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Collaboration is at the heart of theatre and collaboration, in all its forms, is at the heart of our new season. The sonic blast of Filter; the fevered imaginations of Dyson and Nyman; the theatrical excess of The Brothers Marquez; the glorious insanity of Spymonkey; the unsettling vision of Eldridge, Holman and Stephens and Improbable’s improbability should ensure six months of terror, laughter and the unexpected‌ Come along and enjoy. Sean Holmes Artistic Director


Image: ON Studio Photo Copyright: Gino Sprio

15 January – 20 February

Hope, despair and vodka. Fusing imaginative staging with their trademark use of sound, Filter theatre company join with Sean Holmes to distil the essence of Chekhov’s classic play. With Clare Dunne, Romola Garai and Poppy Miller as the Three Sisters. Directed by Sean Holmes & Filter Designed by Jon Bausor Lighting by Paule Constable Music by Chris Branch Sound by Nick Manning

Evenings Mon – Sat 7.30pm Matinees Wed 27 Jan & 03, 10, 17 Feb 1.30pm Sat 30 Jan & 06, 13, 20 Feb 2.30pm Tickets £10 – £25

Free First Night 15 Jan 7.30pm £10 Nights 16 – 29 Jan 7.30pm & 30 Jan 2.30pm £5 Friends Nights 26 Jan 7.30pm, 02 Feb 7.30pm & 20 Feb 2.30pm Free Q&A after the show 02 & 11 Feb Audio Described Performance 06 Feb 2.30pm Open Captioned Performance 09 Feb 7.30pm See Book Now page for details

A LYRIC HAMMERSMITH AND FILTER PRODUCTION

Ages 14+

0871 22 117 22 www.lyric.co.uk


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24 February – 03 April

A truly terrifying theatrical experience from The League of Gentlemen’s Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, co-creator and director of Derren Brown’s television and stage shows and star of Dead Set and Severance.

What are you hiding from? WARNING Please be advised that Ghost Stories contains moments of extreme shock and tension. The show is unsuitable for anyone under the age of 16. We strongly advise those of a nervous disposition to think very seriously before attending.

Evenings Mon – Fri 8pm, Sat 9pm Matinees Every Sat 5pm Tickets £10 – £25

Written & directed by Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman Associate Director Sean Holmes Designed by Jon Bausor Lighting by James Farncombe Sound by Nick Manning Free First Night 24 Feb 8pm £10 Nights 25 Feb – 05 Mar 8pm & 27 Feb 5pm & 9pm £5 Friends Nights 02, 09 Mar 8pm & 03 Apr 5pm Free Q&A after the show 09 & 18 Mar Audio Described Performance 25 Mar 8pm Open Captioned Performance 02 Apr 8pm See Book Now page for details

A LYRIC HAMMERSMITH AND LIVERPOOL EVERYMAN AND PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION

Ages 16+

0871 22 117 22 www.lyric.co.uk


Fun, frolics and fools this April The Brothers Marquez in

Spymonkey’s A deliciously dark comedy set in an Italian circus at the turn of the 20th century. Written by and starring The Brothers Marquez, last seen together in the hit comedy Boeing-Boeing.

A glorious mistelling of Melville’s epic. International comedy sensation Spymonkey are eaten alive by a literary monster.

Get your ringside seat. Directed by Jos Houben & Rob Thirtle Directed by Timothy Sheader

07 – 17 April Evenings Mon – Sat 7.30pm Matinee Sat 17 Apr 2.30pm Tickets £10 – £25

Free First Night 07 Apr 7.30pm £10 Nights 08 – 10 Apr 7.30pm

A BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY PRODUCTION

£5 Friends Nights 15 Apr 7.30pm & 17 Apr 2.30pm Free Q&A after the show 15 Apr Audio Described Performance 13 Apr 7.30pm Open Captioned Performance 15 Apr 7.30pm See Book Now page for details

Ages 11+

20 April – 01 May Evenings Mon – Sat 7.30pm Matinee Sat 01 May 2.30pm Tickets £10 – £25

Free First Night 20 Apr 7.30pm £10 Nights 21 – 24 Apr 7.30pm

A Spymonkey and Royal & Derngate Northampton production

£5 Friends Nights 29 Apr 7.30pm & 01 May 2.30pm

Ages 11+

Free Q&A after the show 29 Apr Audio Described Performance 28 Apr 7.30pm Open Captioned Performance 30 Apr 7.30pm See Book Now page for details

0871 22 117 22 www.lyric.co.uk


07 – 29 May

If it were all to end… Where would you go? Who would you see? What would you do? On a farm in the North East of England a family gathers. Three of the UK’s leading playwrights come together to create an epic play about the very end of time. Image: NASA

A NEW PLAY BY DAVID ELDRIDGE, ROBERT HOLMAN AND SIMON STEPHENS

Directed by Sean Holmes Designed by Jon Bausor Sound by Nick Manning

A LYRIC HAMMERSMITH PRODUCTION

Evenings Mon – Sat 7.30pm Matinees Wed 26 May 1.30pm & Sat 29 May 2.30pm Tickets £10 – £25

Free First Night 07 May 7.30pm £10 Nights 08 – 15 May 7.30pm £5 Friends Nights 18, 27 May 7.30pm & 29 May 2.30pm Free Q&A after the show 18 May & 27 May Open Captioned Performance 26 May 7.30pm Audio Described Performance 29 May 2.30pm See Book Now page for details

Ages 14+

0871 22 117 22 www.lyric.co.uk


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06 – 17 July

Improbable presents Keith Johnstone’s

Part chat show. Part improv show. Totally unique theatre. Improbable returns to the Lyric with one of its most daring and extraordinary shows. ‘Truly fantastic theatre — spontaneous, unique, universal and mythological.’ Guardian

AN IMPROBABLE AND LYRIC HAMMERSMITH PRODUCTION

Visit the website for performance dates and times. Tickets £10 – £25

0871 22 117 22 www.lyric.co.uk


Photos: Helen Maybanks

A chilled-out showcase of rising talent on the last Friday of every month. An evening of eclectic talent with a blend of soulful vocalists, up-and-coming bands, poetry, dance and comedy as the Studio is transformed into the Lyric Lounge.

Fri 29 Jan 8pm / Produced by TaYshan & Farhana Ahmed Fri 26 Feb 8pm / Produced by Shane Solanki & Naomi O’Kelly Fri 26 Mar 8pm / Produced by Tom Sturridge & Henry Lloyd-Hughes

Tickets £10

Fri 30 Apr 8pm / Produced by Sam Thompson & Dean Atta Fri 28 May 8pm / Produced by Charlotte Wakefield & Lucy May Barker Fri 25 Jun 8pm / Produced by Nathan Bryon & Stuart Mackenzie

0871 22 117 22 www.lyric.co.uk


03 – 20 February

Hosted by Richard Herring

Tickets £10

A CARTOON DE SALVO PRODUCTION

Ages 16+

Our regular Sunday Night Comedy returns with a side-splitting mix of famous headliners and rising stars, all handpicked by Richard Herring. Visit the website for news on the latest line-ups.

Photo: Lee Quinnell

Photo: Ed Collier

Evenings Mon – Sat 8pm

For twenty years, One Trick Pony have been rockin’ all over the UK, giving audiences exactly what they want. So what makes tonight different? Love, loyalty and loss are all on the set-list for Cartoon de Salvo’s new show in a nearby Hammersmith boozer.

Switch off the Antiques Roadshow. Give the roast to the dog. Get down to the Lyric.

Sun Evenings 24 Jan, 28 Feb, 21 Mar, 25 Apr, 23 May & 27 Jun 8pm

Ages 16+

Tickets £10 & £15

0871 22 117 22 www.lyric.co.uk


17 – 19 June

Join West London’s largest theatre company for just £5 a year.

If you’re aged 14 – 21, live or go to school in West London, and are passionate about making theatre on-stage or behind the scenes, the Lyric Young Company is for you.

Download the membership form at www.lyric.co.uk or call us on 0871 22 117 22.

From workshops to work experience, masterclasses to full-scale productions, come and be part of the Lyric.

The ensemble cast of Jack and the Beanstalk, all Lyric Young Company members.

Amici Dance Theatre Company’s 30th anniversary celebration. Photo: Helen Maybanks

Photo: Nik Mackey

A travelling circus company have stuck together through thick and thin, struggling against the odds to survive. A cast of 40 disabled and non-disabled artists welcome everyone as the circus comes to town. Artistic Director & Choreographer Wolfgang Stange Directed by Michael Vale Written by Chrissie Kugele

Evenings Thu – Sat 7.30pm Matinee Fri 18 Jun 1.30pm Tickets £10 BSL Interpreted and Audio Described Performance 18 Jun 7.30pm

0871 22 117 22 www.lyric.co.uk

The Lyric Young Company is open to all young people aged 14 – 21 who either live or go to school in one of the following London boroughs: Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Ealing, Brent, Hounslow, Hillingdon, Harrow, Wandsworth or Richmond.

Supported by the Wates Foundation and Jack Petchey Achievement Awards


February Half Term for ages 2 – 7 15 – 20 February

Fun for all the family Saturday 03 April

Come down to the Lyric for an Easter with a difference. Track down tasty treats in our Easter Egg Hunt and join in with lots of fun workshops and activities. Visit the website for times and prices.

Award-winning theatre company Travelling Light take young audiences on a magical journey through the seasons using performance, music and dance.

Tickets Children £6 & Adults £8 Family Ticket £25 (for 4 people) Visit the website or pick up a copy of the Children’s brochure for details.

A TRAVELLING LIGHT, BRISTOL OLD VIC AND BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE PRODUCTION

0871 22 117 22 www.lyric.co.uk

Every Saturday 11am & 1pm

Sunday 28 February, 28 March, 25 April, 23 May & 27 June

Join us every Saturday as some of the best children’s theatre companies entertain your under 7s. This season you can dive into deepsea adventures with Rainbow Fish, take to the skies with The Magnificent Flying Machine or meet some word-wizards with Spin.

Family Sundays return with shows and free all-day activities. Children can get creative at the craft table or play with friends in the ball pond while grown-ups sit back and relax. This season shows include a tea party with Finding Alice or get groovy with Baby Loves Disco, an afternoon dance party with music spun and mixed by DJs for little ones 6 months+.


Even more ways for you to make the most of your visit to the Lyric.

Lyric Artistic Associate Simon Stephens chats to the creative forces involved in the Lyric’s Spring season.

Open daily to the public the Lyric café and HammersmithLondon Roof Garden are fantastic places to relax, meet and chat. With free wi-fi, comfy sofas, delicious coffee, pizzas, salads, cakes and a fully licensed bar, it’s perfect for getting away from it all.

08 Feb / 6pm Founder members of Filter Oliver Dimsdale and Ferdy Roberts discuss bringing Chekhov’s classic to the stage.

And that’s not all. This season street artists Sketch City are creating a response to each of our productions by designing and painting a mural across the back wall of the foyer. Why not come along and see the wall come to life?

08 Mar / 6pm Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman give us an insight into creating a spine-tingling new show.

There are plenty of ways for you to make the Lyric your place to relax – we look forward to seeing you soon.

10 May / 6pm David Eldridge, Robert Holman and Simon Stephens talk about their unique collaboration.

Photos: Helen Maybanks

Tickets £3

0871 22 117 22 www.lyric.co.uk


Tickets 0871 22 117 22* / www.lyric.co.uk Adults £10 / £15 / £20 / £25 Children (under 16) £10 What are…? FREE First Nights (FFN) If you live or work in Hammersmith and Fulham you won’t get a better theatre deal. Come to the Ticket Office at 9.30am, with proof of your home or work address, on the Saturday before the FFN – and you can pick up your free tickets. See show pages for details. £10 Performances All tickets are £10 for the first few performances and mid-week matinees. Book early to guarantee your seat. See show pages for details. Schools & Colleges Tickets are £10 for all performances Mon – Thu and mid-week matinees. Subject to availability. Please call for details. Group Offers Book 10 tickets or more at the same time and save £2 off full-price tickets. Excludes £10 tickets.

Free Q&A after the show Your chance to ask questions about the show and hear more from members of the cast and creative teams. Audio Described Performances At an Audio Described Performance a live commentary can be heard through a lightweight headset that describes the facial expressions, gestures, set, props and costumes in the show.

By Tube to Hammersmith (zone 2) District, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines. We are 2 minutes walk from the station. The last tube home during the week is 11.30pm – and that gives you time to make changes on the underground. By Bus Lots of buses go to and through Hammersmith. We’re just 2 minutes from Hammersmith Broadway Bus Station.

Open Captioned Performances At an Open Captioned Performance, the lines from the play are relayed live on a text box near the stage so they can be viewed by people in the audience.

By Car The Lyric is outside the congestion charging zone and there is a large and inexpensive car park nearby on Glenthorne Road, or there is plenty of on-street parking FREE after 6.30pm.

BSL Interpreted Performances A British Sign Language Interpreted Performance is a full production with the addition of a BSL Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for deaf audiences.

To Plan Your Journey Visit www.tfl.gov.uk or call 020 7222 1234 (Textphone 020 7918 3015).

All information contained in this brochure was correct at the time of going to print. We reserve the right to make changes to our programme where necessary. *Calls cost 10p per minute from BT landlines, other networks may vary. See show pages for ticket prices and times.

Access We want to make sure that the Lyric is accessible to everyone. We have level access and lifts to all floors, wheelchair seats and accessible toilets. We have an Infra Red Sennheiser system and an induction loop in both theatre spaces. Please remember to tell the Ticket Office when you book your tickets so that they can recommend the best seats for your access needs.

This brochure is available in large print and audio formats. Please call 0871 22 117 22 or email access@lyric.co.uk for your copy. For a copy of our access guide call 0871 22 117 22 or visit www.lyric.co.uk


Become a Friend and get the best seats in the house for just £5. Become a Lyric Friend today and help us continue our exciting work both on and offstage – whilst saving money! For just £50 a year you’ll receive: • Four top price tickets for £5 on Friends Nights • Season information and priority booking • A newsletter, email updates and special offers • Invitations to exclusive Friends events throughout the year As soon as you book your first two seats your membership will have already paid for itself, so what are you waiting for? Join today by calling 0871 22 117 22, visiting www.lyric.co.uk or emailing friends@lyric.co.uk

The Lyric is building the UK’s first teaching theatre for the Performing Arts. In 2010 the Lyric will begin work on a major multi-million pound extension to its building to expand our work with young people.

space for young people, audiences and theatre-makers to create amazing theatre, hang out and learn.

The new facilities will include theatre, dance TV and recording studios, a cinema, a new scenic workshop, meeting rooms and more

To stay up-to-date with the project please join the elist or email thefuture@lyric.co.uk


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Contacting Us We’re always happy to hear from you Lyric Hammersmith Lyric Square King Street London W6 0QL Telephone 0871 22 117 22 Email enquiries@lyric.co.uk Artistic Director Sean Holmes Executive Director Jessica Hepburn

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