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The Lyric Hammersmith announce 2017 Autumn season of Little Lyric especially for audiences aged between 2-11 years

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced the 2017 Autumn season of Little Lyric especially for audiences aged between 2-11 years. The season includes the return of some Little Lyric favourites, as well as some new companies who will all be sure to delight young audiences with adventures, magic and enchanting stories. Over the October half term children can enjoy the classic story of Burglar Bill adapted from the popular book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg and the much-loved family favourite, Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas returns for the festive season especially for Under-6s and their families.

Little Lyric continues to be a mainstay of the Lyric programme with the current season playing to 93% capacity, and due to this popular demand the Lyric have expanded the season to include extra dates at May half term.

Full Season:

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Tue 30 May – Sat 03 June

11am & 2pm / 60 mins

Age 5 – 11

A LYNGO PRODUCTION

An inventive romp through the tale of the eccentric Emperor who loves clothes more than anything but doesn’t realise the spectacle he is about to make!

Isabel’s Well

Sat 09 September

11am & 1pm / 70 mins

Ages 3 – 7

A TOPSY TURVY THEATRE PRODUCTION

I know a girl, I’d like you to meet her. She’ll give you a smile, whenever you greet her. She’s got a secret, that she wants to tell. Her name is Isabel… and she has a well.

Little Red Robin Hood

Sat 16 September

11am & 1pm / 45mins

Ages 3 – 8

A GARLIC THEATRE PRODUCTION

A long time ago in a deep dark wood, lived a lovely little boy who loved Grandma’s pud and his name was Little Red Robin Hood.

Pat-A-Cake Baby

Sat 23 September

11am & 1pm / 45mins

Ages 2 – 7

A LONG NOSE PUPPETS PRODUCTION

Are you ready? Grab a spoon! Because it’s Pat-a-cake time! Pitter-patter – get the butter. Glitzy-glossy – whisk in sugar. Jokey-yolky – add the eggs and feel stuffed to the brim with magic.

Tales in the Attic

Sat 30 September

11am & 1pm / 45 mins

Ages 3 – 6

AN OPEN ATTIC COMPANY PRODUCTION

Meet Kronos and welcome to his attic! Kronos has been gathering stories and tales of things gone by and he’s excited to share the best of them with you.

Blown Away

From the book by Rob Biddulph

Sat 07 October

11am & 1pm / 60mins

Ages 3 – 8

A METTA THEATRE PRODUCTION

Meet Penguin Blue and friends as they go on an acrobatic Antarctic adventure full of good ideas, homesickness and the perils of kites.

The Wind in the Willows

Originally commissioned by the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Sat 14 October

11am & 1pm / 60mins

Ages 5 – 11

A BOX TALE SOUP PRODUCTION

From the peaceful pleasures of the river bank to the fearful frights of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr Toad.

Sidney’s Shed

Sat 21 October

11am & 1pm / 60mins

Ages 5 – 11

A RHUBARB THEATRE PRODUCTION

This is no ordinary shed and Sidney Waffles is no ordinary gardener… Join Sidney and Maisie on their time-travelling journey to dig up the past and weed out the bullies.

Burglar Bill

Adapted from the book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Tue 24 – Sat 28 October

11am & 1pm / 50mins

Ages 3 – 8

A PIED PIPER PRODUCTION

Burglar Betty tells the story of Burglar Bill as he creeps from one house to the next doing what he likes best, burgling! Half way through the story Betty realises that she has a part to play as she enters the action with her own swag bag. Both Burglars are in for some surprises…

Your Toys

Sat 04 November

11am & 1pm / 60mins

Ages 5 – 9

A SLOT MACHINE THEATRE PRODUCTION WITH TURTLE KEY ARTS

We need your toys to be the star of the show. Grown-ups and children alike are invited to bring their favourite toy to the theatre and watch them come to life in this gigantic adventure.

 The Dream Factory

Sat 11 November

11am & 1pm / 50mins

Ages 4 – 9

A HOUSE OF STRAY CATS PRODUCTION

Follow the story of a young girl who has lost her ability to dream as we embark on a magical adventure to find out where dreams are made, what they look like and even what they smell like!

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas

Thu 23 November – Sun 24 December

For under 6s

A LYRIC HAMMERSMITH AND PINS AND NEEDLES PRODUCTION

Back for another brilliant year. Join Father Christmas as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve. Christmas isn’t Christmas without this Lyric family favourite.

Lyric Hammersmith announces new season


The Lyric Hammersmith today announceD its new season running May 2017 to January 2018 including three major new productions: a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the now traditional Lyric pantomime.

  • UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach’s international hit Terror, directed by Sean Holmes.
  • Lesley Sharp stars in Simon Stephens’ new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, directed by Sean Holmes.
  • Jude Christian and Sean Holmes co-direct this year’s festive pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.
  • Paul Auster’s City of Glass, directed by Leo Warner and adapted by Duncan Macmillan extends until 20 May.
  • Amici Dance Theatre Company reprise their productions of Tightrope and 35 Amici Drive

In June, the Lyric will present the UK Premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach’s Terror in a translation by David Tushingham, a gripping and timely play that has been stirring debate around the globe. The audience are at the centre of this courtroom drama, voting to decide the verdict at each performance. Guilty. Not Guilty. You Decide.

In the autumn, Lesley Sharp takes to the Lyric stage playing Irina Arkadina in a vibrant new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull by Lyric Associate Artist Simon Stephens.

The festive season will see the return of the much loved Lyric pantomime with a brand new production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Before then, the previously announced Paul Auster’s City of Glass will extend its run at the Lyric Hammersmith by a week running until Saturday 20 May.

In May, Amici, the Lyric’s resident dance theatre company which integrates able-bodied and disabled performers, will reprise two past productions Tightrope and 35 Amici Drive, playing in repertory for the first time as a company.

The Lyric Hammersmith’s Artistic Director Sean Holmes said:

‘This Lyric season offers a unique series of audience experiences. From the groundbreaking visual imagery of City of Glass to deciding the fate of the accused in Terror; from Chekhov as it’s never been seen before to the glorious communion between actors and audience that is the hallmark of the Lyric panto. This season has it all.’

 

 

 World première of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox to open Wednesday 30 November

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox

Nuffield Southampton Theatres & Curve

in association with Lyric Hammersmith present

FANTASTIC MR FOX

Written by Roald Dahl

Adapted for the stage by Sam Holcroft

Music by Arthur Darvill

Lyrics by Al Muriel with Darren Clark, Arthur Darvill & Sam Holcroft

Directed by Maria Aberg; Designed by Tom Scutt

Lighting Design by Lee Curran; Sound Design by Claire Windsor

Movement Direction by Ayse Tashkiran

Musical Direction by Richie Hart

A brand new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic Fantastic Mr Fox receives its world première at NST, Nuffield Southampton Theatres where it opens on 30 November, with previews from 22 November, running until 8 January, before touring the UK in 2017 beginning at Lyric Hammersmith on 25 January.

The play, adapted by Sam Holcroft, directed by Maria Aberg, and featuring original music from Arthur Darvill is a Nuffield Southampton Theatres production with Curve, in association with Lyric Hammersmith.

Greg Barnett plays Mr Fox, with Richard Atwill (Rat/Bean), Raphael Bushay (Badger/Boggis), Jade Croot (Kit), Sandy Foster (Rabbit), Lillie Flynn (Mrs Fox), Gruffudd Glyn (Mole/Bunce), Kelly Jackson (Mouse), and Edward Hole and Tanya Shields completing the ensemble, alongside actor-musicians, Patrick Burbridge, Anna Fordham and Richie Hart.

“You know as well as I do: no-one outfoxes a fox!”

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?

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!

Sam Holcroft’s most recent play, Rules For Living, premièred at the National Theatre in 2015. She was the Writer-in-Residence at the National Theatre Studio from 2013-14 and was the Pearson Playwright in Residence at the Traverse Theatre in 2009-10. In 2014 she was a recipient of the Windham Campbell Prize for Literature in the Drama category and in 2009 she won the Tom Erhardt Award for up and coming writers. Her other plays include The WardrobeEdgar And AnnabelDancing BearsWhile You LiePinkVanya and Cockroach.  She is currently under commission from the Royal Court Theatre.

Richard Atwill plays Rat and Bean.  His theatre credits include Macbeth, Eugene Ionesco’s Macbett (RSC), God in Ruins (RSC/Soho Theatre), Potted Potter(Broadway), The Changing Room (Royal Court Theatre), The Adventure (Pleasance/Manchester Royal Exchange/Watford Palace Theatre), Unscorched, Captain Oates’ Left Sock, iWitness, Beating Heart Cadaver (Finborough Theatre), The Roman Bath (Arcola/National Theatre, Bulgaria), Beyond The Pale (Southwark Playhouse) and Roots and The Light of Heart (Theatre Cymru).  For television his work includes Shakespeare Live and Horrible Histories; and for film, Risen and Bill.

 Raphael Bushay plays Badger and Boggis.  He graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2014. His credits include Henry V (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).

 Greg Barnett plays Mr Fox.  His theatre credits include This Little Life of Mine and Therèse Raquin (Park Theatre), These Trees Are Made of Blood (Southwark Playhouse), Making a Scene (National Theatre), The School for Scandal (Theatre Royal Bath), Swallows and Amazons (Vaudeville Theatre and UK tour), Spend Spend Spend (Watermill and UK tour), Zorro (Garrick Theatre), Peter Pan (Birmingham Rep), Twelfth Night (Royal and Derngate) and Sweeney Todd (UK tour). His work for television includes Fleabag and Undercover; and for film, Hot Property, Bonobo and The Road to Nirvana.

 Jade Croot plays Kit.  Her theatre credits include Doctor Faustus (RSC and Barbican). Her film work includes The Machine.

 Lillie Flynn plays Mrs Fox.  Her theatre credits include Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre, Hampstead Theatre), Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre), Love Story (Duchess Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre), Quadrophenia (UK tour), The Spirit of Broadway (China tour) and The War Of The Worlds (UK tour).

 Sandy Foster plays Rabbit.  Her theatre credits include Days of SignificanceOppenheimerA Shoemaker’s Holiday (RSC), Desire Under the Elms (Lyric Hammersmith), Much Ado About Nothing (Manchester Royal Exchange), A Streetcar Named Desire (Curve) and Twelfth Night (Filter Theatre).  Her television work includes The Dumping GroundThe Kerry and Lu Show and Call the Midwife; and for film, Mr Turner, ToshiMuse of Fire and What You Will.

Gruffudd Glyn plays Mole and Bunce.  His theatre credits include Three Sisters (Young Vic), American TradeThe Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet, The Grain Store, Julius Caesar, Young People’s Hamlet (RSC), Brave New World (Royal and Derngate and UK tour) and After the End (Sherman Theatre).  His television work includesDr WhoPoldark, StellaGwaith/Cartref, Hinterland/Y Gwyll; and for film, The MartianThe Theory of Everything and Thor: The Dark World.

Kelly Jackson plays Mouse. Her theatre credits include Sweet Charity (Millennium Performing Arts), RENT (The Obie Theatre), Wildlife (Bloomsbury Theatre) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Paul Holman Associates, The Broadway Theatre).

Maria Aberg directs.  Her directing work includes, for the RSC Dr Faustus (also Barbican), The White Devil, As You Like It, King John, The Gods Weep, Days of SignificanceHotel (National Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Chairs (Theatre Royal Bath) and Alaska (Royal Court). She has also directed at Hampstead Theatre and Trafalgar Studios.  Forthcoming directing projects include The Great Gatsby (Royal & Derngate and Birmingham Rep) and The Winter’s Tale (Romateatern, Sweden).

Arthur Darvill is an actor and composer, best-known for his regular appearances as Rory in BBC TV’s Doctor Who and as Rev. Paul Coates on ITV’s Broadchurch. Darvill’s most recent theatre work as composer includes I Want My Hat Back (National Theatre), I Heart Peterborough (Eastern Angles), The Bacchae (English Touring Theatre), It’s About Time (Nabokov/Latitude), and Jack and The Beanstalk (Lyric Hammersmith). He won the Musical Theatre Matters Award for Been So Long (Young Vic/English Touring Theatre).

Tickets are available from the Box Office 023 8067 1771 or online at nstheatres.co.uk

First Look – Aladdin Rehearsal images, Lyric Hammersmith

First Look – Lyric Hammersmith’s Shopping and F***ing

Shopping and F***king, opens tonight at the Lyric Hammersmith and runs until  Saturday 5 November.

Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu.

Twenty years since its explosive premiere, Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings Mark Ravenhill’s provocative first play, Shopping and Fucking back to the stage. With a raw mixture of black humour and bleak philosophy, the play follows three disconnected young adults whose lives have been reduced to a series of transactions in an emotionally shrink wrapped world. A place where Shopping is sexy and Fucking is a job.

‘An omen of the new century’ (Evening Standard), Ravenhill’s play is a prophetic vision of our twenty-first century world.  Widely regarded as one of the most influential pieces of contemporary British theatre this rarely staged play is a must see.

The Lyric’s main house is to be transformed for this production with part of the audience seated on the stage, creating a bold intimate experience within their Victorian auditorium. Tickets from £15 with all stalls and onstage seating only £25 for all performances

All images in the gallery below © Helen Murray

First look at Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know To Be True ahead of opening night  on Friday 16th September

Production photography is now available for the UK premiere of Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production between Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia. The play is currently in previews at Lyric Hammersmith and opening night will be Friday 16th September, ahead of its tour to Oxford, Warwick, Liverpool, Salford and Chichester.

PRODUCTION IMAGES – THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE © Manuel Harlan

A brand new commission by leading Australian writer Andrew BovellThings I Know To Be True is co-directed by Frantic Assembly’s Tony and Olivier Award nominated artistic director Scott Graham and State Theatre Company’s artistic director Geordie Brookman. Following its world premiere at Adelaide Festival Centre in May 2016, Things I Know To Be True has been recreated for the UK, with a UK cast, as part of State Theatre Company’s first ever international co-production.

Featuring Frantic Assembly’s celebrated physicality, the production stars Matthew Barker (Mark Price),Natalie Casey (Pip Price), Richard Mylan (Ben Price), Kirsty Oswald (Rosie Price), Ewan Stewart (Bob Price) and Imogen Stubbs (Fran Price).

A complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family that is both poetic and brutally frank, Things I Know To Be True tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations.

Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest it might be time to relax and smell the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths.

Andrew Bovell is regarded as one of Australia’s greatest storytellers, for critically acclaimed plays including When The Rain Stops Falling, Speaking In Tongues and an adaptation of Kate Grenville’s The Secret River, as well as screen work including Lantana and A Most Wanted Man.

Matthew Barker plays Mark Price. Matthew’s previous work with Scott Graham includes the National Theatre productions Husbands & Sons and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Other theatre work includes Hamlet (National Theatre), Good People (Hampstead Theatre/West End) and Much Ado About Nothing (Derby LIVE). Television work includes The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (Carnival Films), Doctors (BBC), EastEnders (BBC), Jericho: The Killing of Johnny Swan (Granada) and No Angels (Channel 4).

Natalie Casey plays Pip Price. In the West End Natalie has previously appeared in Legally Blonde and Abigail’s Party. Other stage work includes The Invisible Man (Menier Chocolate Factory), Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival), 9 to 5 (Manchester Opera House) and Sex and the Three Day Week (Liverpool Playhouse). Her work for television includes a starring role as Donna in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (BBC) and Hollyoaks (Mersey Television).

Richard Mylan plays Ben Price. Richard has previously worked with Frantic Assembly on The Believers (UK tour) and Peepshow (Lyric Hammersmith/Plymouth Theatre Royal). Other previous theatre roles include Baggage (Arts Theatre), How I Helped End Communism (The Lowry Studio), Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco (Paines Plough) and Badfinger (Donmar Warehouse). Television credits include recurring roles in Waterloo RoadDoctorsGrownups and Coupling (all on BBC) and Where The Heart Is and The Bill (both on ITV). Film credits include City Rats (Revolver Entertainment) and The Upside of Anger (Media 8 Entertainment).

Kirsty Oswald plays Rosie Price. Kirsty’s most recent work with Frantic Assembly was Othello in 2014/15, in which she played Desdemona (Lyric Hammersmith and UK Tour). Other theatre roles include The Father (West End), The Winter’s Tale (Sheffield Crucible), We Are Proud To Present… (Bush Theatre) and The Judas Kiss (Hampstead Theatre). Her work for television includes roles in The Coroner (BBC), Beowulf (ITV), Doctors (BBC), Dancing on the Edge (Ruby Films) and Sadie J (BBC), and her film credits include Gutterdammerung and A Little Chaos. Kirsty’s radio credits include The Power and the Glory and The Forsytes both for the BBC.

Ewan Stewart plays Bob Price. Ewan has previously worked with Frantic Assembly on Beautiful Burnout (UK tour) and has also worked extensively with the National Theatre, appearing in The Pillowman, Sergeant Musgrave’s Dance, Major Barbara, The Murderer, Racing Demon, In The Blue, As I Lay Dying and A Month in the Country. He has also appeared in Royal Court productions Jumpy and Road, and National Theatre Scotland’s In Time of Strife, and Let The Right One In. Television credits include The Interceptor (BBC), P.O.W. (ITV) and Only Fools and Horses (BBC).

Imogen Stubbs plays Fran Price. Imogen has appeared in numerous shows in the West End, the RSC, the National Theatre, and many regional theatres. Recent stage credits include Alecky Blythe’s Little Revolutionat the Almeida Theatre, Strangers on a Train at the Gielgud and Communicating Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory). For the Royal Shakespeare Company Imogen appeared in Othello, Two Noble Kinsmen, The Rover and Richard II. Additional stage credits include Gertrude in Hamlet at the Old Vic, Sarah Frankcom’s production of Tennessee Williams’s  Orpheus Descending and Private Lives (both at Royal Exchange Theatre), Salt, Root and Roe (Donmar Warehouse/West End) and A Marvellous Year For Plums at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Film work includes Twelfth NightTrue ColoursDeadlineA Summer Story and Sense and Sensibility.

Frantic Assembly announces full cast for UK premiere of Things I Know To Be True which includes Imogen Stubbs and Natalie Casey

Full casting has been announced for Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production between Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia. Matthew Barker, Natalie Casey, Richard Mylan, Kirsty Oswald, Ewan Stewart and Imogen Stubbs will star in the play’s UK premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith from 10th September until 1st October 2016 before embarking upon a UK tour.

Thingsiknowtobetrue

Casting for Thing I Know To Be True

A brand new commission written by leading Australian writer Andrew Bovell, Things I Know To Be True had its world premiere in Adelaide in May 2016, and will be recreated for a UK tour to towns and cities including Oxford, Warwick, Liverpool, Salford and Chichester.

Things I Know To Be True will be co-directed by Frantic Assembly’s Tony and Olivier Award nominated Artistic Director Scott Graham and State Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Geordie Brookman. Following its Australian premiere at Adelaide Festival Centre in May 2016, Things I Know To Be True will be recreated for the UK, with a UK cast, as State Theatre Company enters into its first ever international co-production.

As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, Things I Know To Be True tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations. 

Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths.

Featuring Frantic Assembly’s celebrated physicality, Things I Know To Be True is a complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family that is both poetic and brutally frank. 

Andrew Bovell is regarded as one of Australia’s greatest storytellers, for critically acclaimed plays including When The Rain Stops Falling, Speaking In Tongues and an adaptation of Kate Grenville’s The Secret River, as well as screen work including Lantana and A Most Wanted Man.

Matthew Barker plays Mark Price. Matthew’s previous work with Scott Graham includes the National Theatre productions Husbands & Sons and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Other theatre work includes Hamlet (National Theatre), Good People (Hampstead Theatre/West End) and Much Ado About Nothing (Derby LIVE). Television work includes The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (Carnival Films), Doctors (BBC), EastEnders (BBC), Jericho: The Killing of Johnny Swan (Granada) and No Angels (Channel 4).

Natalie Casey plays Pip Price. In the West End Natalie has previously appeared in Legally Blonde and Abigail’s Party. Other stage work includes The Invisible Man (Menier Chocolate Factory), Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival), 9 to 5 (Manchester Opera House) and Sex and the Three Day Week (Liverpool Playhouse). Her work for television includes a starring role as Donna in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (BBC) and Hollyoaks (Mersey Television).

Richard Mylan plays Ben Price. Richard has previously worked with Frantic Assembly on The Believers (UK tour) and Peepshow (Lyric Hammersmith/Plymouth Theatre Royal). Other previous theatre roles include Baggage (Arts Theatre), How I Helped End Communism (The Lowry Studio), Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco (Paines Plough) and Badfinger (Donmar Warehouse). Television credits include recurring roles in Waterloo RoadDoctorsGrownups and Coupling (all on BBC) and Where The Heart Is and The Bill (both on ITV). Film credits include City Rats (Revolver Entertainment) and The Upside of Anger (Media 8 Entertainment).

Kirsty Oswald plays Rosie Price. Kirsty’s most recent work with Frantic Assembly was Othello in 2014/15, in which she played Desdemona (Lyric Hammersmith and UK Tour). Other theatre roles include The Father (West End), The Winter’s Tale (Sheffield Crucible), We Are Proud To Present… (Bush Theatre) and The Judas Kiss (Hampstead Theatre). Her work for television includes roles in The Coroner (BBC), Beowulf (ITV), Doctors (BBC), Dancing on the Edge (Ruby Films) and Sadie J (BBC), and her film credits include Gutterdammerung and A Little Chaos. Kirsty’s radio credits include The Power and the Glory and The Forsytes both for the BBC.

Ewan Stewart plays Bob Price. Ewan has previously worked with Frantic Assembly on Beautiful Burnout (UK tour) and has also worked extensively with the National Theatre, appearing in The Pillowman, Sergeant Musgrave’s Dance, Major Barbara, The Murderer, Racing Demon, In The Blue, As I Lay Dying and A Month in the Country. He has also appeared in Royal Court productions Jumpy and Road, and National Theatre Scotland’s In Time of Strife, and Let The Right One In. Television credits include The Interceptor (BBC), P.O.W. (ITV) and Only Fools and Horses (BBC).

Imogen Stubbs plays Fran Price. Imogen has appeared in numerous shows in the West End, the RSC, The National Theatre, and many regional theatres. Recent stage credits include Alecky Blythe’s Little Revolution at the Almeida Theatre, Strangers on a Train at the Gielgud and Communicating Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory). For the Royal Shakespeare Company Imogen appeared in Othello, Two Noble Kinsmen, The Rover and Richard II. Additional stage credits include Gertrude in Hamlet at the Old Vic, Sarah Frankcom’s production of Tennessee Williams’s  Orpheus Descending and Private Lives (both at Royal Exchange Theatre), Salt, Root and Roe (Donmar Warehouse/West End) and A Marvellous Year For Plums at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Film work includes Twelfth NightTrue ColoursDeadlineA Summer Story and Sense and Sensibility.

LISTINGS

10 September – 1 October
Press Night Friday 16 September
Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square, King Street, London, W6 0QL
020 8741 6850
www.lyric.co.uk

4 – 8 October
Oxford Playhouse
11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW
01865 305 305
www.oxfordplayhouse.com

11 – 22 October
Warwick Arts Centre
Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 7AL
024 7652 4524
www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

2 – 5 November
Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse (Playhouse Theatre)
On sale June 2016
Playhouse Theatre, Williamson Square, Liverpool, L1 1EL
0151 709 4776
www.everymanplayhouse.com

8 – 12 November
The Lowry (Quays Theatre)
Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

15 – 26 November
Chichester Festival Theatre (Minerva Theatre)
Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex, P019 6AP
01243 781312
www.cft.org.uk

Running time approx. 2 hours, including an interval
Contains strong language
Suitable for ages 14+