News Published 11 May 2011

Lyric Hammersmith Announces New Season

An Edward Bond revival and new work by Kneehigh.

Rosanna Hall

Sean Holmes, the Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith, has announced the programme  for their 2011/2012 season.

The highlight of the new season is Holmes’ revival of Edward Bond’s 1965 debut play, Saved, the first professional UK production of this work that Bond has allowed in 25 years. This will be followed in 2012 with a presentation of three of his more recent one act plays, Chair, The Under Room and Have I None, in the Lyric Studio, with Bond himself directing Chair, a piece originally broadcast as a radio play.

The new season will also feature Kneehigh’s latest production, The Wild Bride, which makes its London premiere there in September prior to a national tour, and a Christmas pantomime, an exciting yet traditional take on Aladdin directed by Steve Marmion.  The west London venue will also stage new work by physical theatre company Frantic Assembly. Lovesong, which will be written by their regular collaborator Abi Morgan and is scheduled for January 2012. This will be followed in February by Filter’s typically irreverent ‘remix’ of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Filter’s current production, Silence, a collaboration with former Lyric Artistic Director David Farr and the RSC opens at Hampstead Theatre next week).

For tickets and further information, visit the Lyric Hammersmith website.

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Rosanna Hall is a contributor to Exeunt Magazine

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