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Wedding Band

Set in the deep south of USA in 1918 when interracial marriage was illegal, Julia, a black seamstress, and Herman, a white baker, are defying all odds with their secret love. They face vicious judgement not just by society but also their closest friends and family. As they finally begin to believe their dreams for a future together are possible, Herman becomes a victim of the Spanish flu. Determined to save him, Julia is faced with decisions that will change her life. Award-winning American playwright Alice Childress’ Wedding Band is a searing and powerful masterpiece which offers a stark reflection of the reality she was writing in during the Civil Rights era. It explores themes of race and class, questioning the devastating impact of unjust laws on ordinary human lives. This moving and emotive drama will be directed by Monique Touko following her smash-hit success School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play at the Lyric. “Stunningly, immediately real... Childress excels at writing archetypal characters who aren’t bound by cliché.” – Seattle Times “A great deal of compassion...” – New York Times “An unforgettable piece of theatre.” – Seattle Weekly __Access Performances__ Audio described: 17 Jun 7:30pm Captioned: 25 Jun 7:30pm BSL: 21 Jun 7:30pm Relaxed: 19 Jun 2:30pm

Age Restrictions

14+

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Sat 1st June 2024 until Sat 29th June 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.30pm

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

7.30pm

Thu

-

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

Wedding Band photo from the show Wedding Band photo from the show
Wedding Band photo from the show

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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Wedding Band

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 29th June 2024

Running time: 2h 30m (incl. interval)