The Lyric Hammersmith in west London have announced details of their upcoming season, which includes a new musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox, the European premiere of Matthew Whittet’s play Seventeen and Paul Auster’s City of Glass directed by Leo Warner and adapted by Duncan Macmillan.
City of Glass
59 Productions, HOME & Lyric Hammersmith will present the world premiere of Paul Auster’s City of Glass adapted by Duncan Macmillan, which will run at the Lyric Hammersmith. Adapted from the first novel of 'The New York Trilogy' by Paul Auster and the graphic novel by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli, the production will feature cutting-edge projection-mapping, combined with stagecraft, magic and illusion to immerse audiences into Quinn’s increasingly dystopic and fragmented world.
When reclusive crime writer Daniel Quinn receives a mysterious phone call from a man seeking a private detective in the middle of the night, he quickly and unwittingly becomes the protagonist in a real-life thriller of his own. He falls under the spell of a strange and seductive woman, who engages him to protect her young husband from his sociopathic father. As the familiar territory of the noir detective genre gives way to something altogether more disturbing and unpredictable, Quinn becomes consumed by his mission, and begins to lose his grip on reality. Will he be drawn deeper into the abyss, or might unmasking this dark story of familial abuse and religious conspiracy provide the purpose and meaning he needs to rebuild his shattered life?
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It has been announced that 59 Productions, HOME & Lyric Hammersmith will present the world premiere of Paul Auster’s City of Glass adapted by Duncan Macmillan, which will run at the Lyric Hammersmith from 20 April to 13 May 2017, with an official opening on 26 April 2017, following a run at HOME in Manchester.