Heart of Hammersmith is the Lyric Theatre’s large-scale community play, telling intergenerational stories of the people, places, sights and sounds of Hammersmith past and present.
From lives lived to lives lost, lives forced out and lives brought together, Heart of Hammersmith celebrates West London through all of its hardships and triumphs and the vibrant individuals who make it what it is.
Inspired by true stories from West London, the play tracks immigrant arrivals, million-pound homes and social housing sitting side by side, the rise of gentrification and the shadows left by the Grenfell tragedy, the changing of attitudes, facing of tragedies and the rallying of a resilient community.
Heart of Hammersmith tells the story of Dieppe Street, a street from West London’s past, and a place that today unites us.
Working together with Nicholai La Barrie (Tina – The Tina Turner Musical Resident Director), the script has been created with the Lyric Community Company of 17 young members, aged 18-25, from West London.
Book Tickets: lyric.co.uk
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