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Little Lyric Autumn 2018 Season

Lyric Hammersmith

Season preview

THE Lyric Hammersmith has announced its 2018 Autumn season of Little Lyric especially for audiences aged between 2-11 years, and it includes the return of some Little Lyric favourites as well as some new companies, who will all be sure to delight young audiences with adventures, magic and enchanting stories.

Over the October half term children can enjoy the brand new adaption of Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster, and the much-loved family favourite, Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas returns for the festive season especially for under-6s and their families.

As part of the Lyric’s commitment to make all families feel comfortable in the building, they have reaffirmed their support of new mothers by releasing their breastfeeding statement. The Lyric welcomes babies to be breastfed in any public area of their premises, or front of house staff will endeavour to accommodate mother and baby in a private space if preferred. This is part of the Lyric’s ongoing work as an official Partner of Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA). To read the Lyric’s full statement visit


Penguin, a Long Nose Puppets production based on the book by Polly Dunbar – Saturday, September 8 at 11am and 1pm. Running time: 40 minutes plus meet the puppets. Suitable for ages 2 – 7.

Ben is delighted when he rips open his present. Inside is a penguin. Will penguin ever speak? And when he does, was it really worth the wait?

Bright Sparks, a Filskit Theatre production – Saturday, September 15 at 11am and 1pm. Running time: 50 minutes. Suitable for ages 3 – 7.

Links and Rex are the left and right sides of the brain. Watch these two complete opposites get their wires crossed as they strive to find ways to work and play together.

Jungle Book, an Indigo Moon Theatre production inspired by the book by Rudyard Kipling – Saturday, September 22 at 11am and 1pm. Running time: 50 minutes. Suitable for ages 4 – 11.

Fearless and free, Mowgli the ‘man-cub,’ finds fun and friendship as he goes on wild adventures in the dangerous world he inhabits and learns to live by the Law of the Jungle.

Sleepyhead, a Little Angel Theatre production written by Michael Fowkes – Saturday, September 29 at 11am and 1pm. Running time: 45 minutes. Suitable for ages 2 – 5.

It’s been a long day for Dad and he’s tired. He’s usually got some tricks up his sleeve to send Baby off to sleep. But tonight, Baby has other ideas…

3 Little Pig Tails, a Garlic Theatre production – Saturday, October 6 at 11am and 1pm. Running time: 40 minutes. Suitable for ages 3 – 7.

A brand new version of the classic story of the three little pigs. A grumpy old wolf wants some pigs’ tails for his soup. Will the little pigs outwit the wolf and what kind of house will they build?

The Boy Who Cried Wolf, an Angel Heart Theatre production and a delightful re-imagining of one of Aesop’s most-loved Fables – Saturday, October 13 at 11am and 1pm. Running time: 55 minutes. Suitable for ages 3 – 10.

Jacob is a young boy who loves to be playful. When he is given the responsibility of being the village shepherd his wild imagination leads him astray…

How to Hide a Lion, a Pigtails Productions, Polka Theatre and Oxford Playhouse production based on the book by Helen Stephens – Saturday, October 20 at 11am and 1pm. Running time: 50 minutes. Suitable for ages 3 – 6.

When a lion is chased out of town, Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of tight spots as the town folk try to track him down.

Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster, a Little Blue Monster production – Tuesday, October 23 to Saturday, October 27 (Half Term) at 11am and 1pm. Running time: 55 minutes. Suitable for ages 3 – 11.

Pirate Pearl lives aboard the good ship Mirabel with her crusty old shipmate – Grandpa Bert. One day, she finds a stowaway aboard the ship. It’s a little blue monster. But little monsters grow into big greedy monsters – and this one wants his DINNER. There’s trouble ahead for Pirate Pearl!

The Time Seekers, a Wardrobe Ensemble production – Saturday, November 3 at 11am and 1pm. Running time: 60 minutes. Suitable for ages 3 – 8.

Have you ever dreamt of seeing a dinosaur? Meeting an Ancient Egyptian? Sharing tea time with a robot? The Time Seekers is a thrilling journey through time where you take the steering wheel.

The Enormous Turnip, a One Moment In Time Theatre production – Saturday, November 10 at 11am and 1pm. Running time: 40 minutes. Suitable for ages 3 – 8.

Young Rosie dreams of carving a special turnip lantern for the Festival of Light. Little does she know how absolutely ENORMOUS her turnip will grow.

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas, a Lyric Hammersmith and Pins and Needles production – Wednesday, November 21 to Sunday, December 30. Suitable for under 6s.

Join Father Christmas as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve.

Tickets: Saturday shows – all tickets £8; October half term tickets from £10; Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas tickets from £10, schools and nurseries £8 per ticket with 1 complementary ticket for every teacher to 10 children. To book, call the box office on 020 8741 6850 or visit