Menier Chocolate Factory Opens European Premiere of THE LYONS Tonight
Tickets go on sale today to Menier Chocolate Factory priority bookers for the European premiere of The Lyons, a deliciously dark comedy by Nicky Silver which will run from today, 19th September - 16th November.
The Lyons have gathered around the hospital bed of their dying father Ben. But surface compassion soon gives way to bickering, sniping and betraying each other's secrets. This exploration of a fractured family is at once savagely funny and heart-breaking.
The Lyons first ran off-Broadway in 2011 and then transferred to Broadway in 2012. The play was nominated for the Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play.
Mark Brokaw directed The Lyons both off- and on Broadway. His other New York credits include Cinderella (currently on Broadway),This Is Our Youth, As Bees in Honey Drown and How I Learned to Drive. He directed Lobby Hero both in New York and at the Donmar (which transferred to Ambassadors Theatre).
Nicky Silver's plays range between social satires and absurdist comedies. His plays include Pterodactyls (Oppenheimer Award, Kesselring Award, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Eros Trilogy, The Food Chain (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Fat Men in Skirts, Fit to Be Tied, The Maiden's Prayer, Free Will and Wanton Lust (Helen Hayes Award), My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine, The Altruists and Raised in Captivity (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nomination).
Casting will be announced when tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Wednesday 31st July.
Venue: Menier Chocolate Factory
Dates: 19th September - 16th November 2013
Press Night: Thursday 26th September, 8pm
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 8pm / Saturday & Sunday matinees 3.30pm
Tickets: £25 - £37.50 (please see below)
The Chocolate Factory offers a range of ticket prices, from discounted preview tickets to Premier seats, with the emphasis on 'The sooner you book, the better the price'
Preview tickets - 19-25 September
Standard reserved tickets £25.00 / Meal Deals £33.00 / Premium Seats £30.00
Book during period 22nd July - 16th August - valid all performances*
Standard reserved tickets £27.50 / Meal Deals £35.50 / Premium Seats £35.00/ Concessions & Groups 8+ £27.50
Book during period 2nd August - 18th September - valid all performances*
Standard reserved tickets £29.50 / Meal Deals £37.50 / Premium Seats £35.00/ Concessions & Groups 8+ £27.50