Lyric Hammersmith


Lyric Hammersmith

Infobox Theatre
name = Lyric Hammersmith


caption = Lyric Hammersmith Logo
address = King Street
city = London
country = UK
designation =
latitude = 51.2935
longitude = 0.1335
architect = Frank Matcham
owner =
capacity = 550 (Main House)
110 (Studio)
type =
opened = 1895
yearsactive =
rebuilt = 1979
closed =
othernames =
production =
currentuse =
website = www.lyric.co.uk
The Lyric Hammersmith is a theatre on King Street, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, which takes pride in its original, "groundbreaking" productions. [http://www.lyric.co.uk/fromhomepage/p178.html "About the Lyric: What We Do"] , "Lyric" official website, accessed 9 May 2008.] It has two main performance areas: the "Main House", a 550-seat 19th-century auditorium, rebuilt from the original Frank Matcham-designed theatre,John Earl, [http://www.frankmatchamsociety.org.uk/mag.html "Presidential Address: The Crest of a Wave"] , "Frank Matcham Society Magazine", n.d., accessed 9 May 2008.] which hosts its main productions; and the 120-seat "Studio", which houses smaller productions by up-and-coming companies. The Lyric also presents frequent "Lyric Children" and "Lyric Music" performances as well as "Sunday Night Comedy".

Its current artistic director is David Farr, and its executive director is Jessica Hepburn. [http://www.lyric.co.uk/p446.html "About the Lyric: Lyric Company"] , "Lyric" official website, accessed 9 May 2008.]

Five strands

"The Lyric’s programme is divided into five strands":
*Main House
*Studio
*Music & Comedy
*Lyric Children
*Lyric Young Company

Production History

(Source: "What's On: Past Productions" on the "Lyric" official website. [http://www.lyric.co.uk/p651.html "What's On: Past Productions"] , "Lyric" official website, accessed 9 May 2008.] )

* Christmas For the Under 7s - (29 November 2007 - 5 January 2008)
* Beauty and the Beast - (6 - 24 November 2007)
* Casanova - (16 October - 3 November 2007)
* Water - (25 September - 13 October 2007)
* Rough Crossings - (5 - 22 September 2007)
* The Bacchae - (2 - 4 August 2007)
* Accidental Heroes - (21 June - 22 July 2007)
* Angels in America: Part 2 - (20 June - 22 July 2007)
* Angels in America: Part 1 - (7 - 9 June 2007)
* Elegy - (26 April - 26 May 2007)
* Absolute Beginners - (3 - 14 April 2007)
* St George and the Dragon - (13 - 31 March 2007)
* Don't Look Now - (9 February - 10 March 2007)
* Ramayana - (17 January - 3 February 2007)
* Cymbeline - (23 November 2006 - 13 January 2007)
* Watership Down - (31 October - 18 November 2006)
* pool (no water) - (29 September - 28 October 2006)
* Metamorphosis - (16 May - 17 June 2006)
* Aurélia's Oratorio - (12 - 29 April 2006)
* The Wolves in the Walls - (24 February - 1 April 2006)
* The Odyssey - (20 January - 18 February 2006)
* Nights at the Circus Christmas - (2 December 2005 - 14 January 2006)
* The Magic Carpet - (1 - 26 November 2005)
* Brontë - (19 - 29 October 2005)
* Road to Nowhere - (2 September - 15 October 2005)
* Julius Caesar - (30 June - 23 July 2005)
* Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others - (17 June 2005)
* Asterisk - (10 - 13 June 2005)
* Stars Are Out Tonight - (19 April - 7 May 2005)
* Hymns - (30 March - 16 April 2005)
* Aurelia's Oratorio - (5 - 26 March 2005)
* Rhinoceros - ( 18 February - 26 March 2005)
* A Raisin in the Sun - (27 January - 12 February 2005)
* Strictly Dandia Christmas for 7+s (26 November 2004 - 22 January 2005)
* The Firework-Maker's Daughter - (2 - 20 November 2004)
* The Bacchae - (30 September - 30 October 2004)
* Don Juan - (14 - 25 September 2004)
* A Passage to India/National Youth Theatre Guest Season/The Master and Margarita - (20 August - 11 September 2004)

Notes

External links

* " [http://www.lyric.co.uk/ Lyric] " – Official website of the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.


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