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LYRIC HAMMERSMITH THEATRE ANNOUNCES SPRING 2023 SEASON

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Open your hearts and mind to the new spring season at Lyric and celebrate theatre at its best with something for everyone.

Highlights of the new season include:

Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo and Franca Rame - 13 March – 08 April 2023

A new adaptation by comedian, writer and actor Tom Basden, directed by Daniel Raggett and starring Daniel Raggart. An anarchist has fallen to his death from a police station window. But did he jump or was he thrown? As the police prepare for an inquiry into the incident, an unhinged showman known only as the Maniac is arrested and brought into the station. Seizing the opportunity to put on a show, he leads the police in an absurd recreation of their version of events, exposing the cover-ups, corruption and profound idiocy of an institution in free-fall.

The Good Person of Szechwan - 15 April -13 May 2023

Written by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by Nina Segal, Directed by Anthony Lau.

Three gods search for just one honest person on earth to justify humanity’s existence. Finding Shen Te, penniless but principled, they reward her with a life-changing amount of cash. But starting her own business in a money-centred, unequal society, her fortune soon turns to frustration as the more kindness she shows, the more complicated life becomes.

School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play - 08 June –15 July 2023

Written by Jocelyn Bioh, Directed by Monique Touko

1986. Ghana’s prestigious Aburi Girls Boarding School. Queen Bee Paulina and her crew excitedly await the arrival of the Miss Ghana pageant recruiter.  It’s clear that Paulina is in top position to take the title until her place is threatened by Ericka - a beautiful and talented new transfer student. As the friendship group’s status quo is upended, who will be chosen for Miss Ghana and at what cost?

Bursting with hilarity and joy, this award-winning comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls around the world, this is not one to be missed!

For the Culture: Celebrations of Blackness - Spring 2023

Curated by Associate Director Nicholai La Barrie 

In 2023 the Lyric will continue celebrating Black joy, talent, culture and creativity through a series of events following a successful launch of this new festival in 2022. The Lyric will invite artists and audiences back to reminisce, dance and celebrate the festival’s second year.

The Bacchae - July 2023

 by Katherine Soper, directed by Kwame Owusu and performed by actors from the Lyric’s ground-breaking performance training programme, SPRINGBOARD

The Lyric reaffirms its accessibility pledge with up to 2,000 free tickets available for those who work and/or live in Hammersmith & Fulham; £5 tickets for all shows for under 25s living in West London and up to 7,000 tickets under £15 across all shows.

Further Information: Shows - Lyric Hammersmith

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