Arts & Culture
Running with Lions: A family drama of love, loss and hope
- 4:50 pm
12 March 2022
The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith | £10 - £30
Lyric Square, King Street, London W6 0QL
‘Joshy is gone. No badda bawl an disappear, yuh cyaan bring him back.’
Following the death of a loved one, a British-Caribbean family struggles to come to terms with their grief. Isolated by their generational beliefs and challenges to their faith and mental health, they live between the things they do and do not say.
The drama is the first play from exciting new writing talent Sian Carter and directed by Michael Buffong, Talawa Theatre Company’s Artistic Director (Guys & Dolls; King Lear; All My Sons, Talawa Theatre Company/Royal Exchange) and is a co-production with Talawa Theatre Company, the UK’s outstanding Black British Theatre Company.
Starring Ruby Barker, best known for playing Marina Thompson in Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton, Wil Johnson (Waking the Dead, BBC), Nickcolia King-N’da (The Death of a Blackman), Suzette Llewellyn (EastEnders) and Velile Tshabalala (Call the Midwife).
Tickets from £10 available here
Show Times: 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
Running Time: approx. 2 hrs 20 minutes (including interval).
Header Image: credit The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith