2018 Season Announcement
Today we are pleased to announce our 2018 Season comprising a new adaptation, an innovative Shakespeare staging, a major festival production, a stunning revival, an award-winning contemporary opera and a brand new dance production.
Following on from the previously announced Things I Know to be True by Frantic Assembly, Toyah Willcox comes to the Lyric in an audacious new staging of Derek Jarman’s seminal film, Jubilee.
In March, Sean Holmes’ production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars comes to the Lyric after a sell-out run at the Abbey Theatre.
This is followed by the revival of the Royal Opera’s award-winning operatic production of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis in April.
The internationally renowned choreographer Hofesh Shechter brings his Shechter II company of talented young dancers to the Lyric for 6 performances only. Shechter II will be performing a double-bill of Hofesh’s blackly comic Clowns and a brand new creation to sit alongside it.
The Lyric’s co-production of Fatherland arrives in London in May/June as part of LIFT, following its world premiere at Manchester International Festival in 2017.
To take us in to next autumn, a new condensed staging of two of Shakespeare’s most brutal and poetic plays will both be performed in one production by one company in o t h e l l o m a c b e t h, directed by Jude Christian and Sean Holmes.