Paul Auster’s City of Glass, 20 April – 13 May 2017
Adapted by Duncan Macmillan from the first novel of The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster and the graphic novel by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli
Tony Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse, David Bowie Is) and Olivier Award-nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan bring this seminal American novel to life in a dazzlingly original stage adaptation.
‘It was a wrong number that started it.’
When reclusive crime writer Daniel Quinn receives a mysterious call seeking a private detective in the middle of the night, he quickly and unwittingly becomes the protagonist in a 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, Quinn becomes consumed by his mission, and begins to lose his grip on reality.
Will he be drawn deeper into the abyss, or could the quest provide the purpose and meaning he needs to rebuild his shattered life?
This bold, technically ground-breaking production uses stagecraft, projection, magic and illusion to immerse audiences in the dizzying, disorientating and ultimately transcendental story that helped establish Auster’s reputation as ‘one of America’s greatest living novelists’ (The Guardian)
‘the most exciting purveyors of video for theatre in the world’
The Herald on 59 Productions
A 59 Productions, Lyric Hammersmith and HOME production
Preview tickets are available at between £15 and £20 from 22 to 25 April.
To run alongside City of Glass The Lyric will have a free virtual reality experience in the bar and grill. Visitors do not have to have seen the show to experience it.
The Secret Garden, 30 to 31 May
Performed by a stunningly talented all-child cast, London Children’s Ballet productions are the best way to introduce young audiences to ballet. The Secret Garden will be LCB’s first ever one-act ballet, and is beautifully narrated to help younger audience members.
Terror, 14 June to 15 July
Guilty. Not Guilty. You Decide.
Enter the courtroom. Hear the evidence. Make your judgement.
A hijacked plane is heading towards a packed football stadium. Ignoring orders to the contrary a fighter pilot shoots the plane down killing 164 people to save 70,000.
Put on trial and charged with murder, the fate of the pilot is in the audience’s hands. The Lyric presents the UK Premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach’s thrilling courtroom drama. A worldwide phenomenon that has been stirring debate across the globe. The production is directed by the Lyric’s Artistic Director, Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle.
Jack & The Beanstalk, 18 November 2017 – 6 January 2018
Plenty of magic beans, a huge loveable cow, an enormous beanstalk, a gigantic giant and a massive adventure. Next year’s panto looks set to be the biggest ever.
Join us in 2017 as Jack and the Beanstalk gets the full Lyric treatment with some crazy characters, live music, dancing, singing and loads of laughs.
Grab your tickets today.
Giggs, 21 April 2017
DDT ‘History of Sound’ With Synergy University, 22 April 2017
Dream Theatre, 23 April 2017
Kitaro, 27 April 2017
Jimmy Carr, 28-29 April 2017
Sean Lock-Keep it light, 5-6 May 2017
Omid Djalili, 20 May 2017
Live Love Laugh – Shaan, 3 June 2017
Penn & Teller, 21-25 June