Inspector Sands' IF THATS ALL THERE IS Runs At Lyric For One Week Only 5/12-5/16
Award-winning Inspector Sands present the follow-up to their international hit debut Hysteria. Refined through the Lyric's successful Lyric First scheme of theatre development, If That's All There Is is in its final stage of development and will play to London audiences for one week only before it premieres at the Traverse Theatre during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2009.
Inspired by Peggy Lee's version of the bitter-sweet existential song 'Is That All There Is?' by Leiber and Stoller; with bold visual style and physical humour If That's All There Is explores the longing to feel alive and the effort invested in seeking fulfillment.
Starring a therapist-cum-vigilante, an awkward teenager, her happy brother, a highly effective person and his thrill-seeking fiancée; If That's All There Is is an every-day thriller crying out for an explosive climax. Will it be a masked gunman on the rampage? A terrible motorcycle accident? The kidnap of a young executive? Or just an ordinary summer which threatens to be dangerously hot?
Inspector Sands first production Hysteria, was a dissection of ordinary lives in a modern age of anxiety. If That's All There Is continues their interest in 21st century blues, and is a mini-epic of longing, envy, disappointment and psychobabble that sends up our obsession with finding happiness.
Commissioned by the Lyric Hammersmith. Co-developed at South Street, Reading and The Nightingale Theatre, Brighton.
Created by Inspector Sands/ Performed by Lucinka Eisler, Giulia Innocenti and Ben Lewis/ Associate Director John Nicholson /Set design by Naomi Dawson / Assistant Set Designer Gabriella Gerdelics /Lighting Design by Ben Pacey / Associate Lighting Designer Jack Knowles / Sound Design by Carolyn Downing / Associate Sound Designer Elena Pena / Dramaturgy by Lu Kemp / Production Manager Chris Swaine /Associate Producer Jenny Paton
Venue: Lyric Hammersmith
Dates & Times: 12 - 16 May, 8pm
Tickets: £10 & £12
Bookings 0871 22 117 22 / www.lyric.co.uk