The programme of shows invites passers-by to enjoy theatre for free in Lyric Square, and will be running from Tuesday June 9 to Wednesday June 24.
The June programme includes the following shows: Boy Meets Girl, Monotone Man and Citizen Squid, which will all be performed outdoors - no matter what the weather has in store!
The first play in the programme is Boy Meets Girl by Zest Theatre Company, that will run from Tuesday June 9 to Wednesday June 10.
The play is an interactive love story; each audience member will receive a set of headphones to wear, with two soundtracks on (one for Boy, one for Girl) and they will have a choice of channels, either they can listen to Boy's story or Girl's story. The soundtracks merge when the characters meet. The play has no spoken words, so all of the story comes through the headphones.
getwestlondon caught up with one of the actors in Boy Meets Girl to get a flavour for the performances to come.
Amy O'Sullivan, who will be playing Girl, said: "It's a classic love story. Boy is a regimented character, always lived in the same town with the same routine, whereas Girl comes from out of town.
"The play is very much dependant on the audience. Some audience members stand aside and watch from a safe distance, but younger audience members tend to want to get in. There's a part when Boy sits down on a picnic blanket and children will often sit on it with him."
The play has been performed throughout the UK, and this Hammersmith performance will mark the start of a national tour.
Amy said: "The play is dependant on space. We've done it on long high streets, churchyards with less space, in the rain. We think on our feet, it's exciting. Every time is slightly different as the set-up gives a different feel. It rained heavily in one performance, Girl's make-up ran and there was thunder, it made the break-up scene more intense.
"Personally this is a brand-new space, which is exciting, the actors have to find their feet on their feet."
The intimate setting and unusual performance style means that the actors often have to adapt the scenes for health and safely reasons, and there are moments of change throughout the play, leading to a spontaneous style.
Amy said: "The best part is that the audience have a choice, they can change their opinions throughout. They can control what they want to watch and see, they can drop into the play halfway through, it's exciting and spontaneous... We're giving the audience freedom."
So get down to Lyric Square in Hammersmith this June for the chance to see brilliant live shows such as Boy Meets Girl for free!
Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0QL - 020 8741 6850