Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
The oldest surviving playhouse on the billboard-heavy Shaftesbury Avenue, the Lyric Theatre (not to be confused with Lyric Hammersmith) is an unassuming venue. Its simple architecture is devoid of the elaborate gilt and sculpture that adorns most nineteenth-century theatres, leaving the Lyric looking more like a period property than an entertainment venue. Starting life as a home for comic operas, it’s since gone on to stage a mixed bag of comedy (Eddie Izzard, Frank Skinner), classics (‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’, ‘Death of a Salesman’) and musicals including the critical hit ‘Cabaret’ and people’s production ‘Thriller Live’.
What's on at Lyric Theatre
Musicals, West End
- Rating: 4/5
Current cast includes Trenyce Cobbins, Haydon Eshun, MiG Ayesa, Wayne Anthony Cole, Joanna Jones, Britt Quentin, Oggie Iwo, Maria Akpan, Laurie Kay Hue, Asleigh Wadforth Frost, Cassie MacMillan and Libby Hall Step inside the Lyric foyer and you'll be...
Puppetry, Comedy, Kids' theatre, West End
- Rating: 4/5
This review is of the summer 2011 run of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. Those of a certain generation will remember having 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' read to them as a child, and the warm, familiar and comforting charm of the illustrations that accompanied...
Pop and rock, Jazz and experimental
- Critics' choice
The legendary Celtic soul mystic's more recent output has flitted between blues, big band jazz, R&B, skiffle and folk, but at this special appearance he's launching a retrospective book of his selected lyrics, 'Lit Up Inside'. Hopefully that means a full-on...