The Lyric Hammersmith has confirmed its May 2017-January 2018 season including a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the traditional pantomime. 


From the 14th June until the 15th July, the theatre will present the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach’s Terror which features a translation by David Tushingham. It is a show which puts the audience at the centre of proceedings of this courtroom drama, voting to decide the verdict at each performance. The production will be directed by the Lyric’s Artistic Director, Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle.

Meanwhile, the Lyric Hammersmith will then present  Simon Stephens’ new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, starring Lesley Sharp. This classic Anton Chekhov play is brought to life again in a new production directed by Sean Holmes. The production will play from the 3rd October until the 4th November.


The Lyric Hammersmith’s 2017 season will also see the return of pantomime to the theatre over the festive season with a brand new production of Jack and the Beanstalk to entertain audiences of all ages from the 18th November until the 6th January 2018.

Talking about the news 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.’

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