Kenny Wax Family Entertainment presents the premiere of Oi Frog & Friends! the highly anticipated stage show which brings together Kes Gray and Jim Field’s bestselling and award-winning picture books Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! published by the Hachette Children’s Group, into one action-packed musical production. Oi Frog & Friends! opens at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from 29 November 2019 until 5 January 2020. Prior to its West End premiere, Oi Frog & Friends! … [Read more...]
Lyric Theatre London Tickets - News & Reviews
The Lyric Theatre London
29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Tube Lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
Directions from nearest tube: Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car Park: Brewer Street
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets and Wheelchair accessible
The Lyric Theatre London
The Lyric Theatre is the oldest of the theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue. In 1888 it opened with the comic opera Dorothy featuring Marie Tempest, the show had transferred from the Prince of Wales Theatre. In 1906 Lewis Waller appeared in a season of revivals and a romantic version of Robin Hood. During 1910 The Chocolate Soldier was the first of Bernard Shaw’s plays to set to music when Oscar Strauss composed songs for an adaptation of Arms and the Man. In 1929 Leslie Howard appeared in the popular Berkeley Square.
The foyer and bar areas were completely renovated in 1932-33 and the exterior restored in 1994. The Lyric Theatre staged mostly light operettas when it first opened before subsequently staging light comedies and straight drama. In 1950 Andre Roussin’s The Little Hut had a run of 1261 performances with Robert Morley in the original cast. In 1955 Noel Coward’s South Sea Bubble played at the theatre starring Vivien Leigh. In 1972 Alan Ayckbourn’s How the Other Half Loves starring Alec Guinness ran for 869 performances. Other predominant productions include 1989 Rosemary Harris leading the cast of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, Kenneth Branagh in Look Back In Anger and Sheila Hancock in Andrew Davies’ Prin.
Thriller Live, the acclaimed West End concert spectacular, is today celebrating a landmark 7000 performances - with shows in both London and Edinburgh. The West End cast are celebrating along with the international tour cast, who are performing all this week at Edinburgh’s Playhouse Theatre. Producers Paul Walden and Derek Nicol said: “Just as Michael Jackson himself did throughout his prolific career, Thriller Live continues to smash old records and set new ones. We are more than thrilled … [Read more...]
Just as there is a reason why certain plays and musicals aren’t revived very often (put bluntly, they’re not very good), there’s a reason why songs from the Simon & Garfunkel repertoire are still enjoyed by many people decades after they were released – put just as bluntly, they’re brilliant. It is, therefore, a tall order for anyone to take on a production like The Simon & Garfunkel Story (which really, although life events and professional milestones are all explained during the course … [Read more...]
Thriller Live, the West End concert spectacular, is extending its record-breaking run to April 2020. Now in its 11th year, producers today open up a new 27-week booking period. It had previously been booking to September 2019. Jackie, Marlon and Tito Jackson greeted the news of the West End extension: “Thriller Live is such a cool celebration of Michael’s music and the music of the Jackson Five we made together. We loved the show when we saw it, and fans in the audience were ‘thrilled’ with … [Read more...]
Already the 14th longest-running musical in the West End, Thriller Live has just marked its 10th anniversary at the Lyric Theatre, ending with an on-stage ambition to notch up a second decade. From the quality of the current cast and theatregoers' seemingly insatiable nostalgia, it’s an ambition this electrifying show is likely to achieve. While there are elements of both, Thriller Live is neither a tribute act nor a biography-cum-jukebox – the songs aren’t even in chronological order. What … [Read more...]