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

October 2021

Lyric Theatre – The Beauty Queen of Leenane

October 9November 6
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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Sometimes I dream… of anything! Of anything. Other than this. In the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, Maureen Folan – a plain, lonely woman, tied to her manipulative and ageing mother, Mag – comes alive at her first and possibly last prospect of a loving relationship. But Mag has other ideas; and her interference sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play’s breathtaking conclusion. Rachel O’Riordan directs a major revival of this darkly comic, award-winning…

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Little Lyric – The Tales of Robin Hood

October 23
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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Join England's Greatest Outlaw as he and his Merry Friends take on the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham. Be swept along in the adventure as dynamic puppetry and colourful acting bring these much-loved tales to life. With comedy, derring-do and even interactive archery The Tales of Robin Hood is a 'quiver-full of fun' for both young and old alike. This production will have two 50 minute performances, one at 11.00 am and the other at 1.00 pm. Tickets: £5 Book tickets: lyric.co.uk…

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Little Lyric – Zoom

October 26 @ 8:00 amOctober 30 @ 5:00 pm BST
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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Molly knows everything about space. All the planets and their moons; even the number of Saturn's rings. Everything! Zoom is a new play for children aged 3-8 years with music, songs and puppetry. A gentle introduction for young children into ways they can help to protect their environment. 'Molly is definitely, absolutely going to be an astronaut when she grows up.' But when, one wintry night, Molly meets a visitor from outer space she realises she still has a lot to…

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November 2021

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

November 6
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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All around the world Roald Dahl's words are disappearing, not only from books but from children's minds too! Now only a secret organisation known as the Ancient Guild of Tale Tenders can save the stories - and they need your help! Especially made for ages 6 and up, Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers develops both creative and literacy skills through performance, games and creative play whilst exploring Roald Dahl's extraordinary stories. This production will have two performances, one at 11.00 am…

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Little Lyric – The Princess and The Pea

November 13
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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Set in the Museum of Forgotten Things, three musical curators, tell the tale of the museums artefacts including the mystery of a little green pea and how it got there. This one hour of fun is packed with humour and memorable songs, including 'a romp through every type of princess you can imagine, with hilarious costumes to match'. This production will run two performances, one at 11.00 am and the other at 1.00 pm. Tickets: £8 Book tickets: lyric.co.uk/shows All…

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Panto at The Lyric – Aladdin

November 19, 2021January 2, 2022
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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This Christmas, all of your wishes shall be granted and you'll be sat with your loved ones singing 'Glory, Glory, Hammersmith' once again. Join Aladdin, the Genie and their friends and go on a magical carpet ride. This festive family adventure follows Aladdin on his quest for true love, fortune and (maskless) hugs with his nearest and dearest. Expect the usual Lyric twist on all of your favourite characters as well as live music, magic lamps, plenty of laughs and…

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Little Lyric – Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas

November 24December 24
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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Join Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve. Watch as he prepares for his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night. Back for the show’s 10th anniversary year, Christmas isn’t Christmas without this Lyric family favourite, co-produced with the Olivier Award-nominated Pins & Needles Productions. Each performance will last 60 minutes, with a variety of showtimes.…

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January 2022

For the Culture: Celebrations of Blackness

January 21, 2022February 20, 2022
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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For the Culture: Celebrations of Blackness is a brand new festival celebrating Black joy, talent, culture and creativity, led and curated by Dr Peggy Brunache, Lecturer in the History of Atlantic Slavery & Director of the Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies at University of Glasgow, Tinuke Craig, Lyric Artistic Associate and Nicholai La Barrie, Lyric Associate Director. Over the course of three days in late January 2022, the Lyric will host a programme of events and performances, which celebrate Black culture, identity and history. The…

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February 2022

Running With Lions

February 10, 2022March 12, 2022
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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‘Joshy is gone. No badda bawl an disappear, yuh cyaan bring him back.’ Following the death of a loved one, a British-Caribbean family struggles to come to terms with their grief. Isolated by their generational beliefs and challenges to their faith and mental health, they live between the things they do and do not say. Running With Lions explores the journey of one family’s reconciliation after loss and the rediscovery of love and joy. Running With Lions is the first play from…

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April 2022

Scandaltown

April 7, 2022May 14, 2022
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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'Dear Miss Tweetwell, the ladder is where I live. For at the top lies reputation and wealth and at the bottom: ignominy and squalor.' When noble heroine Miss Phoebe Virtue receives worrisome news on Instagram that her twin brother Jack may be endangering his reputation in London Town, she decides she must visit herself, and investigate… Set in our contemporary post-pandemic capital, full of illicit sex, political hypocrisy and the machinations of a fame-hungry elite, Mike Bartlett’s new play, directed…

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May 2022

Britannicus

May 26, 2022June 25, 2022
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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'Tyranny always promises good things.' Power and succession are in the very bones of Rome. Agrippina – desperate to cling onto power – has ensured her son, Nero, is the Roman Emperor, in place of his half-brother and the rightful heir. But the corridors of power and Nero’s own obsession turn a once virtuous ruler into an oppressive tyrant. This noble tragedy explores monarchy, dictatorship and depravity. Translated and adapted by Timberlake Wertenbaker, a tour de force, once described as…

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July 2022

Closer

July 14, 2022August 13, 2022
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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'I need you. I can’t think, I can’t work, I can’t breathe. We are going to die. Please…save me.' Dan and Alice. Anna and Dan. Larry and Anna. Alice and Larry. In the chaos of London; four strangers meet, fall in love and fall apart as desire turns to heartbreak. Closer is the Olivier award-winning play of the hit film. In a radical new staging by Clare Lizzimore this funny and uncompromising modern classic cuts to the quick of human…

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September 2022

Heather

September 29, 2022October 29, 2022
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street,
Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
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‘I want this life and more. I want to see you, lady of the house, presiding yourself like Queen Nefertiti, over all of them.’ Heather is newly married. She’s finally living the life she always dreamed of. She hates it more than she can bear. Trapped in a conventional life brimming with social expectation and outdated ideals, free spirited Heather is plagued with thoughts of the freedom and passion she once knew. When she sees her life and sanity begin…

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