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Rubbish Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

15 Jun 2024

Enemies. Balconies. Kissing... sausage rolls!!?? 

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The Little Prince

08 Jun 2024

'Has a sheep on a star eaten a rose?' If that sounds silly then you might be like the King and the Business-Man on their lonely asteroids, forgetting that the most important things can only be understood with the heart.

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Princess Smartypants

28 May - 01 Jun 2024

A subversive, fun-filled adventure for children and their families

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The Not So Big Bad Wolf

25 May 2024

"Welcome back Listeners - Little Red Riding Hood here! Stay tuned as I go undercover to reveal the truth behind fairytales' most infamous villain - The Big Bad Wolf"

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Jack & The Beans Talk

18 May 2024

Was it a dream or did I hear a talking bean?

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Where the Lost Socks Go

11 May 2024

Where do our missing socks go? Do they end up down the plug hole or do they go sunbathing in the Caribbean?

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Cardboard Carnival

04 May 2024

Trunk, Tail, Ears or Wings? Carnival creates itself from all sorts of things!

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2024 Season

The Promise

30 April - 11 May 2024

This striking world première from the nationally acclaimed British theatre company Deafinitely Theatre is inspired by the extraordinary experiences of deaf people living with dementia.

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic

27 Apr 2024

Bring along your favourite bear and join us on a fun, exciting adventure to get to the picnic on time!

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Goldilocks

20 Apr 2024

Join Goldilocks as she befriends a family of bears and teaches everyone the value of sharing. The Let’s All Dance Ballet Company brings this classic children’s story to life for a special treat.

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2024 Season

Minority Report

20 April - 18 May 2024

In 2050, neuroscientist Dame Julia Anderton is about to launch the next phase of her pioneering Pre-Crime programme, detaining people for crimes before they are committed.

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Evolution Festival

Evolution Labs 2024: Mine Eyes Have Seen & Candida

26 - 28 Mar 2024

See a double-bill of reimagined plays including Mine Eyes Have Seen & Candida.

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Evolution Festival

Evolution Labs 2024: The Government Inspector & The Birds

25 - 27 Mar 2024

See a double-bill of reimagined plays including The Government Inspector & The Birds.

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Evolution Festival

Evolution Festival 2024: Scratches

25 - 26 Mar 2024

A showcase of brand new 10-minute scratch performances, created by trainees from the Lyric’s flagship training programme, SPRINGBOARD.

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Evolution Festival

Haemosporidian [He·mo·spo·rid·ian]

25 - 28 Mar 2024

Headlining the 2024 Evolution Festival is Haemosporidian [He·mo·spo·rid·ian], the Bill Cashmore Award-winning play written by Sam Purkis and co-created by Ryan Stevens and Wilf Walsworth.

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Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

16 Mar 2024

Biff is not like ordinary dogs.

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2024 Season

Faith Healer

14 Mar - 13 Apr 2024

Brian Friel’s play Faith Healer has spellbinding allure, and powerful stage mystery; it has thrilled audiences across the world since it first opened on Broadway in 1979. 

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Claytime

09 Mar 2024

The award-winning Indefinite Articles present their work for the very young: Claytime, a play with clay, where the audience are invited to participate.

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For the Culture

For the Comedy

04 Mar 2024

An evening of comedy for an excellent cause.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

02 Mar 2024

Drawing on the wealth of peculiar episodes from both Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Box Tale Soup invite you down the rabbit hole into a timeless world of wondrous fantasy.

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The Three Bears

24 Feb 2024

Deep in the forest live Mammy, Daddy and Baby Bear.

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For the Culture

Sancho & Me – For one night only

22 - 23 Feb 2024

Charles Ignatius Sancho was born on a slave ship on the Atlantic Ocean in 1729, yet he became a writer, composer, shopkeeper and respected ‘man of letters’ in 18th century London becoming the first man of African Heritage to vote in Britain.

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Can Bears Ski?

13 - 17 Feb 2024

Little Bear can’t hear Dad Bear calling, but feels the floor vibrate with heavy footsteps...

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Luna Loves Library Day The Musical

10 Feb 2024

Join Luna and her Dad for an adventure among the library shelves in this exciting new musical for families.

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For the Culture

For the Conversation

08 Feb 2024

Join award-winning poet, author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay OBE in a special pre-show Q&A with the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s Associate Director, Nicholai La Barrie.

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In the Dead of the Night

03 Feb 2024

"It's a cold rainy night and a storm is outside, Rain beats on the window by Lily's bedside. She's scared of the dark so she shuts her eyes tight, She hates nothing more than the dead of the night. Tap tap tap Comes the noise from the hallway..."

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2024 Season

Metamorphosis

01 Feb - 02 Mar 2024

Frantic Assembly and Lemn Sissay OBE collaborate on this thrilling new adaptation of Franz Kafka’s shocking tale of cruelty and kindness.

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The Witch and the Egg

27 Jan 2024

Witch does what witches do best… live in a nest, fly around scaring people and eating biscuits.

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Florence Nightingale and the Light of Life

20 Jan 2024

Join Florence Nightingale and her little owl Athena on this wonderful adventure that changed the world.

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Groove into the Woods

13 Jan 2024

Family favourite Groove Baby arrives with an exciting, jazz and funk fuelled show especially for 3 - 7s and their grown-ups!

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A Merry Lyric Christmas

04 Dec 2023

A festive fundraising evening for our Big Give Christmas Challenge.

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Christmas 2023

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas

22 Nov - 30 Dec 2023

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.

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Panto 2023

Cinderella

18 Nov 2023 - 06 Jan 2024

The Queen of Panto herself, award-winning writer and composer Vikki Stone brings her outrageous adaptation of Cinderella, full to the brim with sass and magic, rip-roaring comedy, live music and chart-topping hits.

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Glow

04 Nov 2023

We scuttle into the Underglade on the evening of the annual Bug Fest, where beetles, grasshoppers, and Lil’ Bugs alike gather with ant-incipation to celebrate and delight in the story of Gwen, the Glow Worm who lost her Glow.

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Live at the Lyric

01 Nov 2023

A fun evening of comedy for an excellent cause.

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2023 Season

The Empress

04 - 28 Oct 2023

This autumn the Royal Shakespeare Company brings the acclaimed play The Empress by Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Artistic Associate Tanika Gupta to The Lyric for four weeks only from 4 October.

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God of Carnage

01 - 30 Sep 2023

God of Carnage is the unmissable darkly funny roller-coaster you won’t want to end.

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Tales from Acorn Wood

08 - 20 Aug 2023

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s beloved Tales from Acorn Wood stories are brought to life on stage for the first time in an enchanting lift-the-flap experience.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

25 - 30 Jul 2023

Four timeless stories brought to life in one delightful show.

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School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

08 Jun - 22 Jul 2023

EXTENDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND - MUST END 22 JULY

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The Good Person of Szechwan

15 Apr - 13 May 2023

In its 80th anniversary, Brecht’s play is brought up to date in a new version by Nina Segal, directed by Anthony Lau.

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Evolution Festival

Wasted

21 - 24 Mar 2023

Best mates Amber and Bella find themselves at the centre of a missing person’s case after their flat mate Jacob doesn’t come home after a night out. What ensues is a pulsating crime drama that lifts the lid on a justice system falling short to protect young women.

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Othello

19 Jan - 11 Feb 2023

Frantic Assembly presents its award-winning and electrifying take on Shakespeare’s tragedy of paranoia, sex and murder.

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Panto 2022

Jack and the Beanstalk

19 Nov 2022 - 07 Jan 2023

Join us this festive season for the gigantic return of Jack and the Beanstalk.

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Christmas 2022

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas

23 Nov - 31 Dec 2022

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.

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Talking About A Revolution

12 - 15 Oct 2022

What would a revolution look like in 2022?

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Iphigenia in Splott

26 Sep - 22 Oct 2022

★★★★★ "Everyone should see this shattering modern classic. No one will remain unmoved." - The Guardian

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Lysistrata

08 - 10 Sep 2022

"We’re striking. No treatments. No shifts. No seminars."

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2022 Season

Closer

14 Jul - 13 Aug

In the chaos of London; four strangers meet, fall in love and fall apart.

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Lyric Partner

Amici’s One World: Wealth of the Common People

29 Jun - 02 Jul 2022

Amici Dance Theatre Company celebrate 40 years with their biggest production to date featuring over 80 disabled and non-disabled performers.

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2022 Season

Britannicus

26 May - 25 Jun 2022

A timely political thriller set in modern day Rome.

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Panto 2021

Aladdin

19 Nov 2021 - 02 Jan 2022

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Love, Love, Love

05 Mar - 04 Apr 2020

Rachel O’Riordan directs a major revival of this award-winning play that feels more relevant than ever.

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Panto 2019

Cinderella 2019

16 Nov 2019 - 05 Jan 2020

Polish your glass slippers, dust off your carriage and join us as the clock strikes midnight for the Fairy Godmother of pantomimes, Cinderella.

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Solaris

10 Oct - 02 Nov 2019

David Greig adapts Stanisław Lem’s cult science fiction novel for the stage.

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West End

Noises Off at the Garrick Theatre

27 Sep 2019 - 04 Jan 2020

Michael Frayn’s iconic backstage comedy Noises Off transfers to the West End, following a triumphant sell-out run here at the Lyric.

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A Doll’s House

06 Sep - 05 Oct 2019

Tanika Gupta reimagines Ibsen’s classic play of gender politics through the lens of British colonialism.

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Noises Off

27 Jun - 03 Aug 2019

Michael Frayn’s iconic comedy Noises Off returns to the Lyric

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Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

21 May - 15 Jun 2019

Pioneering theatre company Kneehigh return to the Lyric with a twisted morality tale for our times.

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The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

19 Feb - 16 Mar 2019

Like a graphic novel burst into life, 1927 invites you on a theatrical journey of startling originality.

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othellomacbeth

05 Oct - 03 Nov 2018

An audacious condensed staging of two of Shakespeare’s most brutal and poetic plays.

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The Plough and the Stars

15 Mar - 07 Apr 2018

Set amid the tumult of the Easter Rising, The Plough and the Stars is the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time. 

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Jubilee

15 Feb - 10 Mar 2018

A stage adaptation of Derek Jarman’s iconic film. Starring Toyah Willcox.

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Things I Know to be True

11 Jan - 03 Feb 2018

Following a hugely successful 2016 Australian and UK tour, the critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True returns to delight audiences in early 2018.

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The Seagull

03 Oct - 04 Nov 2017

Unrequited love. Creative jealousy. Guns. Vodka and Art.

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City of Glass

21 Apr - 20 May 2017

Tony Award-winning 59 Productions and Olivier Award-nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan bring this seminal American novel to life in a dazzlingly original stage adaptation.

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Shopping & F***ing

07 Oct - 05 Nov 2016

A prophetic vision of our twenty-first century world

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Bugsy Malone

11 Jun - 04 Sep 2016

The Lyric's critically acclaimed, Bugsey Malone returns to the Lyric for a 12 week run.

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Herons

15 Jan - 13 Feb 2016

Simon Stephens’ unflinching and disturbing portrait of adolescent violence

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Evolution Festival

Evolution Festival 2023: Audio

21 - 24 Mar 2023

A showcase of brand new 10-minute scratch performances, created by trainees from the Lyric’s flagship industry-leading SPRINGBOARD programme.

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Out West

18 June - 24 July 2021

The world premiere of three new short plays written by three of the UK’s leading playwrights.

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

09 Oct - 06 Nov 2021

Sometimes I dream… of anything! Of anything. Other than this.

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2022 Season

Running With Lions

10 Feb - 12 Mar 2022

A family drama of love, loss and hope.

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Lyric West End

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

12 Jun - 09 Sep 2023

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out run, Accidental Death of an Anarchist transfers to the West End

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