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
Jazz and experimental
- Critics' choice
The jazz-pop singer and saxophonist behind the Kenny G-meets-Michael Bolton hit ‘I Wonder Why’ drops in for a London concert. He'll be leaning on his latest album ‘Hooray For Love’ with help from pianist Matthew Fries, bassist Cliff Schmitt, drummer Paul...
Kids' theatre, Kids' theatre, West End
- Rating: 3/5
Tall Stories's production of 'Room on the Broom' returns to the West End over Christmas this year. 'Room on the Broom' is one of the growing stable of books by children's writers Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler that have been adapted for the stage....
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...
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...