The Lyric Hammersmith New season to Feb 2013


The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its new season to 9 Feb 2013. As well as the previously mentioned pantomime Cinderella with Julie Atherton & Steven Webb (24 Nov 2012 to 5 Jan 2013), the season will also include...

Morning, by Simon Stephens, from 4 to 22 Sep 2012. Directed by Sean Holmes, designed by Hyemi Shin, lighting by Charles Balfour, sound by Nick Manning. Coming-of-age story depicts with strange savagery that particular moment when children enter adulthood, as Stephanie and her friends stumble towards an uncertain future. (The show is performed by members of the Lyric Young Company, which is a Company open to West Londoners aged between 11 and 25, and allows members the chance to participate in regular masterclasses with acclaimed theatremakers, develop new performance skills)

Desire Under Elms, by Eugene O’Neill, from 3 Oct to 10 Nov 2012. Directed by Sean Holmes, designed by Ian MacNeil, lighting by James Farncombe, costumes by Hyemi Shin, sound by Christopher Shutt. Inspired by the Ancient Greek myth of Phaedra. Centring around the devastating influences of lust and greed on a dysfunctional family in 1850s America. Having seen his two half-brothers off in search of California gold, Eben Cabot can finally claim rightful ownership of his mother’s farm. But when his elderly father returns to take charge with a pretty new wife in tow, Eben struggles to repress the battles between lust, pride and conscience that rage within him.

Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, adapted by David Farr and Gisli Orn Garoarsson, from 17 Jan to 9 Feb 2013. A co production with Vesturport. Directed by David Farr and Gisli Orn Garoarsson, designed by Borkur Jonsson, lighting by Bjorn Helgason, costumes by Brenda Murphy. Music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. A grotesque and poignant mixture of absurdity and pain. Gregor Samsa awakes one morning to discover he has been transformed into a monstrous insect. As initial reactions of revulsion turn to sympathy and then resentment, Gregor’s metamorphosis turns the unremarkable life of the Samsa family upside down.

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