The Emperors New Clothes

Johana BaldellaApril 12, 2017
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The Lyric Hammersmith is pleased to present the 2017 Autumn season of Little Lyric especially for audiences aged between 2-11 years. The season 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 classic story of Burglar Bill adapted from the popular book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg and the much-loved family favourite, Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas returns for the festive season especially for Under-6s and their families.

         

Little Lyric continues to be a mainstay of the Lyric programme with the current season playing to 93% capacity, and due to this popular demand the Lyric have expanded the season to include extra dates at May half term.

Full Season:

  •  The Emperor’s New Clothes

Tue 30 May – Sat 03 June

11am & 2pm / 60 mins

Age 5 – 11

 A LYNGO PRODUCTION

 An inventive romp through the tale of the eccentric Emperor who loves clothes more than anything but doesn’t realise the spectacle he is about to make!

  •  Isabel’s Well

Sat 09 September

11am & 1pm / 70 mins

Ages 3 – 7

 A TOPSY TURVY THEATRE PRODUCTION

 I know a girl, I’d like you to meet her. She’ll give you a smile, whenever you greet her. She’s got a secret, that she wants to tell. Her name is Isabel… and she has a well.

 

  • Little Red Robin Hood

Sat 16 September

11am & 1pm / 45mins

Ages 3 – 8

 A GARLIC THEATRE PRODUCTION

 A long time ago in a deep dark wood, lived a lovely little boy who loved Grandma’s pud and his name was Little Red Robin Hood.

  •  Pat-A-Cake Baby

Sat 23 September

11am & 1pm / 45mins

Ages 2 – 7

A LONG NOSE PUPPETS PRODUCTION

 Are you ready? Grab a spoon! Because it’s Pat-a-cake time! Pitter-patter – get the butter. Glitzy-glossy – whisk in sugar. Jokey-yolky – add the eggs and feel stuffed to the brim with magic.

  •  Tales in the Attic

Sat 30 September

11am & 1pm / 45 mins

Ages 3 – 6

AN OPEN ATTIC COMPANY PRODUCTION

 Meet Kronos and welcome to his attic! Kronos has been gathering stories and tales of things gone by and he’s excited to share the best of them with you.

  •  Blown Away 

From the book by Rob Biddulph

Sat 07 October

11am & 1pm / 60mins

Ages 3 – 8

A METTA THEATRE PRODUCTION

Meet Penguin Blue and friends as they go on an acrobatic Antarctic adventure full of good ideas, homesickness and the perils of kites.

  •  The Wind in the Willows

Originally commissioned by the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Sat 14 October

11am & 1pm / 60mins

Ages 5 – 11

A BOX TALE SOUP PRODUCTION

 From the peaceful pleasures of the river bank to the fearful frights of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr Toad.

  

  • Sidney’s Shed

Sat 21 October

11am & 1pm / 60mins

Ages 5 – 11

A RHUBARB THEATRE PRODUCTION

This is no ordinary shed and Sidney Waffles is no ordinary gardener… Join Sidney and Maisie on their time-travelling journey to dig up the past and weed out the bullies.

  •  Burglar Bill

Adapted from the book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Tue 24 – Sat 28 October

11am & 1pm / 50mins

Ages 3 – 8

 A PIED PIPER PRODUCTION

 Burglar Betty tells the story of Burglar Bill as he creeps from one house to the next doing what he likes best, burgling! Half way through the story Betty realises that she has a part to play as she enters the action with her own swag bag. Both Burglars are in for some surprises…

  • Your Toys

Sat 04 November

11am & 1pm / 60mins

Ages 5 – 9

 A SLOT MACHINE THEATRE PRODUCTION WITH TURTLE KEY ARTS

 We need your toys to be the star of the show. Grown-ups and children alike are invited to bring their favourite toy to the theatre and watch them come to life in this gigantic adventure.

 

  •  The Dream Factory 

Sat 11 November

11am & 1pm / 50mins

Ages 4 – 9

A HOUSE OF STRAY CATS PRODUCTION

Follow the story of a young girl who has lost her ability to dream as we embark on a magical adventure to find out where dreams are made, what they look like and even what they smell like!

  • Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas 

Thu 23 November – Sun 24 December

For under 6s

 A LYRIC HAMMERSMITH AND PINS AND NEEDLES PRODUCTION

 Back for another brilliant year. 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. Christmas isn’t Christmas without this Lyric family favourite.



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