Lyric Hammersmith Unveils New Season

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its autumn/winter 2011/12 season, which kicks off with the London premiere of Kneehigh Theatre’s latest show, The Wild Bride, from 7th September.

Artistic director Sean Holmes will direct Saved and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Lyric Hammersmith’s autumn/winter 2011/12 season.

Artistic director Sean Holmes will direct Saved and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Lyric Hammersmith’s autumn/winter 2011/12 season.

It is described as ‘a lyrical tale with a brutal edge and a beating heart…the story of what happens when your father accidentally sells you to the Devil.’
Kneehigh recently enjoyed success in the West End with their production of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
Next is Edward Bond’s Saved, which begins on 6th October. The Lyric’s artistic director, Sean Holmes, will direct this uncompromising vision of working class South London.
For Christmas, the Lyric will present its annual pantomime, which this year is to be Aladdin. This will be followed in the New Year by Abi Morgan’s Lovesong, a play that intertwines a couple in their twenties with the same man and woman a lifetime later.
The autumn/winter season will close with a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, again directed by Sean Holmes, from 9th February.
The Lyric Hammersmith will present The Wild Bride (7th – 24th September), Saved (6th October – 5th November), Aladdin (19th November – 31st December), Lovesong (11th – 28th January) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (9th February – 17th March) as its new autumn/winter season. Groups of 10 or more receive £2 off the normal ticket price.