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Posted by Lyric, 27 November 2015

Friday 15 January – Saturday 13 February 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Herons. Sophia Decaro and Max Gill return to the Lyric stage to play Adele and Billy having both starred in Bugsy Malone as Tallulah and Fat Sam in 2015. Ed Gaughan will play the role of Charlie Russelland Sophie Stone will play Michelle Russell. They will be joined by Billy Matthews, Ella McLoughlin and Moses Adejimi.

Fifteen years after its first production Simon Stephens’ unflinching and incendiary play Herons returns to the London stage in this timely, new production directed by the Lyric’s Artistic Director Sean Holmes.

Shot through with humour and menace, Herons is a disturbing portrait of adolescent violence experiences by fourteen-year-old Billy, who is tormented by local bullies. Humiliated beyond endurance, he is finally pushed to an act of vengeance.

Herons is both a portrayal of brutalised no-hopers and a witty hymn for hope.

Moses Adejimi plays Darren.
Herons will be Moses’ professional stage debut.
Film credits include:   The 10am, PC Crane and Footpaths.
Voice credits include:Rev.

Sophia Decaro plays Adele.
For the Lyric:Bugsy Malone.
Other theatre credits include:   Wizard of Oz (London Palladium) and Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).
Film and television credits include:Music, War and Love and Dani’s House.

Ed Gaughan plays Charlie Russell.
For the Lyric: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Island    and Radioplay.
Other theatre credits include:The Birthday Party   (Royal Exchange);    Don’t Shoot the Clowns (Fuel/UK Tour) and Masque of the Red Death (Punchdrunk/National Theatre).
Film and television credits include:Skeletons; Hummingbird; One Chance; Quacks; Danger Mouse; Black Mirror and Spy.
Ed Gaughan is an actor, writer, comedian, director and musician who works across stage, screen and radio. He also works as a director and consultant for top UK comics such as Josie Long, Milton Jones and physical comedy company Spymonkey. In 2011, his performance in Skeletons (directed by Nick Whitfield) earned him a nomination for the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy.

Max Gill plays Billy.
For the Lyric:Bugsy Malone.
Max trains at EDSA Performing Arts School, Hitchin.

Billy Matthews plays Scott.
Theatre credits include:         Love And Information(Royal Court); The Comedy of Errors (RSC/The BRIT School); The Absence Of (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and Too Far (New Wimbledon Theatre).
Film and television credits include:The Hooligan Factory; Harry & Paul; Henry IV Parts 1&2; New Tricksand One Night.
Billy trained at The BRIT School in South London.

Ella McLoughlin plays Aaron.
Theatre credits include:Boys (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Alice in Wonderland (Orange Tree Theatre) and Slick (National Youth Theatre).

Sophie Stone plays Michelle Russell.
Theatre credits include: Woman of Flowers (UK Tour); Frozen (Birmingham Rep/UK Tour); Two (Southwark Playhouse); The Bloody Great Border Ballad Project (Northern Stage/Edinburgh); Famous Five (Red Earth Theatre); In Water I’m Weightless (National Theatre of Wales); Pandora (Arcola); Mother Courage (National Theatre); Mine (Shared Experience) and several productions at Watermill Theatre.
Film and television credits include:Dr Who; Mapp and Lucia; Holby City; Marchlands; FM; Casualty; Halo Boy and Coming Home.

Full cast includes Moses Adejimi, Sophia Decaro, Ed Gaughan, Max Gill, Billy Matthews, Ella McLoughlin andSophie Stone

Simon Stephens, Writer.

Simon Stephens is an Artistic Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith and his work for the Lyric includes Punk Rock (also Manchester Royal Exchange. Winner of the 2009 Manchester Evening News Award for Best Production); Three Kingdoms (London, Tallinn and Munich) and Morning. Herons, was originally staged at the Royal Court in 2001, where his early work also included Bluebird, Country Music and Motortown. His other work includes Harper Regan (National Theatre); Sea Wall, (Bush); Pornography (Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hanover; Edinburgh Festival, Birmingham Rep and Tricycle Theatre); I Am The Wind (Young Vic); Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (Young Vic and Duke of York’s Theatre); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre, West End and Broadway); Carmen Disruption (Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg and Almeida); Birdland (Royal Court); Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard (Young Vic); Songs From Faraway (Young Vic); Heisenberg (MTC, New York) and The Funfair, a new version of Ödön von Horváth’s Kasimir and Karoline, (Home, Manchester). Simon’s adaption of Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won the Olivier Award for Best New Play. His other awards include the 2001 Pearson Award for Best Play for Port and the 2005 Olivier Award for Best New Play for On the Shore of the Wide World. Simon has won the Theater Heute’s Award for Motortown, Pornography in 2008 and Wastwater in 2011. Simon is also an Associate Playwright at the Royal Court.

Sean Holmes, Director.

Sean is Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith.

For the Lyric:Bugsy Malone, Secret Theatre Shows 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7, Cinderella, Desire Under the Elms, Morning, Have I None, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Saved,Blasted (Olivier Award 2011, Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre); A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky, Ghost Stories, Three Sisters and Comedians.

Other theatre credits includes:Drumbelly(Abbey Theatre, Dublin)Loot(Tricycle); Treasure Island (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Twelfth Night (Filter/UK Tour); Pornography (Traverse/Birmingham Rep); The English Game (Headlong); The Man Who Had All The Luck (Donmar Warehouse); The Entertainer (The Old Vic); Julius Caesar, The Roman Actor, Richard III andMeasure for Measure (RSC) Moonlight and Magnolias andThe Price (Tricycle).

He was an Associate Director of the Oxford Stage Company from 2001 to 2006 and has worked for the National Theatre and RSC as well as the Royal Court, Donmar Warehouse and Chichester Festival Theatre.

Written by                                        Simon Stephens
Directed by                                       Sean Holmes
Design by                                         Hyemi Shin
Lighting by                                        Paule Constable
Sound by                                          Nick Manning
Video Design by                                Lucy Ockenden
Dramaturgy by                                  Joel Horwood

Fri 15 January – Sat 13 February 2016
Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm. (No performance Mon 18 January & no matinee Sat 16 January)
Press Night: Thu 21 January at 7pm
Previews: Sat 16 – Wed 20 January. All preview tickets £15.
Tickets: £15 - £35. No booking fee.

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The Lyric Hammersmith’s 21 Days of Action

Posted by Lyric, 23 November 2015

The Lyric staff will be performing one green act every day from Saturday 21 November to Friday 11 December.

This is to coincide with the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, also known as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21). The Lyric Hammersmith will commit to 21 Days of Action to raise the profile of climate change for our staff, acting companies, partners, audiences and local community.

We hope that these small daily acts can inspire long-term changes at the Lyric, whilst also encouraging our audiences, actors and young people to reduce their impact on the environment.

Follow our daily green acts and events on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Some of our initiatives include:

  • A zero waste and zero energy staff lunch
  • Planting a vegetable patch on our office balcony
  • Cycling training in conjunction with Transport for London
  • A public recycling drive for electronic and electrical items
  • A environmentally friendly performance by our Lyric Young Company
  • Three weeks without plastic bags
  • A cinema screening for staff of This Changes Everything

Why not join us in #ArtCOP21? Tweet us your green actions and ideas to @LyricHammer #LoveGreen.

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