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Play On!

A new Jazz musical based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”

What does it take for a woman to make it in a man’s world?

Meet Vy, a talented songwriter looking to make it big in the 1940’s Harlem scene. She quickly learns from her uncle Jester that women will never be taken seriously in a man’s world. But, like many a strong hero, she refuses to accept defeat. Through her gender fluid cunning, she meets club owner The Duke and sensational nightclub singer Lady Liv and is swept up in a syncopated symphony of melodies, mistaken identities and romance. Who will come out on top?

Play On! is set in the jazz scene of New York’s Cotton Club. This stylish retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Talawa’s Artistic Director Michael Buffong (A Kind of People, Royal Court; All My Sons, Talawa and Royal Exchange) fuses the thrilling music of Duke Ellington with street dance choreography.

Prepare to be wowed by this musical spectacular that will have your toes tapping and hands clapping along with the timeless soundtrack.

Accessible Performances: Wednesday 12 February, 2.30pm – Chilled Environment Performance. Thursday 13 February, 7.30pm – Open Captioned Performance. Saturday 15 February, 2.30pm – Audio Described Performance. Monday 17 February, 7.30pm – BSL Interpreted Performance

Age Restrictions

Ages 12+.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Wed 29th January 2025 until Sat 22nd February 2025.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.30pm

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

2.30pm
7.30pm

Thu

7.30pm

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: 190, 266, 267, 391, H91

Night Buses Icon Night buses: N9, N11

Rail Icon Nearest rail: West Brompton

London Underground Icon Tube lines: District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Hammersmith

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: No

Facilities at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Location

King Street, Lyric Square, London, W6 0QL
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Play On!

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 22nd February 2025

Running time: 2hr 30 mins. Incl 1 interval.