I’m going dark for a bit: Lily Allen announces social media break
Lily Allen has said “I am going dark for a bit” as she announced she will be taking a break from social media.
The 37-year-old singer and actress is set to star in West End show The Pillowman later this year.
Allen shared that she will be taking time away from social media with a post on Instagram on Saturday evening, writing: “I am going dark for a bit.
“I have been finding it harder and harder to focus lately, because phone.
“I have some really great things coming up work wise and I really want to honor these commitments and all the people involved properly.
“That means being off of this.
“My team may post bits and bobs but it’s goodnight from me. X”
Allen, who lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Stranger Things star David Harbour, is set to star in upcoming dark comedy Dreamland.
The six-part series, which will air on Sky Comedy and streaming service Now, will see Allen attend a baby shower for her eldest sister, played by ex-Doctor Who actress Freema Agyeman, in the British seaside town of Margate.
Based on the 2018 Bafta-winning short of the same name written by Sharon Horgan, it is a comedy drama about secrets, lies, loves and aspirations within a family of four sisters.
Last year Allen made her stage debut in the Olivier-nominated London West End thriller 2:22 A Ghost Story, alongside Encanto’s Stephanie Beatriz and Inbetweeners actor James Buckley.
For the role, she was awarded best female-identifying role in a play at the Whatsonstage Awards and nominated for an Olivier Award for best actress.
In November 2022 it was announced that she will return to the stage in a revival of Olivier Award-winning play The Pillowman.
In the show, which begins at the Duke of York’s Theatre on June 10, Allen will play main character Katurian, an author who is arrested due to suspicion surrounding his gruesome short stories.
Allen will be the first woman to play the role.