Interview With…Vikki Stone

We chatted to Vikki about writing her first pantomime, Aladdin for the Lyric Hammersmith. Hi Vikki, how did you find the experience of writing a pantomime? I’ve absolutely loved it – I’ve been in a fair few pantomimes before (two of those were also at the Lyric Hammersmith), but this is my first time writing… Read More

NEWS: Cast and Creative Team Announced for Aladdin at Lyric Hammersmith

The production will play at the theatre from the 19th November. The Lyric Hammersmith have announced the cast and creative team for its 2021 pantomime production of Aladdin, which will begin performances in November. Written by Vikki Stone and directed by Abigail Graham, the production is set to star Qasim Mahmood as Aladdin, Stephan Boyce as Dave Twankey, Kate… Read More

Review Round Up: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Chichester Festival Theatre/ Lyric Hammersmith

We round up the reviews for the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre co-production of Martin McDonagh‘s The Beauty Queen of Leenane. WhatsOnStage: *** “It’s all engaging enough stuff but just manages to miss the mark with its levels of toxicity and torment on display. The comedy shines through but the savagery is more difficult to find.”… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for The Beauty Queen of Leenane

The revival of Martin McDonagh’s play will run at the Lyric Hammersmith from the 9th October. Full casting has been announced for the Lyric Hammersmith’s revival of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, playing at the theatre from the 9th October until the 6th November. It has been confirmed that Orla Fitzgerald, star of The Young Offenders, and Adam… Read More

NEWS: Lyric Hammersmith Announces World Premiere of Out West

The theatre has announced it will be reopening in June with the world premiere production of Out West. Formed of three new plays by Tanika Gupta (A Doll’s House), Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Roy Williams (Death Of England: Delroy), Out West will officially reopen the Lyric Hammersmith from the 18th June until… Read More

NEWS: Hackney Empire, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Theatre Royal Stratford East Postpone 2020 Pantomime

It has been confirmed that due to the ongoing pandemic the four theatres will not be producing their annual pantomimes. Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding when theatres might be able to safely reopen Hackney Empire, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Theatre Royal Stratford East have announced the postponement of their pantomimes until… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Streaming Picks of the Week

Looking to plan out your week with some theatre at home? Here’s our guide to what you can watch this week… A Doll’s House, Lyric Hammersmith: available for a day from 2.30pm on the 20th May only, the Lyric Hammersmith is sharing a recording of Henrik Ibsen’s play, adapted for this production by Tanika Gupta… Read More

Review Round Up: Love Love Love, Lyric Hammersmith

We round up the reviews for Mike Bartlett’s play, running at the Lyric Hammersmith until the 4th April. The Guardian: **** “Bartlett’s dialogue is brilliant, from the whip-smart satire to its finely observed comment on youth, ageing and what remains of idealism in mid-life. The cast is uniformly brilliant, too, in bringing out both the… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Show Picks of the Week: Monday 3rd February 2020

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s weekly picks of shows to go and see… Luzia, Cirque du Soleil, Royal Albert Hall: given the company’s stunning performance at the BAFTA’s last night, there is no better time to catch the European premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia. Catch up with what the critics made of it here.… Read More

Review Round Up: Faustus: That Damned Woman, Lyric Hammersmith

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Chris Bush’s gender swapped take on Doctor Faustus. Time Out: *** “Bush’s attempt to ‘fix’ Faustus by having its heroine pursue the opposite path to Marlowe’s ultimately creates fresh problems of its own. But McNee is excellent and at barely two hours, this is the sort of breezy… Read More