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Children's shows at the Lyric

11th - 13th June - AMICI Present "Stars Are Out Tonight" New show by Lyric's resident community arts group

1st - 23rd July - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Glynis Henderson Productions
With the Lyric Hammersmith and The Dublin Theatre Festival
With songs of Morrissey and Marr
Conceived by Andrew Wale and Perrin Manzer Allen
Aka Anonymous Society

Anonymous Society returns to the UK with another beautifully visual piece of music theatre. This time they are turning their attention to the songs of Morrissey and Marr, and will create a witty, ironic and emotional production, using the songs that were performed by The Smiths. This is not a musical, this is not a play, this is, however, pure, unadulterated theatre.

A cast of four female singers and two male performers will bring the songs to life with the aid of a string quartet and synthesised rhythmic loops. The performance will be an expressionist window on the lives of these four women and two men, their relationships and their environment. The words and music of the songs determine the mood and sense of the performance. They will create a microcosm of society, evolving a sense of place, character and emotion from the words of the songs.

In 1999 Anonymous Society created an award-winning piece of theatre based on the music of Jacques Brel first at the Edinburgh Festival and then at the Lyric Hammersmith. It threw out convention, combining music and choreography, a cast of singers and dancers and a spare, almost chilling aesthetic. Yet through the raw emotion of the music by Jacques Brel, the carefully crafted and beautifully observed performances, they created a world in which audiences became totally involved.

May 29, 2005