Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox, 25 January – 19 February 2017
Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox.
Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge. Can he hatch a plan to save his family and friends? Can they outrun the diggers and outsmart the farmers? And can Rabbit shut up long enough not to give the game away?
This brand new musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest. A juicy tale of greed, pride and the power of friendship, this flagship production for the Roald Dahl centenary celebrations, promises a dahlicious theatrical feast with live music and songs and gloriumptious designs. A wondercrump treat for the whole family!
A Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Curve Production in association with Lyric Hammersmith
Seventeen, 4 March – 8 April
By Matthew Whittet
A cast of veteran actors play a group of seventeen year olds in this unique production.
Seventeen is set in that time after the end of the last day of school, but just before everyone moves on. It’s about the cusp of adulthood, the cusp of complete change.
Jess is Mike’s girlfriend. Tom is Mike’s best friend, but he’s secretly in love with Jess. Emilia is Jess’s best friend and she’s about to get drunk for the first time. Lizzy is Mike’s annoying younger sister. And Ronny, well no-one invited Ronny and no one’s quite sure why he’s there. As dawn approaches, through a fog of cheap beer, dreams are shared, insecurities aired and secrets spilled.
Funny, wise and a little bit sad, Seventeen will turn our notions of adulthood and adolescence on their head.
A Lyric Hammersmith production in association with Belvoir, Sydney
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
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.
Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars, 16 Feb 2017
On 16th February, 2017 the legendary concert film, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, will be screened at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo for the first time since the concert took place there over forty years ago on 16th February 2017. DJ duo, The Smoking Guns and upcoming band Animal Noise are also confirmed to perform at the event. The 1973 documentary and concert film by D. A. Pennebaker, features David Bowie and his backing group The Spiders from Mars performing at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 3 July 1973. At this show, Bowie made the surprise announcement that the show would be “the last show that we’ll ever do”, later understood to mean that he was retiring his Ziggy Stardust persona. Personal friends of Bowie, the event will kick of with a DJ set from female duo The Smoking Guns. Fresh from Bowie and Prince tribute sets at Bestival earlier this year, the girls will be playing classic Bowie tracks as guests arrive. Animal Noise, who are massively influenced by Bowie’s work, will then take the stage. CinEvents are working exclusively with Q & Mojo to bring the Ziggy Stardust & the Spider from Mars concert film to cinemas across the U.K. The CinEvent feature will include additional footage that provides a unique insight into the Ziggy era and the 1973 final show. Cinema attendees will also receive an exclusive souvenir copy of Mojo containing Ziggy Stardust artwork and features.
The Bhangra Showdown, 18 Feb 2017
On Saturday 18th February, The Bhangra Showdown 2017, the UK’s biggest student show & the world’s biggest Bhangra competition, will return for the 10th successive year and make a comeback to its adopted home, Eventim Apollo.
The show will feature incredible performances from 8 of the best university bhangra teams showcasing their talent on a national scale, and ultimately fighting for the proud title of The UK’s Best Student Bhangra Team. The show is set to be its largest production till date and will also feature many unique acts and a live performance from one of the BIGGEST singers in the Bhangra scene – to be announced.
BBC Asian Network, 25 Feb 2017
Russell Kane, 31 Mar 2017
Jimmy Carr, 28-29 April 2017
Omid Djalili, 20 May 2017
Penn & Teller, 21-25 June