Lily Allen makes a curious departure from Noël Coward Theatre by hiding her face following latest performance in 2:22 A Ghost Story… 24 hours after ‘falling ill’ backstage
The singer and actress was back at work in hit play 2:22 A Ghost Story after winning consistently positive reviews for her role as Jenny – a married woman who believes her new home is haunted.
Emerging from the theatre in a pair of spotted slippers, Lily, 36, peered out at waiting fans before disappearing back inside.
Here she is: Lily Allen made a brief appearance outside London’s Noël Coward Theatre on Thursday evening, 24-hours after ‘falling ill’ inside the West End venue
The British star later broke her previous habit of leaving via the side entrance, opting instead to make her way through the front doors – a move that disappointed those who had waited for autographs.
Lily was seen hastily covering her face from th3e glare of camera flashes while making her way out onto the street following her latest performance.
However co-stars Jake Wood was on hand to satisfy those who had stood in wait as he made his own nightly departure from the venue.
Make way: The British star later broke her previous habit of leaving via the side entrance, opting instead to make her way through the front doors, concealing her face in the process
Here he comes: Co-stars Jake Wood was on hand to satisfy autograph hunters who had stood in wait as he made his own nightly departure from the venue
Despite her apparent illness the previous evening, Lily did manage to complete her show – with some fans taking to Twitter to praise her performance.
It comes after Lily faced backlash when she took to social media on Sunday night to share a snap of her pizza order, writing in the caption: ‘Not impressed tbh’ before tagging the brand Pizza Pilgrims.
She then shared another screenshot of someone who had messaged her saying that her post ‘could end’ the company and that it was ‘brutal for the business’, before hitting back.
Popular: Lily has won consistently positive reviews for her role as Jenny – a married woman who believes her new home is haunted – in hit play 2:22 A Ghost Story
The follower wrote in their message: ‘Brutal to this business, publicly shaming them, yikes!’
Lily then replied: ‘They shouldn’t be in the business of making pizzas if this is what their dishing out. I paid for it, I’m well within my right to express my displeasure.’ [sic]
The follower then said: ‘Totally, but you’ve got 1.1million followers with a lot of influence. Not to mention they’re probably trying to get back on their feet off the back of lockdowns and such. Maybe an inbox to their Instagram would be enough, a post like this could end them.’
Oh dear: Lily recently faced backlash for social media users after she shared a snap of her pizza order criticising the restaurant
Lily typed back: ‘1.5 million. And I think you’re actually more interested in telling a woman that she shouldn’t express her opinions than you are about this particular business. I get it, all the time, and I know it when I see it. Ask yourself if you’d tell a bloke the same?’
Later she posted another Story which read: ‘If you think I shouldn’t complain about s**t on my platform, block, restrict or unfollow me. The world is annoying as f**k sometimes, and I’m not here for all that ass kissing cloutathon nonsense. If you can’t call out a s**t pizza on here we’re all doomed.’
Lily has since removed her Instagram page.
Candid: The star shared another screenshot of someone who had messaged her saying that her post ‘could end ‘ the company and that it was ‘brutal for the business’, before hitting back
Lily’s first West End show, 2:22 A Ghost Story , which opened on August 3, received high praise from critics who applauded the ‘macabre playfulness’ of the production and her stellar stage presence.
The star plays the character Jenny in the thriller about four friends caught up in a night of high tension.
She is joined on stage by former EastEnders star Jake Wood, City Of Angels actor Hadley Fraser and Julia Chan of Silent House.