Aria Entertainment and Knockhardy Productions present Rags The Musical in Concert by Joseph Stein, Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartz on Monday 28th April, 7.30pm, at the Lyric Theatre, London. All proceeds from the performance will go to Centrepoint, the UK's leading charity for homeless young people. Produced on Broadway in 1986, Rags ran only a short while, but developed a passionate following - as well as a Tony Award Nomination for Best Musical, a cast recording, and many subsequent … [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 truly magical Olivier Award nominated production of THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA, returns to the West End again this summer, opening at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on Wednesday 2nd July and running through to Sunday 7th September 2014. Based on the picture book written and illustrated by Judith Kerr, and adapted for the stage with songs and lyrics by David Wood, the smash hit family show about a tea-guzzling tiger returns for another summer season. This stunning stage adaptation … [Read more...]
Full casting is announced today for COOL RIDER, the cult musical sequel in concert, which will play two performances only on Monday 27 January 2014 at the West End’s Lyric Theatre. Due to popular demand, 100 additional seats have also been released for the 11.00pm performance, with the 7.30pm performance sold out. First-look images are also released today of Reece Shearsmith as Mr Stuart, Ashleigh Gray as Stephanie and Aaron Sidwell as Michael. The principal cast is completed by Bronté Barbe … [Read more...]
Further casting is announced for COOL RIDER, the cult musical sequel in concert, which will play two performances on Monday 27 January 2014 at the Lyric Theatre. Joining the previously announced Reece Shearsmith as biology teacher Mr Stuart are Ashleigh Gray as Stephanie, Aaron Sidwell as Michael, Hannah LeVane as Paulette and Niall Sheehy as Johnny. Ashleigh Gray’s recent theatre credits include standby Elphaba in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Martha in the UK Tour of The Secret … [Read more...]
The music of Michael Jackson is very recognisable. No matter what your age you will have come across some of the greatest pop music ever written or a current artist that has been directly influenced by the "King of Pop". Thriller Live - currently rocking the house at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue celebrates this fact by taking its audiences on a journey through all of Jackson's classic tracks. From the earliest hits of the Jackson 5 (complete with a young MJ), to the phenomenon of … [Read more...]