Acclaimed singer and comedienne, Fascinating Aida’s Liza Pulman and her fabulous six-piece band pays homage to the legend of Barbra Streisand in her wonderful hit show, Liza Pulman Sings Streisand. Direct from a sell-out run at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theatre The Other Palace as part of a wider UK tour and sell-out performances at Wilton’s Music Hall, Liza Pulman returns to London’s West End with exciting new dates in Spring 2019 at The Lyric Theatre. The newly announced dates at The Lyric … [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.
The champagne is on ice on Shaftesbury Avenue as Thriller Live, the concert spectacular which showcases Michael Jackson’s unforgettable music and dazzling choreography prepares to celebrate 10 years as the Lyric Theatre’s longest-running success. Thriller Live will celebrate its 10th birthday in the West End on January 22 On April 9 it will become the 13th Longest Running West End Musical in history Thriller Live has just celebrated its 4,000th West End performance with guest stars … [Read more...]
Last night (Wednesday 12th September 2018) was a special celebration to mark the 4,000 production of Thriller Live at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue. In Michael's spirit of caring and giving, all net proceeds from the performance were donated to The Princes Trust, specifically to support young people. And an extra sparkle of glamour was added to the occasion as Peter Andre made a guest appearance. It was a sell-out, the show rocked and the audience were thrilled. A wonderful occasion which I felt … [Read more...]
Thriller Live is to celebrate a record-breaking 4,000 West End shows with a glittering Gala Charity Performance in aid of The Prince’s Trust on Wednesday 12th September, 2018 featuring major guest stars. Thriller Live’s producers announce a partnership with The Prince’s Trust to provide a year-long outreach programme. West End concert spectacular, Thriller Live is teaming up with The Prince’s Trust to celebrate their record-breaking 4000th performance at the Lyric Theatre on Wednesday 12th … [Read more...]
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is a cheerful, entertaining, romp of a family show. Ten years after its first performance, it’s back in the West End at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. Director Sally Cookson has created a super theatrical experience for young theatregoers. She skilfully recreates the much-loved world of Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Their award-winning book of the same name was published in 1989 and has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide. Suffice to say, it was … [Read more...]