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The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre & Wimbledon College of Art present

Evolution 2020: Evolution Lab: Ad Nauseam & Rhino(s)

11 - 12 Feb 2020
Running time
2 x 30min shows separated by a 20min interval

Inspired by the reframed and reclaimed classic plays in Rachel O’Riordan’s first season as the Lyric’s Artistic Director, the Evolution Lab invites four emerging directors to collaborate with design students from the BA Theatre Design course at Wimbledon College of Arts UAL to re-imagine classic texts.

See a double-bill of reimagined plays by directors Yasmin Hafesji and Gavin Joseph on the 11 or 12 Feb starting at 7pm.

A reimagining of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros
Directed by Yasmin Hafesji
Designed by Charlotte Von Szczepanski
When a lone rhinoceros storms the streets, our protagonist pays little attention to it. As more rhinoceroses begin to appear all over the city, chaos ensues. Can one person stand firm whilst the world, as they know it, is under threat?

Ad Nauseam
A re-imagining of Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano
Directed by Gavin Joseph
Designed by Pip Terry

In the near dystopian future, language has continued to dissolve, our senses have become numbed, and our behaviours have merged into one. Enter the Smith’s and Martin’s as they attempt to provide meaning to the meaningless.


Click here to view the full Evolution 2020 timetable.