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  • Six

    Dec 5, 2020 - Apr 18, 2021

  • Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story

    Opens Feb 6, 2021

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December 5, 2020 - April 18, 2021

The Queens are back for 2020! Henry the VIII's hunt for an heir and his love of beheadings has made him one of the most famous monarchs in Britain's history, with the tale of his six unfortunate wives the stock of any school history lesson. Created by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, Six tells the story of these women via a brand new musical!

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Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story

Opens February 6, 2021

The great Bob Marley's extraordinary life will be immortalised in a brand new musical in 2021! With a book by Billy Elliot's Lee Hall and direction from the award-winning Dominic Cooke (Follies, Hello, Dolly!) this brand new musical follows Marley's rise to superstardom and his cementation as one of the globe's most iconic artists. Stage favourite Arinze Kene will star as Marley himself in one of the anticipated musicals of the year.

Lyric Theatre

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29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES

  • Year opened: 1888
  • Capacity: 967
  • Concession stands
  • 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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