Lyric theatre unveils new season for little ones

Giants, wizards, mermaids and animals are just some of the characters set to delight young audiences.

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Production photograph from Jack and the Beanstalk by Lyngo Theatre. PHOTO: ALEX BRENNER

Magical adventures and enthralling stories for little ones will brighten the coming days as the Lyric Hammersmith unveils its new children’s season.

Giants, wizards, mermaids and animals are just some of the characters set to delight young audiences, while traditional fairy tales and even Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are on the billing during the Little Lyric spring season.

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Production photograph from Folksy Theatre's The Tin Soldier

With each performance created especially for theatre-goers aged 0-11, there is tonnes of family fun for the months ahead. The Lyric is financially supported by Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

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Production photograph from The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Garlic Theatre. PHOTO: ROBERT EKE

Spring onto the stage

The season of 20 different performances at the theatre in King Street kicks off on 5 January with the story of The Snow Baby, with more tales following each Saturday until June.

Lovers of fairy tales will be enchanted by the tale of Snow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown on 26 January, while the following Saturday the Lyric takes audiences into the magical world of Jack and The Beanstalk.

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Artwork from The Big Enormous Present by the Pied Piper Theatre Company

In February half term children can enjoy the Pied Piper Theatre Company’s mysterious story, The Big ENORMOUS Present.

With two showings each day from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 February, the tale begins with a huge present left in a school playground and explores the pressures of fitting in, where we find happiness and how giving can sometimes feel as good as receiving.

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Production photograph from The Goose Who Flew by Half Moon. PHOTO: STEPHEN BEENY

Meanwhile, as part of the spring season, a performance of The Selfish Giant, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story, will come to the Lyric on 9 March, and an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet brings lots of laughs to the Bard’s famous play on 4 May.

During the May half term, the Little Angel Theatre Company will present The Flying Bath, where bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures, based on the book by Julia Donaldson.

Tickets are priced at £8 for each Saturday showing, and start from £10 for the half term performances. For more details, visit:

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Production photograph from The Snow Baby. PHOTO: PAUL BLAKEMORE

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