Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Run time is 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Operation Ouch! Live on Stage
TV's favourite doctors, Dr Chris and Dr Xand are back in the West End this winter with a brand new show at the Lyric Theatre.
Operation Ouch! Not for the Squeamish will feature brand new experiments and awe-inspiring facts as the doc's take audiences on a journey through the fascinating world of biology and the human body.
Don't miss this brand new show, perfect for all the family, this Christmas.
Run time is 70 minutes (without an interval)
Box Office Contacts
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During the 20th century, plays and musicals were popular at the venue, with early productions including The Duchess of Dantzic (1903), The Chocolate Soldier (1910), The Girl in the Taxi (1911), The Bird of Paradise (1919), Whirled into Happiness (1922) and The Street Singer (1924).
In the 1930's the venue saw Strange Interlude (1931) and The Royal Family (1934), which starred Laurence Oliver. During the Second World War, the Lyric Theatre went dark, reopening with Terence Rattigan’s The Winslow Boy (1946).
Over the next few years, a range of productions played at the theatre, with notable shows including The Little Hut (1950), which ran for 1,261 performances, South Sea Bubble (1955), Robert and Elizabeth (1964), Alan Ayckbourn's How the Other Half Loves (1972), which ran for 869 performances and hit musical Blood Brothers (1983), which was later revived at the Phoenix Theatre for a long run.
A series of well-known shows followed, including Joe Orton's Loot (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989), Five Guys Named Moe (1990), Ain't Misbehavin' (1995), An Ideal Husband (1998), Brief Encounter (2000), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2001), The Constant Wife (2002), Beautiful and Damned (2004), Death of a Salesman (2005), Cabaret (2006) and Eddie Izzard Stripped (2008).
In 2009, Michael Jackson musical Thriller Live opened. Days later, Jackson surprisingly passed away, causing the musical to rocket through the roof, becoming a tribute production to one of pop's greatest performers. Thriller Live continues to run to this day, entertaining audiences from around the world.
Shows such as We're Going on a Bear Hunt (2013), The Tiger Who Came to Tea (2014-2016) Room on the Broom (2015) and The Gruffalo (2015) regularly play at the theatre, with Edinburgh Fringe hit Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (2016) playing limited performances.
2017 sees Thriller Live enter a record-breaking year, with Showstopper! The Improvised Musical continuing limited performances. Shows throughout 2017 included What the Ladybird Heard, The Simon & Garfunkel Story and The Gruffalo's Child (2018).
The Lyric Theatre's 2018 season sees Thriller Live return, alongside further performances of Showstopper! and The Simon & Garfunkel Story. Summer saw We're Going on a Bear Hunt return to the theatre, whilst the winter production for children sees Tall Stories' Room on the Broom Live return.
2019 sees Thriller Live celebrate a decade in the West End. In addition short-run shows include family favourite The Gruffalo, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, Liza Pulman Sings Streisand, and Oi Frog and Friends!
Thriller Live closed in 2020 following an 11-year run at the venue. The theatre closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. The venue reopened in December with a socially-distanced production of the hit musical SIX. The theatre was forced to close again later that month and reopened in May 2021, continuing with performances of SIX. The hit musical played a 3-month run at the Lyric Theatre before transferring to its forever home at the nearby Vaudeville Theatre.
Brand new musical biopic Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical will open at the Lyric Theatre in October 2021, starring Arinzé Kene.
BAFTA-winning children's show Operation Ouch! returns to the West End with a brand new show at the theatre in December.
(closed 5 Sep 2021)
(closed 26 Apr 2020)
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
(closed 20 Apr 2020)
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
(closed 30 Mar 2020)
Oi Frog and Friends!
(closed 5 Jan 2020)
(closed 8 Sep 2019)
Liza Pulman Sings Streisand
(closed 15 Apr 2019)
Room On The Broom
(closed 13 Jan 2019)
Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael
(closed 3 Dec 2018)
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
(closed 2 Sep 2018)
The Gruffalo's Child
(closed 7 Jan 2018)
What the Ladybird Heard
(closed 10 Sep 2017)