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Out West at the Lyric Theatre

June 18July 24

This summer the Lyric reopens with Out West – the world premiere of three new short plays written by three of the UK’s leading playwrights.

All rooted in West London, the plays explore race, identity and our sense of place and purpose, presented together as a triple bill.

The Overseas Student, written by Tanika Gupta and starring Esh Alladi

London. 1888.

An 18-year old Gandhi has just arrived from India to study Law. Miles from home, his wife and his family, we see him navigate a time of uncertainty, growth and opportunity. As he builds a new life, he explores the joys of money, food and women whilst facing the struggles of class and imperialism.

Gupta’s sharp and profound play is an insight into the teenage years of a man we know will grow up to be one of the most significant figures in history.

Blue Water and Cold and Fresh, written by Simon Stephens and starring Tom Mothersdale

London. 2020.

In the wake of city lockdown living and Black Lives Matter protests, one man’s journey across London raises difficult truths. His childhood memories. His father’s drinking. The woman he married. The birth of his son. His own white privilege. This heartfelt piece explores what it means to be a father, husband and son.

Go, Girl, written by Roy Williams and starring Ayesha Antoine

London. 2020.

Working as a security guard at Westfield and a mother to a teenage daughter, Donna sees her life as unremarkable. Why have things not turned out how she pictured when she was a young girl, inspired by the words of Michelle Obama? The hope and excitement she once felt has now become isolation and judgement of the choices she has made.

Until one night Donna gets a call from her daughter that makes her rethink her entire life. As their bravery and humanity is tested, Donna realises just how remarkable they both truly are.

A celebration of Black women, everyday heroism and female resilience.

Images above: Ayesha Antoine in rehearsals; The Lyric Theatre

Tickets

Out West is triple bill of three one person plays performed to a socially distanced audience. One ticket gives you access to all three plays. There will be one interval during the evening.

All available seats are in groups of one or two and must be purchased for people from the same household or support bubble. If you would like to book for a group larger than two, please contact our Box Office to enquire about your options.

Book Tickets:  live performances from 18 June to 24 July and the online streaming from 12- 17 July are available at  lyric.co.uk/shows/out-west/

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Details

Start:
June 18
End:
July 24
Event Category:

Venue

Lyric Theatre
Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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Phone:
020 8741 6822 ext. 404
Website:
www.lyric.co.uk

Details

Start:
June 18
End:
July 24
Event Category:

Venue

Lyric Theatre
Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
+ Google Map
Phone:
020 8741 6822 ext. 404
Website:
www.lyric.co.uk