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Oedipussy/Mogadishu/Chair Trilogy at Lyric Hammersmith.
The Lyric Hammersmith has announced three further plays for it's Spring 2012 season. Alongside the previously mentioned A Midsummer Nights Dream, Lovesong and Three Kingdoms are:
27 Mar 2012 - 31 Mar 2012
Mogadishu, written by Vivienne Franzmann, directed by Matthew Dunster, designed by Tom Scutt, sound by Ian Dickinson, lighting by Philip Gladwell, produced by Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester And Lyric Hammersmith, cast includes Hammed Animashaun , Tara Hodge, Tendayi Jembere, Jason Barnett, Jackie Clune, Rosie Wyatt, Ryan Calais Cameron.Mogadishu is the vivid account of what happens to a teacher when she is suddenly accused of racially abusing a pupil.
10 Apr 2012 - 21 Apr 2012
Oedipussy, written by Carl Grose and Spymonkey, adapted and directed by Emma Rice, designed by Michael Vale, lighting by Phil Supple, costumes by Lucy Bradridge, music by Toby Park & Neil Filby produced by Spymonkey in association with Royal & Derngate Northampton. Terrified of the curse of a father-killing, mother-loving son, Oedipus’ parents abandon their newborn son in the wilderness. Found and raised by adoptive parents, he returns to Thebes upon coming of age, only to unwittingly murder his father and marry his mother. Unaware of the full horror of his actions, Oedipus is led towards the truth by the blind Tiresius who reveals to him an unimaginable reality.
19 Apr 2012 - 26 May 2012
The Chair Plays a trilogy of short plays by Edward Bond in the Studio Theatre.
Have I None/The Under Room (Double Bill), (19 Apr 2012 - 05 May 2012), and Chair (11 May 2012 - 25 May 2012). ( on 19 & 26 May 2012 all three will be performed as a trilogy). Directed by Edward Bond and Sean Holmes, designed by Paul Wills, sound by Nick Manning, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, produced by the Lyric Hammersmith. This trilogy of Bond's recent works allows the opportunity to explore the development of Bond's vision of a changing society over the course of four decades.