As the Lyric's smash-hit Bugsy Malone closes its immensely popular 12-week run, the Hammersmith theatre announces its brand new Spring season for next year, including children's favourite Fantastic Mr Fox.
The play tells the exciting tale of three greedy farmers and their vendetta against the Fantastic Mr Fox. The musical adaptation of this classic story coincides with the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth.
Next Spring, the Lyric will also be presenting Seventeen by Matthew Whittet and City of Glass by Paul Auster.
Sean Holmes, artistic director at The Lyric Hammersmith, said: "True to our unique vein of bold and eclectic programming that crosses from large scale family theatre to hard hitting contemporary drama, I'm delighted to announce three ambitious new productions for Spring '17.
"Each individual show pushes at the boundaries of theatre in different ways bringing together world class creative teams in national and international collaborations. Together these shows will entertain, provoke and challenge our audiences in classic Lyric style."
Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl: Directed by by Maria Aberg
Wednesday January 25 to Sunday February 19, 2017
Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox. Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge. Can he hatch a plan to save his family and friends? Can they outrun the diggers and outsmart the farmers? And can Rabbit shut up long enough not to give the game away?
Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest. A tale of greed, pride and the power of friendship, this production for the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations promises a huge theatrical feast with live music and songs, ideal for the whole family.
Tickets cost from £15 to £40.
Also on at The Lyric Hammersmith
Seventeen By Matthew Whittet
Saturday March 4 to Saturday April 8, 2017
Sue is Mike's girlfriend. Tom is Mike's best friend, but he's secretly in love with Sue. Edwina is Sue's goody-two-shoes best friend and she's about to get drunk for the first time. Lizzy is Mike's annoying younger sister. And Ronny, well no-one invited Ronny and no one's quite sure why he's there...
Seventeen is set in that time after the end of the last day of school, but just before everyone moves on. It's about the cusp of adulthood, the cusp of complete change.
Funny, immature wise and a little bit sad, the European premiere of Seventeen, performed by a cast of septuagenarians, will turn our notions of adulthood and adolescence on their head.
Tickets cost from £15 to £35.
City of Glass by Paul Auster
Thursday April 20 to Saturday May 13, 2017
"It was a wrong number that started it." When reclusive crime writer Daniel Quinn receives a mysterious phone call from a man seeking a private detective in the middle of the night, he quickly and unwittingly becomes the protagonist in a real-life thriller of his own.
He falls under the spell of a strange and seductive woman, who engages him to protect her young husband from his sociopathic father.
As the familiar territory of the noir detective genre gives way to something altogether more disturbing and unpredictable, Quinn becomes consumed by his mission, and begins to lose his grip on reality...
City of Glass, the first part of Paul Auster's three-part novel, The New York Trilogy, will be brought vividly to life in a dazzlingly original stage adaptation by award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan.
Tickes cost from £15 to £35.