The Joy of Sketch: Time Out and Pleasance’s gourmet guide to sketch comedy at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue

Time Out and Pleasance present The Joy of Sketch: Everything you ever wanted to know about Sketch but were afraid to ask.

The stunning line-up includes Multi Award Winning American Duo The Pajama Men, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees Idiots of Ants, ‘Comedy Lab’ stars Anna & Katy, duo Will & Greg (William Andrews and ‘Fresh Meat’ star Greg McHugh performing together for the first time in three years), five-star quintet Late Night Gimp Fight, Radio 2 stars Two Episodes of MASH (featuring ‘Him & Her’s Joe Wilkinson and ‘Mock the Week’s Diane Morgan’) and erudite Radio 4 regulars The Penny Dreadfuls plus some special secret guests.

On Monday 12th December, the crème de la crème of sketch comedy acts are coming together for a one-off sketch comedy extravaganza in the glitzy West End. The Joy of Sketch has arrived, bringing with it the very best in skits and sketches that live comedy has to offer.

If you want to catch the most exciting of sketch acts before your friends are all raving about them on the tellybox, then get yourself down to Time Out and Pleasance’s gourmet guide to sketch comedy at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

For more information: www.pleasance.co.uk

Gruffalo Live on Stage at Lyric Theatre from 23 Nov 2011

The Gruffalo – A musical adaptation of the award-winning picture which is booked by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, directed by Olivia Jacobs, designed by Isla Shaw and music by Jon Fiber, Olivia Jacobs, Robin Price and Andy Sha at Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from Wednesday 23 November 2011 – Sunday 15 January 2012.

The Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue hosts the return of this energetic 55-minute production from 23 November to  15 January, adapted and directed by Tall Stories duo Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell.

The Gruffalo returns to London‟s West End for an extraordinary fifth consecutive winter run this year.  The production has rapidly become an essential part of the West End‟s Christmas season. 

Since its 2001 premiere, the exuberant adaptation of firm favourite The Gruffalo  has been performed across the globe in countries including Poland, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore,  Dubai and Chile as well as in North America from Broadway  to Alaska and Canada. In the UK The Gruffalo has even been spied on the summer Festival circuit playing in front of 16,000 people at Camp Bestival. In 2012, The Gruffalo will take to the road on an extensive spring / summer UK tour.

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler, Donaldson‟s original book has sold over 4 million copies in 38 languages, and is the subject of a star-studded BBC animation released in 2009. Follow the quick-thinking Mouse into the deep, dark wood in this magical and musical modern classic. Discover what happens when he comes face to face with  wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking Snake, and, of course the very creature he
imagined…..The Gruffalo! Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their families.

Book tickets for Gruffalo at Lyric Theatre!

Thriller Live Extension until 25 Sep 2011 at Lyric Theatre London

Thriller Live is a spectacular high octane show celebrating the career of  Michael Jackson has extended its booking period until Sunday 25 Sep 2011 at the Lyric Theatre.

Moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, THRILLER – LIVE opens at the Lyric Theatre on 2 January 2009.

To bring to life on stage the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of the Jackson’s greatest hits, THRILLER – LIVE includes eye-popping multi-media effects and dazzling choreography by the shows award-winning director Gary Lloyd (who has previously worked with artists including Leona Lewis, Will Young, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson and Girls Aloud), plus additional choreography by 5 time MTV award-winning LaVelle Smith Jnr.

In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jackson has sold an unparalleled 750 million records worldwide with the Thriller album still the world’s best-selling recording of all time. THRILLER – LIVE includes over two-hours of non-stop hit songs in a show that boasts the world-class spectacle that marked their legendary live performances.

Expect your favourite Jackson songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and live band, including the smash hits: I Want You Back, I’ll BeThere, Show You The Way To Go, Can You Feel It, Rock With You, She’s Out Of My Life, Beat It, Billie Jean, Earth Song and Thriller plus many more!

Book tickets for Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre!

Thriller Live extends its London run till 9 Jan 2011 at Lyric Theatre

Thriller Live has announced its extension in London West End until 9th Jan 2011 which is home at Lyric Theatre.

Moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, Thriller – Live is a spectacular, high octane show celebrating the career of  Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5.

To bring to life on stage the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of the Jackson’s greatest hits, Thriller – Live includes eye-popping multi-media effects and dazzling choreography by the shows award-winning director Gary Lloyd (who has previously worked with artists including Leona Lewis, Will Young, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson and Girls Aloud), plus additional choreography by 5 time MTV award-winning LaVelle Smith Jnr.

In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jackson sold an unparalleled 750 million records worldwide with the Thriller album still the world’s best-selling recording of all time. Thriller – Live  includes over two-hours of non-stop hit songs in a show that boasts the world-class spectacle that marked their legendary live performances.

Expect your favourite Jackson songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and live band, including the smash hits: I Want You Back, I’ll BeThere, Show You The Way To Go, Can You Feel It, Rock With You, She’s Out Of My Life, Beat It, Billie Jean, Earth Song and Thriller plus many more!

Book Tickets for Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre!

New Booking Period for Michael Jackson’s Thriller – Live

THRILLER – LIVE is now on sale for performances until the 9th May 2010 at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.

THRILLER – LIVE is a spectacular, high octane show celebrating the career of the world’s undisputed King of Pop – Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5. Fully backed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK, THRILLER LIVE marks the first Jackson’s dedicated live theatrical experience ever!

Moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, THRILLER – LIVE opens at the Lyric Theatre on 2 January 2009.

To bring to life on stage the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of the Jackson’s greatest hits, THRILLER – LIVE includes eye-popping multi-media effects and dazzling choreography by the shows award-winning director Gary Lloyd (who has previously worked with artists including Leona Lewis, Will Young, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson and Girls Aloud), plus additional choreography by 5 time MTV award-winning LaVelle Smith Jnr.

In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jackson has sold an unparalleled 750 million records worldwide with the Thriller album still the world’s best-selling recording of all time. THRILLER – LIVE includes over two-hours of non-stop hit songs in a show that boasts the world-class spectacle that marked their legendary live performances.

Expect your favourite Jackson songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and live band, including the smash hits: I Want You Back, I’ll BeThere, Show You The Way To Go, Can You Feel It, Rock With You, She’s Out Of My Life, Beat It, Billie Jean, Earth Song and Thriller plus many more!

Book Tickets for Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

Michael Jackson’s Thriller Live on Stage

THRILLER LIVE, a stage & video spectacular celebrating the wonderful career of the World’s Greatest Entertainer – Michael Jackson.

This amazing show, featuring over 20 performers with a full company of singers, dancers and live band celebrates the King of Pop like never before!

With original choreography from MTV award winning choreographer – LaVelle Smith Jnr. and brilliant vocal performances, Jackson’s amazing songs and videos are brought to life on stage in a spectacular and sensational way.

The show featuring over two hours of hit songs including I Want You Back, I’ll Be There, Can You Feel It, Rock With You, Blame It On The Boogie, Billie Jean, Earth Song, and many more.

Book Tickets for Thriller Live