From Fun Home to Waitress, from Next to Normal to Finding Neverland - it's always fun collating the various rumours flying around theatreland. After a very busy...
Lyric Hammersmith announces Autumn Winter Season
The Lyric Hammersmith , announces Autumn Winter Season 2010/2011, which is now on sale.
PUNK ROCK, by Simon Stephens, 6 to 18 Sep 2010. Directed by Sarah Frankcom. Produced by Lyric Hammersmith / Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Drawing on his past experience as a teacher Stephens’ presents a group of educated, articulate, aspirational young people and reveals step-by-step the dislocation, disjunction and latent violence simmering under the surface of success.
THE BIG FELLAH, a new play by Richard Bean, 21 Sep to 16 Oct 2010. Directed by Max Stafford-Clark. Produced by Out of Joint and the Lyric Hammersmith. Cast includes David Ricardo-Pearce, Finbar Lynch, Rory Keenan, Youssef Kerkour, Claire Rafferty, Fred Ridgeway, Stephanie Street About Irish Americans and their relationship to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Young fireman Michael Doyle decides to live up to his Irish heritage by joining the IRA. He's recruited by Costello, the charismatic 'Big Fellah', who wants to use Doyle's brownstone apartment in The Bronx as a safe house for an escaped killer. But it soon becomes clear that someone is leaking information to the FBI...
BLASTED, by Sarah Kane, 22 Oct to 20 Nov 2010. Directed by Sean Holmes. In a hotel room in Leeds, middle aged tabloid journalist Ian, who openly flaunts his racist, homophobic and misogynistic views, brings a younger woman, Cate, to spend the night with him. As we are exposed to their progressively abusive relationship their world shifts as a brutal civil war forces its way in.
DICK WHITTINGTON, pantomime by Joel Horwood and Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. Conceived by Steve Marmion, 27 Nov 2010 to 8 Jan 2011. Directed by Steve Marmion. Join Dick Whittington and his cat as they journey to London to find their fortune in a show full of colourful characters, live music, laughter and the very evil King Rat.
ROALD DAHL’S TWISTED TALES, by Jeremy Dyson. Conceived by Polly Findlay, 14 Jan to 26 Feb 2011. Directed by Polly Findlay. Produced by Lyric Hammersmith / Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. Based on Roald Dahl’s dark short stories for adults. The twisted imagination and full malevolence of Dahl is revealed.
MOGADISHU, by Vivenne Franzmann, 3 Mar to 2 April 2011. Directed by Matthew Dunster. Produced by Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester .Takes place in an inner city London school, in which a teacher, Amanda, is accused of racial harassment by one of the pupils.