Photo Flash: Secret Theatre Ends SHOW 3 on 9 Nov
Secret Theatre is a bold new season of work being developed at the Lyric Hammersmith over a number of months by a resident company of twenty artists. Led by the Lyric's Artistic Director Sean Holmes, the season presents the actors, writers, directors, designers and dramaturgs with a unique opportunity to interrogate and challenge the way in which British theatre is made.
During the year, the Lyric will underwent extensive building work as part of its £16.5million capital project - including the addition of the Reuben Foundation Wing (a two-storey extension enabling the theatre to further its dynamic work with young people and provide more facilities for the community) and the first major facelift for the existing building in 30 years. Determined to continue its commitment to producing pioneering work, the Lyric has created this ambitious response; a Secret Theatre at the heart of a building site.
The productions, a mixture of classics, new writing and adaptations, will open throughout the season and each new show will contribute to a growing repertory of plays.
The company includes ten actors: Nadia Albina; Hammed Animashaun; Leo Bill; Cara Horgan; Charlotte Josephine; Adelle Leonce; Katherine Pearce; Billy Seymour; Sergo Vares and Steven Webb, and is completed by ten creatives:Sean Holmes (director); Ellen McDougall (director); Caroline Bird (writer); Joel Horwood (writer); Arinze Kene (writer); Hayley Squires (writer); Hyemi Shin (designer); Lizzie Powell (lighting designer); Nick Manning (sound designer) and Simon Stephens (dramaturg).
The Secret Theatre season will recommence in January with Show 4, but the last chance to see the shows 1-3 is November 9th. Tickets are available for £15 at www.lyric.co.uk.
Billy Seymour Photo Credit: Joe Dilworth
Sergo Vares Photo Credit: Alexandra Davenport
Charlotte Josephine, Cara Horgan Photo Credit: Alexandra Davenport