Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781839042928Publication Date:
5 Oct 2023
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, 88 pages ISBN: 9781788507455Publication Date:
5 Oct 2023
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2023


By Ben Targét

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Ebook £10.99£8.79

On Stage at:
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh
From Fri 16 Aug 2024 to Sun 25 Aug 2024
  • Edinburgh Fringe First Award - 2023

When Ben Targét was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2012 Edinburgh Comedy Awards, he was set on the path to becoming a critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning performance artist.

Eight years later, amidst a global pandemic, he gave it all up to become the live-in carer for his uncle: an irascible octogenarian prankster called Lorenzo Wong.

LORENZO is their story, a show that confronts the messiness of ageing and dying through the medium of storytelling, servitude to the audience and live carpentry, a combination not seen on the world stage since Nazareth circa 30AD.

This book is the full script of that life-affirming show, with illustrations by Targét himself. It was directed by Adam Brace, and was premiered at Summerhall, Edinburgh, during the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it was awarded a Fringe First. It subsequently transferred to Soho Theatre, London.

Press Quotes

'A beautiful and wise work'

Time Out

'Very lovely... a joyful and philosophical show... a heartfelt hour about tough times and the people who quietly help us survive them'


'An exploration of the sorts of things that give life meaning... completely engaging... very funny and very moving... a life-affirming tale that is warm and whimsical, but fundamentally all about human connection'


'A moving and courageous piece of theatre'

The Scotsman

'The ultimate celebration of life. I've never laughed and cried so much at the same show'

Everything Theatre

'A joyous celebration of what it means to love deeply'

Fest Mag

'A deeply affecting, tender and funny story of love and loss'

The List

'A beautiful and touching insight into life'

West End Best Friend

'Ben Target is a master storyteller... The play is as heartfelt as it is disarmingly funny... a truly beautiful piece of work'

British Theatre Guide

'A heartfelt true story about providing end-of-life care to a family member during COVID, told in such a way that is never predictable and always, oddly, a pleasure'

Broadway Baby

'A testament to the art of storytelling... captures the humanity, tragedy and humour of life with a seeming ease'

Reviews Hub

'A masterclass in storytelling theatre, with the audience completely and utterly gripped throughout. It's beautiful and captivating and a sad story becomes utterly joyful in the hands of our charismatic host'

Broadway World
Paperback,88 pages ISBN: 9781839042928Publication Date:
5 Oct 2023
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,88 pages ISBN: 9781788507455Publication Date:
5 Oct 2023
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
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