Lily Allen was supported in the last performance of her West End play, The Pillowman, by former stepfather Harry Enfield.
The singer-turned-actress, 38, was seen leaving the Duke Of York Theater alongside the comedian on Friday.
Funny man Harry, 62, was in a relationship with Lily’s mother, Alison Owen, 62, for three years in the ’90s and helped raise Lily and her actor brother Alfie, 36.
After the show, Lily showcased her unique sense of style in a figure-hugging midi dress embellished with a psychedelic print.
She completed the look with quirky blue wellington boots and a neon green over-the-shoulder bag.
Family: Lily Allen, 38, was supported by her former stepfather Harry Enfield, 62, in the latest performance of his West End play, The Pillowman.
Comedy gold: funny man Harry was in a relationship with Lily’s mother, Alison Owen, 62, for three years in the ’90s and helped raise Lily and her brother Alfie, 36.
She appeared makeup-free after the performance with her blonde locks loose.
Meanwhile, Harry cut a casual figure in a white shirt that he teamed with chino pants and brown suede shoes.
Sporting a pair of black-rimmed glasses, he took a sip from a bottle of water as he left the theater.
Over the years it has been reported that Harry’s iconic character ‘Kevin The Teenager’, known for his scruffy demeanor, was based on Lily and her brother Alfie.
Lily’s father is actor Keith Allen, who left the family when Lily was just four years old in 1989. In her 2018 memoir My Thoughts Exactly, she wrote about his departure.
She wrote: ‘One of my earliest memories is of mom and dad breaking up. We were in our social flat in Bloomsbury…
Dad was saying, “Mommy and I are breaking up now.” “I was about four years old and I was thinking, ‘Does that mean we have to look for a new father?’ It was very hard on Mom. She was producing her first film and my brother, Alfie, was a difficult boy.
It was then that she met Harry, with whom she enjoyed her three-year romance.
Fans: After the show, Lily showed off her unique sense of style in a figure-hugging midi dress embellished with a psychedelic print as she met fans.
Style: She completed the look with quirky blue Wellington boots and a neon green over-the-shoulder clutch.
Casual: Meanwhile, Harry cut a casual figure in a white shirt that he teamed with chino pants and brown suede shoes
In 2010, Harry opened up about his relationship with fame and how he mentored Lily, as well as the great interest in their relationship.
Speaking about the nature of fame, he told The Guardian: ‘You have to do a lot of interviews. It’s like what happened to Lily. [Allen] when she became famous…
‘Suddenly Lily is bleeding everywhere and she’s doing every damn interview, because she’s told to. You are young and you do it. Only afterwards do you become a little smart.
Asked if he told Lily to “keep her advice,” he continued: “Yes. Not well [that I’m asked about Lily rather than my three biological children]…
‘I don’t want to talk about my children. It’s one of the reasons why I thought if I could try being a writer, that would be nice, because I really don’t want my kids to grow up with me being famous.
After receiving critical acclaim for her West End debut in 2:22 A Ghost Story, Lily has shown she’s eager to stay in the theater world by taking on a role in the first major rival of the award-winning play. Olivier by Martin McDonagh. .
In a role in which Lily covers one side of her face in blood, The Pillowman will run for a limited time only, ending in early September.
The website says: ‘In a totalitarian state, authorities question a writer about a series of murders that bear similarities to her short stories. Is this life imitating art or something more sinister?
Family: Lily and mum Alison, who was in a three-year relationship with Harry, pictured in 2021
Bond: It’s been reported over the years that Harry’s iconic character ‘Kevin The Teenager’, known for his scruffy demeanor, was based on Lily and her brother Alfie (Lily and Harry pictured together in 2021)
“This black comedy, widely considered one of the best works of the last 25 years, examines the role of the artist in society and asks what price we pay for freedom of expression.”
Lily is the first woman to take on the title role of Katurian in the 2003 revival of the play, which follows the fiction writer imprisoned by a totalitarian state.
Starring alongside Steve Pemberton, who plays Tupolski, and Matthew Tennyson, who plays Michael, Lily plays the role previously played by David Tennant twenty years ago.
Speaking about the decision to cast a woman in the role, Lily said The Telegraph: ‘I think it will add an extra layer of horror, because we’re not used to seeing women beaten.
‘It will be shocking, in that sense. I also feel like men don’t necessarily get the same c**p for their artistic output as women.
The Pillowman follows Katurian as she is brutally interrogated by authorities after a series of murders bear similarities to her tales.
Busy: Lily has been busy on stage in Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman (pictured), after making her West End debut in 2:22 A Ghost Story
The Pillowman: What do the critics think?
‘[The] the production lacks psychological conviction and a certain atmospheric acrimony, while Allen is completely at sea amid the play’s daring shifts in tone.
‘I went expecting to be shaken and dizzy. Instead, I often found myself a bit bored.’
The timesClive Davis
‘Is Allen up to the task? It’s true that she didn’t disgrace herself in that immensely popular supernatural thriller, 2:22: A Ghost Story.
‘But here, its limitations are more exposed. There is very little variation in his voice and mannerisms; she sometimes seems almost a spectator of her own test.
“It’s Steve Pemberton and Paul Kaye, as the sadists Tupolski and Ariel, respectively, who get your attention.”
“There’s a pale deadpan about Allen that may be intentional, but it makes it hard to relate to.
‘McDonagh looks to, rather than interrogates, the myth of the tortured artist, as well as the notion of creative immortality, but mischievously refusing to commit to a point of view, he repeatedly undermines his own arguments, with the result that the work is feels flimsy and hazy.
The evening standardNick Curtis
‘Allen, who made an impressive acting debut in Dunster’s current 2:22 A Ghost Story, is binge-watchable: drawn, intense, angular.
“But this show requires a juggling of emotional states that she can’t muster.”
“As she did in her West End debut, 2:22 A Ghost Story (also directed by Dunster), Allen does well on stage: candid, eloquent and never too manic in a role that could easily fall for histrionics in the wrong hands.
“He certainly has better material to work with here than he did in his freshman performance, to the point that you can draw a pretty definite character arc as Katurian transitions from bewilderment to confident catharsis.”