The production will run at the theatre from the 18th June.

Casting has been confirmed for the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s upcoming production of Out West, which brings together new plays by three of the UK’s leading writers. It has been announced that Esh Alladi will play a young Gandhi in Tanika Gupta’s The Overseas Student, Tom Mothersdale will play new father Jack in Simon Stephens’ Blue Water and Cold and Fresh and Ayesha Antoine will play security guard Donna in Roy Williams’ Go, Girl.  

The production featuring all three plays will be  running from the 18th June to 24th July and will also be streamed online  from the 12th to the 17th July. It is co-directed by the Lyric’s Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan and Diane Page, who this week received the 2021 JMK Award celebrating directors and designers with exciting creative visions. The creative team also includes costume design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Jessica Hung Han Yun and composition and sound design by Simon Slater.

Each of the plays in Out West explores race, geography, identity, belonging and hope rooted in multicultural England of past and present.

Meanwhile, the Lyric has teamed up with Inc Arts, a national collective that champions the UK’s ethnically diverse workforce, to pilot Inc Arts’ Act Against Racism campaign, alongside signing up to the online toolkit Unlock. Unlock is the UK’s first cross-sector interactive tool for measuring anti-racist progress in the creative and cultural sector and offers a choice of over 100 suggestions to help bring anti-racist commitments to life in arts workplaces. Act Against Racism is a long-term campaign to take positive anti-racist action in cultural spaces to change the way the industry works.

To book tickets for Out West visit: https://lyric.co.uk/shows/out-west/