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Liza Pulman Sings Streisand

Liza Pulman Sings Streisand

 

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Direct from a sell-out run at The Other Palace, Liza Pulman brings her five-star show to the Lyric, paying homage to the incomparable Barbra Streisand.

Liza Pulman Sings Streisand sees Liza bring her wit, flawless vocals, and storytelling to the theatre in a show which will take your breath away.

Accompanied by a stellar band, Liza will sing a variety of Streisand hits including ‘New York State of Mind’, ‘Evergreen’, ‘The Way We Were’, and, of course, ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade’.

Perfect for lovers of musical theatre and Streisand, this show will surely put a smile on your face this spring.

Cast & Creative

Liza Pulman is a critically acclaimed comedienne who is also part of the Olivier Award-nominated cabaret group Facstinating Aïda. Pulman has also performed onstage in A Christmas Carol at Chichester Festival Theatre, and at the London Palladium in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. She has most recently been seen in Midsomer Murders.

Musical direction comes from Joseph Atkins, a composer, arranger and musical director. Atkins’ work includes Josephine and I (Bush Theatre) and The Wedding Singer (Lowry Theatre, Manchester).

Show Length & Times

Liza Pulman Sings Streisand plays for a limited time at the Lyric Theatre, from 18th March – 15th April on Monday nights.
The show is 1 hour 50 minutes long including one interval.

Suitable for Children?

The show is suitable for those aged 11+

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Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael

Relive the passion, the sensitivity and the unique showmanship of the legendary George Michael, with the UK’s finest tribute act. Playing a limited number of performances at London’s Lyric Theatre, Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael is a spellbinding theatrical experience that pays homage to one of the greatest musicians of all time.

Returning to the West End due to popular demand, Fastlove has taken the country, and globe, by storm, performing to thousands of audiences in sold-out venues across the UK. Packed with chart-topping crowd-pleasers, songs range from “Careless Whisper” to “Freedom”, “Faith” to “Jesus to a Child” and many, many more.

A night of pure entertainment, the respectful tribute show celebrates George Michael in a stunning stage show that has toured across Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Ireland and Sweden. Featuring renowned solo saxophonist Ed Barker, the London show of Fastlove is an extravaganza that simply cannot be missed.

Please note that this is a tribute show that is in no way affiliated with any original artists, estates, management companies or similar shows.

Cast and Creative

Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael is presented by entertainment company Entertainers, who represent shows including The Magic of Motown, Islands in the Stream and Big Girls Don’t Cry, plus many more.

Show Lengths and Times

Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael plays limited Monday performances at the Lyric Theatre London on 15 October, 5 November and 3 December 2018. Performances are at 7:30pm.

Show running time is 2 hours 10 minutes, including an interval.

Suitable for Children?

Fastlove is suitable for George Michael fans ready for a full-length concert!

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Room on the Broom Live

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After several national and international tours, Tall Stories’ Olivier Award-nominated adaptation of popular children’s book Room on the Broom returns to the West End! Room on the Broom Live is the thrilling stage show based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s classic picture book.

Join the Witch and her cat on an exciting mission to defeat a dragon, as they travel around on their magic broomstick. As they journey, the pair pick up a series of friendly hitch-hikers, including a dog, a lovely green bird and crazy frog. But the broomstick isn’t meant for five, and snaps in two – just as the scary, hungry dragon appears!

Tall Stories’ magical stage adaptation features a variety of fun to keep tiny theatregoers engaged. From interactive moments, to musical numbers and plenty of bright, colourful puppetry, this production is guaranteed to enthral audiences of all ages.

Playing a festive season at London’s Lyric Theatre, Room on the Broom Live is the vivid stage adaptation from the creators of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. Packed full of songs, laughter and scary fun, this show is not to be missed!

Cast and Creative

Room on the Broom Live is the original novel by Julia Donaldson, with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, and is adapted for the stage by Tall Stories. The production is directed by Olivia Jacobs, with design by Morgan Large, lighting design by James Whiteside and music and lyrics by Jon Fiber, Andy Shaw and Robin Price, with puppets by Yvonne Stone.

Current casting includes Amy Harris as Witch, Emma Crowley-Bennett as Cat, David Garrud as Dog/Frog and Connor Bloom as Bird/Dragon, with Dale Wylde as Understudy.

Show Lengths and Times

Room on the Broom Live comes to the Lyric Theatre London for limited performances from November 23rd 2018 to January 13th 2019. Performances are at 10am, 11am and 12pm, and vary depending on the day.

Show running time is 1 hour, without an interval.

Suitable for Children?

Room on the Broom Live is recommended for those aged 3 and up.

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

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Following a smash-hit international and West End tour, Kenny Wax Family Entertainment Ltd present a colourful stage adaptation of popular children’s novel We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Returning once more to London, the vivid production plays a limited summer holiday season at the Lyric Theatre.

Based on Michael Rosen’s best-selling, award-winning book, which features iconic illustrations by Helen Oxenbury, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is the thrilling tale of an intrepid family determined to have a big adventure. Setting out on a quest to find a bear, accompanied by their special musical dog, the gang must journey through a host of climates, from gigantic grass to a splishy, splashy river and even big squelchy mud! Will they ever find the bear?

Featuring plenty of interactive fun, including a lively score and songs that everyone can sing, the exciting production promises to be the perfect treat for tiny theatregoers! Brought to life by director Sally Cookson, who has helmed previous West End children’s shows including Hetty Feather, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is a hands-on adventure for modern audiences!

Cast and Creative

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is the original novel by Michael Rosen, with illustrations by Helen Oxenbury, and is adapted for the stage by Sally Cookson and the Original Company, with direction by Sally Cookson, set and costume design by Katie Sykes, lighting design by Tony Simpson and sound design by Jason Barnes. The production also features compositions by Benji Bower and puppet design by Marc Parrett, and is production by Kenny Wax Family Entertainment Ltd.

Casting includes Joseph Carey as Dad, Christopher Smart as Boy, Rebecca Newman as Girl and Benjamin Hills as Dog/Musician, with Jordan Turner as Understudy/ASM.

Show Lengths and Times

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt comes to the Lyric Theatre London for limited performances from July 4th to September 2nd 2018. Performances are at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 2pm, and vary depending on the day.

Show running time is 55 minutes, without an interval.

Suitable for Children?

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is recommended for those aged 3 and up.

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All-Star Comedy Benefit for Jim Tavare

A stellar line-up of comedians join forces in an All-Star Comedy Benefit for Jim Tavare, the comedian who was recently involved in a serious car crash in Los Angeles. Playing a one-off performance at the Lyric Theatre London, twelve hilarious stand-ups get together for a riotous night of comedy!

Acts include the hilarious Harry Hill, best known for his television ventures, alongside Stewart Lee, Paul Chowdhry, Dave Johns, Arthur Smith, Zoe Lyons, Hal Cruttenden, Gina Yashere and the inimitable Jo Brand. Further acts are Mock the Week regulars Milton Jones and Dara O Briain, as well as QI and Jonathan Creek’s Alan Davies and Paul Zerdin, who recently starred in Cinderella at the London Palladium.

Jim Tavare is the English stand-up comedian and actor, well-known for his role as Tom in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. A regular Royal Variety performer, Tavare co-wrote and starred in the BAFTA-winning ITV show The Sketch Show, with further television appearances including The Jim Tavare Show, Californication and Pudsey: The Movie.

The London show follows similar fundraisers held in California and Manchester, with well-known comedians flocking to lend their support. Catch the hilarious All-Star Comedy Benefit for Jim Tavare at the West End’s Lyric Theatre for one night only, on Monday 12th June 2017.

Cast and Creative

Acts include Harry Hill, Stewart Lee, Milton Jones, Paul Zerdin, Alan Davies, Paul Chowdhry, Dave Johns, Arthur Smith, Zoe Lyons, Hal Cruttenden, Dara O’Briain, Gina Yashere and Jo Brand, with further acts to be announced.

Show Lengths and Times

The All-Star Benefit for Jim Tavare comes to the Lyric Theatre London for a one-off performance on Monday 12th June 2017 at 7:30pm.

Show running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an interval.

Suitable for Children?

The All-Star Benefit for Jim Tavare is recommended for those aged 18 and up.

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

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After phenomenal success following a worldwide tour, international smash-hit The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to London’s West End for strictly limited performances. As part of a 50th Anniversary Celebration of the incredible duo, the acclaimed musical show plays at the Lyric Theatre.

Originally forming in 1957 as Tom & Jerry, Simon & Garfunkel went on to become one of the most iconic folk rock groups in the world. The Simon & Garfunkel Story immerses audiences in the 1960’s, revealing the incredible journey of musicians Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, charting their monumental highs and heart-breaking lows. Rocketing from humble beginnings to worldwide superstars and reaching a difficult break-up, the story lets audiences in on the band’s astonishing backstory.

Culminating with their dazzling 1981 Central Park reformation concert, the show lets audiences relive the best of Simon & Garfunkel’s musical moments, justifying their incredible ten Grammy Awards and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Tap along to chart hits including “Mrs Robinson”, “The Sound of Silence”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and many more!

The Simon & Garfunkel Story captures the duo’s legendary story and back catalogue of songs in a fantastic production originally directed by David Beck. With new direction by Dean Elliot, the show features a full live band, brass ensemble and actual video footage and newsreels, documenting the band’s journey.

Returning to London after an initial run at the Leicester Square Theatre in 2015, as well as a subsequent sold-out UK tour and shows in Sydney and Seattle, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is the internationally heralded production playing limited performances at London’s Lyric Theatre.

Cast and Creative

The Simon & Garfunkel Story is produced by Maple Tree Entertainment Limited and is originally directed by David Beck. The new production is directed by Dean Elliot (Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story), with musical supervision by Dean Elliot. The popular production also features sound design by Graham Penn and Chris Crowther (Electric Pulse Productions), lighting design by Nik Ryal and Dean Elliot and video design by Josh Woods (Feature Phonic Limited).

Casting includes Philip Murray Warson (Million Dollar Quartet) as Paul Simon and Charles Blyth as Art Garfunkel. The band features Leon Camfield (Bass), Adam Smith (Electric Guitar/Keyboards) and Mat Swales (Drums).

Show Lengths and Times

The Simon & Garfunkel Story plays at the Lyric Theatre London on limited Monday performances once a month.

Show running time is 2 hours and 15 minutes, including an interval.

Suitable for Children?

The Simon & Garfunkel is suitable for all ages.

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WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards

Find out who will be crowned the winner of the esteemed WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards 2017, at a one-off ceremony at the Lyric Theatre! Following a series of competitive heats, the finalists take to the stage on April 10th to impress the judges.

Featuring only ten performers from an original group of 44, the night will see the finalists perform 8 minutes of their musical comedy acts, with a series of industry professionals voting for the winner. There’s also the opportunity to win the Audience Favourite Award for the act that received the best audience reaction, as well as a performance opportunity from the Best Newcomer.

Beginning in 2009 and founded by Ed Chappel, the MCA’s were set up to encourage and promote emerging talent in the musical comedy industry. Now entering its eighth year, the awards are recognised as one of the most prestigious outings of the year. The MCA’s have provided a platform for renowned acts such as Frisky & Manish, Abandoman and Jay Foreman.

Hosted by Tina T’urner Tea Lady, the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards will be a riotous celebration of the UK’s finest up-and-coming musical comedians! Expect to laugh until you cry at a night that is bursting with talent!

Cast and Creative

Confirmed acts for the finals are yet to be announced, but competitors include Thom Milner, Matt Hutson, Gwilum Argos, Daniel Fraser, Mr Spooky, Will Hislop, Isobel Roge, Professor Jack Darcy, Sarah Mills, Teresa Livingstone, Les Beaux Idiots, Jamie D’Souza, Charlie Partridge, Kirsty Mann, James Wilson-Taylor, Riona O’Connor, Vicky Arlidge, Rasputin’s Lunchbox, Kevin Davidson and Dan Attfield.

Additional performers include Gavin Milnthorpe, Fritz Frizzle, Ariane Sherine, ShitStorM, Tom Taylor, Vicky Gould, Thomas Hind, Harry Garrison, Two Plus Ones, Rosie Holt, Hassan Dervish, Jeff Japers, Luka Antony, Hurt & Anderson, Lolly Jones, MC Cashback, Katie Pritchard, Steve Whitely, Jason Simmons, David Hoare, Bennet Kavanagh, Barnaby Griffin, Danny Macleod and Jenny B Side.

Show Lengths and Times

The WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards plays one performance at the Lyric Theatre London on Monday 10th April 2017. This is the final round of the competition, with previous heats performing at other venues.

Show running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an interval.

Suitable for Children?

The WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards is recommended for those aged 14 and up.

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What the Ladybird Heard

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‘charming, well-paced and gently interactive’

‘clever and sophisticated theatre, with real imagination, and a total delight to observe’

‘thoroughly entertaining’

Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ much-loved children’s book comes to life at the Lyric Theatre London, bringing farmyard fun to the West End! Opening at the theatre for a limited summer season beginning July 5th 2017, What the Ladybird Heard is guaranteed to thrill families of theatregoers!

A glittering tale packed full of fun, What the Ladybird Heard follows two crafty robbers, one very small ladybird and all of her farmyard friends! When Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len devise a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s best prize cow, the little Ladybird comes up with a whole new plan of her own!

Join a variety of fluffy, snuffly creatures at the Lyric Theatre, from the woolly sheep to the hairy hog, the fat red and hen and the dainty dog! Packed full of colour, amazing puppetry, live music and audience participation that will engage families of all ages, What the Ladybird Heard is the vibrant new stage show that promises to bring laughter and lots of fun.

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What the Ladybird Heard is written by Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo) and Lydia Monks. Directed by Graham Hubbard (The Caucasian Chalk Circle), the production features design by Bek Palmer and lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, with original compositions and sound design by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for JollyGoodTunes.

Casting is yet to be announced.

Show Lengths and Times

What the Ladybird Heard opens at the Lyric Theatre London on July 5th and plays a summer season until September 10th 2017. Performances are at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 2pm on different days. Please check the date and time when booking.

Show running time is 55 minutes, without an interval.

Suitable for Children?

What the Ladybird Heard is ideally suited to families, with a rough age recommendation for those 3 and up.

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The Gruffalo’s Child

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No Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

Fresh from the incredible West End success of The Gruffalo, Tall Stories adapts Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s sequel into a magical stage production that will enchant any young theatregoer. Featuring plenty of music, interactive songs, laughter and scary fun, The Gruffalo’s Child is guaranteed to be a monster hit.

It is said that no Gruffalo should ever go into the deep, dark wood, because the Big Bad Mouse could be waiting around any corner! One wild and windy night, the very brave Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warnings and sneaks out into the snow. Quickly, she spots some mysterious tracks and follows them… After all, the Big Bad Mouse can’t really exist!

Originally an award-winning children’s picture-book, The Gruffalo’s Child is the sequel to the beloved The Gruffalo, which follows Mouse as she encounters several scary creatures – including the Gruffalo itself! Having achieved tremendous West End success, with seasonal runs at the Vaudeville and Lyric Theatre, Tall Stories’ guarantees that their shows are packed full of action to keep the tiniest of toddlers engaged, as well as their grown-ups!

Opening at London’s Lyric Theatre for a festive run beginning November 22nd 2017, The Gruffalo’s Child is guaranteed to be the perfect Christmas treat.

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The Gruffalo’s Child is a Tall Stories production, directed by Olivia Jacobs, with choreography by Morag Cross and design by Isla Shaw, lighting design by James Whiteside and music production by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Jollygoodtunes. The Gruffalo’s Child also features original music and lyrics by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw, with puppet design by Yvonne Stone and Polly Lawrence.

With several different actors taking on the roles of the forest friends, the current tour includes Sophie Alice as Gruffalo’s Child, Catriona Mackenzie as Narrator/Mouse and Andrew Mudie as Gruffalo/Predators, with Jake Addley understudying.

Show Lengths and Times

The Gruffalo’s Child opens at the Lyric Theatre London on November 22nd 2017 and will play festive season until January 7th 2018. Performances are at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 2pm on different days. Please check the date and time when booking.

Show running time is 55 minutes, without an interval.

Suitable for Children?

The Gruffalo’s Child is the perfect family production, recommended for those aged 3 and up.

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The Gruffalo

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‘as fun and as fantastical as the original’

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‘a lovely sense of humour that filters through the performance’

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‘an irresistibly charming tale told with refreshing simplicity’

A bona fide children’s classic, The Gruffalo returns once again to the West End for a limited summer season. Tall Stories’ winsome adaptation brings Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s book to life in glorious technicolour. Catch it when it comes a-prowling into London’s Lyric Theatre from July 3rd.

A staple of children’s bookcases everywhere, The Gruffalo is the tale of brave Mouse, who sets off on an intrepid adventure through the vast, dark forest. This is no walk in the park, but a hazardous journey which sees our hero bump into all sorts of peckish predators. A sneaky fox, a slithering snake and an eccentric owl all notice Mouse and quite fancy her as an afternoon snack. Luckily Mouse has plenty of cunning and quick wit up her sleeve, and she soon lands on a plan to outsmart the hungry animals; she tells them all there is to know about the fearsome Gruffalo who lives in the woods…

The book has previously been made into a BBC film featuring the voices of Helena Bonham-Carter, James Corden and Robbie Coltrane. Tall Stories’ adaptation has enjoyed countless successful runs at the Lyric Theatre and has been described by Time Out as being, “as fun and fantastical as the original”.

Chock-full of fun, physical theatre, silliness and interactive songs, this is live family entertainment at its best. Thanks to its 55 minute running time, it’s perfect for short attention spans and a fitting way to introduce young children to theatre. The Gruffalo is guaranteed to be another delightful summer hit at the Lyric Theatre!

 

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The Gruffalo was originally devised by company member of Tall Stories: Sharon McArdle, Tom Banks and Felix Hayes. Featuring the well-loved children’s book by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the show is directed by Olivia Jacobs and features choreography by Morag Cross. Design is by Isla Shaw and lighting design is by James Whiteside. The Gruffalo features musical direction from Jon Fiber along with original music and lyrics by Jon Fiber, Olivia Jacobs, Andy Shaw and Robin Price.

Show Lengths and Times

The Gruffalo runs for a limited summer season the Lyric Theatre London from July 3rd to September 8th. Show running time is approximately 55mins, without an interval.

Suitable for Children?

The Gruffalo is family-friendly and is suitable for children aged 3 and up. Babes in arms tickets can be obtained from the Box Office on the day of the performance. Please note: the Lyric Theatre does not supply booster cushions. Please bear this in mind when preparing your children for a visit.

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