The Lyric Hammersmith is pleased to present the 2019 Spring season of Little Lyric especially for audiences aged between 0-11 years.
This season includes new shows from some of the Lyric’s favourite family theatre companies, as well as from fabulous companies working with the Lyric for the very first time, who will all be sure to delight and amaze young audiences with magical adventures and stories. In February Half Term children can enjoy the Pied Piper Theatre Company’s mysterious story, The Big ENORMOUS Present. During May Half Term, join the Little Angel Theatre Company who will be presenting The Flying Bath, where bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures, based on the book by Julia Donaldson.
Soap Soup Theatre presents
The Snow Baby
Sat 05 Jan, 11am & 1pm | 50 mins | Ages 3 - 8
Doris and her Bear Man live on the hill, alone but happy. But when Doris’ Bear Man disappears, how will Doris survive by herself? A magical story of dreams coming true in the most unexpected ways.
Ripstop Shadow Theatre presents
Susannah and the Sunflower
Sat 12 Jan, 11am & 1pm | 50 mins | Ages 3 - 8
With the help of some magic seeds from the Wizard for looking after his cow, Susannah sets out on a fantastical shadow adventure following in the footsteps of Jack and the Beanstalk.
M6 Theatre Company presents
In collaboration with Andy Manley
Sat 19 Jan, 11am & 1pm | 45 mins | Ages 3 -7
An old soul lives alone. He likes it that way. It’s quieter and safer. One day, a surprise visitor plants a little seed of hope and turns his lonely life upside down.
Theatre of Widdershins presents
Snow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown
Sat 26 Jan, 11am & 1pm |50 mins |Ages 4 - 10
Snow White and Rose Red have lived in the forest since they were babes in the wood. When their quiet life is interrupted by a friendly bear a new chapter begins.
Lyngo Theatre presents
Jack and The Beanstalk
Sat 02 Feb, 11am & 1pm | 50 mins | Ages 3 – 8
Expect lots of surprises and beautiful images in this gripping story of Jack who sells his cow for five magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds.
Half Moon Theatre & Lots of Odds present
The Goose Who Flew
Sat 09 Feb, 11am & 1pm | 40 mins | Ages 3 - 7
Goose loves the summer, playing with his family and friends, but soon it is time for him to fly south for the winter. As his journey begins, things are not as they should be.
Lempen Puppet Theatre Company presents
The Amazing Thing
Sat 16 Feb, 11am & 1pm | 55 mins |Ages 5 - 11
Peter Grimm finds an amazing thing that has been locked in a box by his ancestors, a thing that takes Peter on an unusual journey through some well-known Brothers Grimm tales.
Pied Piper Theatre Company present
The Big ENORMOUS Present
Tues 19 - Sat 23 Feb, 11am & 1pm | 50 mins | Ages 3 – 8
It's big, it's huge, it's... ENORMOUS! A mysterious present has appeared in the school playground. Who can it possibly be for? Jack, Dot or Polly? What could be waiting inside? The Big ENORMOUS Present explores the pressures of fitting in, where we find happiness and how giving can sometimes feel as good as receiving.
Paper Balloon present
The Boy and the Mermaid
Based on a story by Alex Kanefsky. With original songs by Darren Clark.
Sat 02 Mar, 11am & 1pm | 50 mins | Ages 5 – 11
Join three shanty-singing storytellers as they weave a fishy tale of musical merfolk, menacing monsters and spectacularly bad town planning. Can one unlikely friendship save the Town On The Sea from catastrophe?
Soap Soap Theatre & Tessa Bide Productions presents
The Selfish Giant
Inspired by the short story by Oscar Wilde
Sat 09 Mar, 11am & 1pm | 55 mins |Ages 5 – 10
Grinter is a giant. She lives happily alone in her huge, cold house. She shuts out the world, safe and quiet in her icy home. Outside, the children find a chink in the giant’s wall and change Grinter’s life forever.
Rhubarb Theatre present
The Boy Who Wanted To Fly
Sat 16 Mar, 11am & 1pm | 60 mins |Ages 5 – 11
Billy is poorly. He’s stuck in a hospital room and it’s miserable. But when a cool hospital porter comes swinging by with his trolley of books, Billy’s book becomes his ticket to a whole world of adventure.
Folksy Theatre present
The Tin Soldier
Sat 23 Mar, 11am & 1pm | 75 mins | Ages 4 – 11
When a toy tin soldier falls in love with a music box ballerina, a jealous toy goblin throws the soldier out of the playroom window. Will he make it back, or will the jealous goblin ruin his chance of happiness?
Long Nose Puppets present
Out Of The Hat!
Sat 13 Apr, 11am & 1pm | 45 mins |Ages 2 – 8
When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired to put on the world’s greatest magic show. But will the conjuring trick work and will anything ever come out of the hat?
Noisy Oyster present
The Three Billy Pigs
Sat 20 Apr, 11am & 1pm | 45 mins | Ages 3 – 8
Once upon a time there were three little pigs, and now it is time for them to leave home. They set off to build their dream houses. But then these homes are put to the test by a misunderstood wolf who has a little bit of a problem.
Goody & Storey & Norwich Puppet Theatre presents
Hansel and Gretel
Sat 27 Apr, 11am & 1pm | 45 mins | Ages 3 – 8
Deep in an enchanted forest, everybody’s looking for something to eat. Hansel and Gretel are lost, searching for a way home, only to find themselves on the menu of a sweet-toothed witch.
Rubbish Shakespeare Company present
Romeo and Juliet
Written by William Shakespeare, with adaptation from the company.
Sat 04 May, 11am & 1pm | 60 mins | Ages 4 – 11
Cheer as Romeo and his bearded beloved meet. Celebrate as they marry and reunite their warring families. Guffaw as all the while our four highly-strung performers squabble, bicker and strive to have the last laugh.
Garlic Theatre present
Billy Goats Gruff
Sat 11 May, 11am & 1pm | 40 mins | Ages 3 – 6
The simple story of three hungry goats and a grumpy old troll. Watch out for the dance of the goats, the flying troll and loads and loads of rubbish.
Lyngo Theatre present
Egg and Spoon
Sat 18 May, 11am, 1pm & 3pm | 45 mins | Ages 1 – 5
Join us for a romp through the seasons opening all the gifts of nature, and a gentle introduction to the magic of theatre. Meet Birdy, still hiding in his glowing egg, run through the rain and the falling leaves and sleep under the snow till the sun wakes us up for the butterfly party.
John Hinton present
Ensonglopedia of Animals
Sat 25 May, 11am & 1pm | 65 mins | Ages 5 – 11
John has written an animal song for each letter of the alphabet. Get to grips with fascinating facts about extraordinary echinoderms, distressed damselflies, crazy corals, batty birds and amazing arachnids.
Little Angel Theatre present
The Flying Bath
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson. Illustrated by David Roberts.
Tue 28 May – Sun 02 Jun, 11am & 1pm | 45 mins | Ages 2 – 6
When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency and they’re always back for bath time at the end of the day.
Saturday shows all tickets £8
Half Term tickets from £10
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