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  • Thriller - Live

    Open Run

  • The Simon & Garfunkel Story

    Until Jun 24, 2019

  • The Gruffalo

    Jul 3 - Sep 8, 2019

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Thriller - Live

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Open Run

Thriller - Live is an uplifting, feelgood show with the incredible choreography and sensational songs of Michael Jackson that everyone knows and loves. High production values, a large company on stage and a live band, it delivers high-class entertainment that is suitable for everyone from eight to 80.

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Until June 24, 2019

Enjoy the full story of the world's most successful folk duo in this world renowned concert experience when it lands in the capital for a limited run this winter. Using photography, live footage a full live band and brass orchestra, this wonderful show will take you back through the years, back to when the whole world was at the feet of two guys from Queens with only their incredible talent to guide them.

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The Gruffalo

July 3 - September 8, 2019

Following several successful runs in the capital,, Julia Donaldson's iconic children's picture book musical stage adaptation returns in summer 2019! When Mouse embarks on an adventurous journey through the deep dark wood, he encounters a mysterious creature. To warn them off, he spins wild yarns about a terrifying creature who prowls the forest. But what will happen when he comes face to face with the mythical beast - the Gruffalo - himself?

Lyric Theatre

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29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES

  • Year opened: 1888
  • Capacity: 967
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  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

Opening in December 1888, The Lyric was the second theatre to be completed along Shaftesbury Avenue and now boasts the distinction of being the street's oldest surviving resident and the only theatre still using a manually operated hydraulic pump to open its curtain.

Originally seating 1,306 (they liked to pack 'em in back in the day) the auditorium now seats 967, who, since 2009 have been able to enjoy the Michael Jackson jukebox musical Thriller.

No ghosts are reported, but there is the slightly disturbing fact the building encompasses a house dating back to 1766, that was used as part residence, part museum and part anatomical theatre of one Dr. William Hunter. This facade can still be seen on the theatre’s Windmill Street exit, where the dressing rooms are located.

Known for hosting comedy operas (beginning with the wild successful Dorothy in 1888), it has changed up its fare over the years, with drama, tragedy and musical theatre. Notably, in 1983, the theatre housed the premiere of Willy Russell's Blood Brothers for six months where it won Best New Musical and Best Actress in Musical at that year’s Olivier Awards for Barbara Dickinson.

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