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Past shows

Browse our past main house productions.

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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Faustus: That Damned Woman

22 Jan - 22 Feb 2020

Chris Bush reimagines the Faust myth to explore what we must sacrifice to achieve greatness.

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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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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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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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Matthew Arnold Amateur Dramatics (MAAD) presents The Changing Room

27 Apr 2018

A lyrical piece about existing on the cusp of growing up.

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Limited Run

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

13 - 14 Apr 2018

The Lyric and Filter’s riotous reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare’s best loved 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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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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Jack & the Beanstalk

18 Nov 2017 - 06 Jan 2018

This year's panto looks set to be the biggest ever.

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The Seagull

03 Oct - 04 Nov 2017

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

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Fantastic Mr Fox

26 Jul - 20 Aug 2017

Back by popular demand! This brand new musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest.

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14 Jun - 15 Jul 2017

Guilty. Not Guilty. You Decide. Enter the courtroom. Hear the evidence. Make your judgement.

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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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UK Premiere


04 Mar - 08 Apr 2017

A cast of veteran actors play a group of seventeen year olds in this unique production. Funny, wise and a little bit sad.

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Fantastic Mr Fox

25 Jan - 19 Feb 2017

This brand new musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest.

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19 Nov 2016 - 07 Jan 2017

Lyric's annual panto filled with live music, lots of laughs and a magical Genie

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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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Things I Know To Be True 2016

10 Sep - 01 Oct 2016

The story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves.

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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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4:48 Psychosis

23 - 28 May 2016

The last work of the radical British playwright Sarah Kane, first performed posthumously in 2000 after her suicide in 1999.

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11 - 14 May 2016

Rising star composer Mark Simpson makes his operatic debut with this thriller, set in a gay club.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

19 Feb - 19 Mar 2016

The Lyric and Filter’s riotous reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays returns to the Lyric, after its critically acclaimed 2012 run.

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15 Jan - 13 Feb 2016

Simon Stephens’ unflinching and disturbing portrait of adolescent violence

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