Joe Stilgoe’s Christmas at the Movies
On Monday 10 December Joe Stilgoe will return to the Lyric with Joe Stilgoe’s Christmas at the Movies for a one night festive spectacular.
Back by overwhelming demand, Joe Stilgoe returns to the Lyric Hammersmith for his third consecutive year of festivities, with his stupendous seven piece band and star guests. On Monday 10 December Joe Stilgoe’s Christmas at the Movies brings you his trademark mix of the old, the new, classics and surprises, all tied up neatly with a bow.
Christmas at the Movies is a brand-new show making its premiere at the Lyric, following on from his hugely popular show, Songs on Film. As a self confessed film fan Joe always adds own original and stylish orchestrations to some of the most memorable moments in movie history. Featuring the greatest Christmas music in film, from It’s A Wonderful Life to White Christmas, Home Alone to Elf, Joe’s eclectic cinematic taste and joyous ease with an audience will have you feeling that gingerbread feeling in no time.
Highlights from the show will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 at 2pm on Christmas Day.
Joe Stilgoe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter. As well as releasing five critically lauded albums, three of which have topped the UK Jazz chart, Joe has toured around the world with his band and as a solo act, appearing in festivals, jazz clubs and concert halls from Ronnie Scott’s to the Barbican to Birdland in New York.
In his theatre work, he starred in High Society at the Old Vic in 2015, which led to him being invited to perform at the 2016 Olivier Awards. He has recently written the songs for a new production of The Jungle Book (UK Tour) and The Midnight Gang, which is currently playing Chichester Festival Theatre.
Joe is frequently a guest performer with orchestras including the John Wilson Orchestra, RLPO, RTE and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and regularly puts together his own Big Band for sold-out shows across the country. In December 2017, Joe put together three Christmas specials for the Lyric Hammersmith with guests including Rob Brydon, Jamie Parker, Scarlett Strallen and Meow Meow, and he made his Royal Albert Hall debut as a special guest with Guy Barker’s Big Band. He has recently returned to the Royal Albert Hall to star as Benny Southstreet in Stephen Mear's semi-staged concert of Guys & Dolls. Joe will be closing the EFG London Jazz Festival with his Mighty Big Band at St. John Smith's Square on 25th November.
The Guilty Feminist Christmas Party
The last few tickets remain for comedian Deborah Frances-White’s live recording of two festive episodes of her hit comedy podcast, The Guilty Feminist, at the Lyric on Monday 03 and 17 December.
Each episode, Deborah and her guests discuss their noble goals as 21st century feminists and the paradoxes and insecurities which undermine them.
The podcast has become a phenomenon with over 50 million downloads since 2016.
Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian whose BBC Radio 4 series won The Writers Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy. Her book, The Guilty Feminist, was published by Virago in September. The film Deborah wrote, Say My Name, was produced by Electric Entertainment and will be released in the New Year.
Additional events at the Lyric
Christmas at the Lyric extends throughout the building as the Bar & Grill embrace the festive cheer with a range of offers and events.
From mid-November the Lyric will be introducing a Christmas-themed menu, including mulled wine and a mince pie combo for £5 and a Father Christmas Milk and Cookie combo for £1.75 as well as special pre-show dining and on-the-go snacks.
The Lyric has a range of Christmas party options to celebrate the season in style, from Popcorn and Prosecco parties, screening your favourite Christmas film with accompanying treats from £34 per person, to Panto Parties, consisting of the full panto experience with the best seats in the house, a VIP host, pre-show meal, interval drinks, programme and ice creams delivered direct to your seats from £70 per person.
Tickets 020 8741 6850 | www.lyric.co.uk Lyric Square, King Street, London, W6 0QL
Joe Stilgoe’s Christmas at the Movies Monday 10 December 2018 Performance 7.30pm
Tickets: From £15
The Guilty Feminist Christmas Party
Monday 3 December and Monday 17 December Performances 7.30pm
Tickets: From £15
Also booking this Christmas at the Lyric
Saturday 17 November 2018 – Sunday 06 January 2019
Various evening and matinee performance times. Please see www.lyric.co.uk
Free First Night: Saturday 17 November at 6pm.
Previews: Tuesday 20 – Friday 23 November 2018 | Press Night: Saturday 24 November 2018 at 6pm
Preview Tickets: £10 / £15 / £21 / £28 | Standard Tickets: £15 / £23 / £32 / £42 Mid-week matinees (up to 18 Dec): £15
Under 16s: £20 (subject to availability – available on £32 tickets and below)
Family Ticket: £75 (limited availability). No booking fee.
Relaxed Performance: Wednesday 05 December 1:30pm
Audio Described Performance: Saturday 15 December 6pm
Open Captioned Performance: Wednesday 19 December 6pm
BSL Performance: Thursday 27 December 2pm
Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas
Wednesday 21 November – Sunday 30 December 2018 For full schedule: www.lyric.co.uk
Tickets: from £10. No booking fee.