REVIEW: Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

It is often said that ‘pies can be wholesome’ and that ‘revenge can be sweet’, but there is nothing wholesome nor sweet about these two important ingredients in the story of Sweeney Todd. Stephen Sondheim’s classic chiller about the vengeful ‘Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ and his pie-filling side-kick, Mrs Lovett, throws up many difficulties […]

Lyric Theatre Christmas reception

An enchanting Christmas evening with the Lyric celebrated the past, present and future of the theatre.  Patrons were treated to mulled wine and mince pies in the festive surroundings of the café as Executive Producer of the theatre, Jimmy Fay, took us through the success of 2015. Productions included Owen McCafferty’s Death of a Comedian, […]

My thoughts: The Flood at the Lyric Theatre

The Flood at the Lyric Theatre As Hurricane Sandy creates havoc outside on the streets of New York, two young couples take cover in their apartment. As the electricity cuts out across the City, the chaos outside echoes the chaos of their lives as a storm begins to rage inside the apartment as ferocious as […]

Giro fun at the Lyric

All eyes will be off-stage next week at the Lyric when the cycling spectacular of the Giro d’Italia takes place outside the theatre. You won’t need a ticket for this event as all are welcome to watch one of the world’s greatest cycling competitions as it passes the Lyric Theatre along the embankment at the […]