014
— Matt Chenery (@MattChenery) September 24, 2014
The actress has so far maintained a silence on social media in the wake of the opening.