Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

Mayor Goodman has been assassinated. Contract killer Macheath has just married Pretty Polly Peachum and Mr and Mrs Peachum aren’t happy. Not one bit. Based on the Beggar’s Opera, John Gay’s classic musical satire, Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) is busting with wit, wonder and weirdness… 

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Following record breaking sell out shows, a West End transfer, productions in China, Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany and a smash hit film, the original terrifying live production is back… 

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

Like a graphic novel burst into life, 1927 invites you on a theatrical journey of startling originality. Seamlessly synchronising live music, performance and storytelling with stunning film and animation… 

Leave to Remain

Leave to Remain

Give me your worst day Give it to me I’ll take the strain Give me all the times you go insane Your leave to remain A remarkable story of a young gay couple suddenly faced with an uncertain future, told through a blend of music, drama and movement… 

Othellomacbeth

Othellomacbeth

Two iconic plays Seven deaths Fourteen characters One unique evening An audacious condensed staging of two of Shakespeare’s most brutal and poetic plays. Uniquely told by an ensemble company, these two iconic stories collide in this dynamic and visceral new production... 

Fatherland

Fatherland

Fatherland is a bold, ambitious show about contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions. Created by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham, Karl Hyde from Underworld and playwright Simon Stephens (Punk Rock, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), this daring collage of words, music and movement will transform the Lyric, animated by a 13-strong cast and a multitude of voices... 

Hofesh Shechter - Clowns and New Creation

Hofesh Shechter - Clowns and New Creation

Shechter’s blackly comic portrayal of a group of anarchic clowns was rapturously received at Nederlands Dans Theater in 2016, and he now creates a brand new companion piece to sit alongside it... 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Lyric and Filter’s riotous reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns to the Lyric for two performances only before embarking on a Nationwide Tour... 

Evolution Festival: Journeys

Evolution Festival: Journeys

Part of a four day festival of unique and inspiring work from young artists based in London. In a world where we are faced with barriers at every turn the Journeys company have created a room where anything is possible… 

Evolution Festival: The Blind Truth

Evolution Festival: The Blind Truth

Part of a four day festival of unique and inspiring work from young artists based in London. Set in a dystopian future, The Blind Truth depicts a world in the aftermath of a war caused by inequality and injustice. 

The Plough and The Stars

The Plough and The Stars

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. The residents of a Dublin tenement shelter from the violence that sweeps through the city’s streets... 

Evolution Festival: Lyric Ensemble: Work in Progress

Evolution Festival: Lyric Ensemble: Work in Progress

The Lyric Ensemble is a group of 15 actors led by international director Anne Louise Sarks. The ensemble have been working together since September and this is your chance to catch a sneak preview of their work in progress before they showcase their full show in June 2018... 

Stains

Stains

A man is on trial for a crime of passion and self-preservation. In his final meeting with his defence lawyer he is offered a plea deal. He wants to tell a different story. Inspired by Verbatim accounts, a light is shone on the untold stories of the constant struggles of dealing with micro-aggressions. 

Evolution Festival: Express Yourself

Evolution Festival: Express Yourself

Part of a four day festival of unique and inspiring work from young artists based in London. Join five young artists for an evening of new and developed work revolving around the theme of self. 

Jubilee

Jubilee

Faith in the establishment collapsing everywhere. The far-right on the march. Culture wars and random violence – all decked out in red, white and blue. But a spirit of anarchy hangs in the air, the desire to burn it all down and start over… THIS CAN ONLY BE 1977… RIGHT? Derek Jarman’s iconic film captured punk at its giddy height: a riot of music, DIY fashion, and every kind of sex – with a little pyromania thrown in... 

Jubilee

Jubilee

A new stage adaptation of Derek Jarman's seminal film Jubilee. With a cast led by one of the film’s original cast members, Toyah Willcox, Jubilee is a free-spirited, gloriously rude, take-no-prisoners blast of a show. 

Things I Know to be True

Things I Know to be True

Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia present, Things I Know To Be True, a new play by Andrew Bovell. Imogen Stubbs leads a stunning cast in Frantic Assembly’s latest production written by award-winning playwright Andrew Bovell... 

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

With plenty of magic beans, a loveable cow, an enormous beanstalk, a gigantic giant and a massive adventure, this year’s panto looks set to be the biggest ever. Join Jack on her quest for fortune as Jack and the Beanstalk gets the full Lyric treatment with wonderful characters, live music, dancing, singing and loads of laughs... 

The Seagull

The Seagull

Unrequited love. Creative jealousy. Guns. Vodka and Art. Chekhov’s celebrated masterpiece is given vibrant new life in this dynamic new adaptation by Olivier-award winning playwright Simon Stephens directed by Sean Holmes and starring Lesley Sharp as Irina Arkadina... 

Terror

Terror

Guilty. Not Guilty. You Decide. Enter the courtroom. Hear the evidence. Make your judgement. A hijacked plane is heading towards a packed football stadium. Ignoring orders to the contrary a fighter pilot shoots the plane down killing 164 people to save 70,000... 

Paul Auster's City of Glass

Paul Auster's City of Glass

Based on the first novel of The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster and the graphic novel by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli. Tony Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse, David Bowie Is) and Olivier Award-nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan bring this seminal American novel to life in a dazzlingly original stage adaptation... 

Seventeen

Seventeen

  Acclaimed Australian writer, Matthew Whittet’s unique play, Seventeen, comes to the Lyric Hammersmith for its European premiere, after a sell-out run in Sydney. This new production sees a cast of veteran actors take on the role of a group of teenagers... 

Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox

'You know as well as I do: no-one outfoxes a fox!' Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox. Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge... 

Aladdin - Lyric Hammersmith

Aladdin - Lyric Hammersmith

What would you do with three wishes? The Lyric's traditional panto returns in 2016 when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style...