The Lyric Hammersmith have confirmed its Spring 2017 season including productions of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox and the world premiere of Paul Auster’s City of Glass.
The theatre’s spring season will begin with a musical production of Roald Dahl’s classic Fantastic Mr Fox (25th January-19th February). Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth, Fantastic Mr Fox is determined to outwit three villainous farmers – but little does he know how far they are willing to go for revenge. This musical production follows on from the Lyric Hammersmith’s family pantomime Aladdin, ensuring that family entertainment continues into the new year.
Meanwhile, the season will then continue with a new UK production of Matthew Whittet’s critically acclaimed play Seventeen (4th March-8th April), directed by Anne-Louise Sarks. The play is a bittersweet celebration of a group of teenagers on the edge of adulthood.
Finally, after Easter the Lyric will present the world premiere of Paul Auster’s City of Glass (20th April- 13th May). Adapted by Duncan MacMillan, this production is the first ever stage adaptation of one of Auster’s novels in the UK. This production directed by Leo Warner and will embark on a international tour after it concludes its run at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Talking about the news Lyric Hammersmith’s Artistic Director Sean Holmes said: “Each individual show pushes at the boundaries of theatre in different ways bringing together world class creative teams in national and international collaborations. Together these shows will entertain, provoke and challenge our audiences in classic Lyric style.”