15 aspiring actors meet every week in a rehearsal room. Abandon, a new play devised by the Lyric Ensemble, chronicles their time together. Their ordinary lives, their frustrations, their triumphs.
Abandon at Lyric Hammersmith

Image: Lyric Hammersmith


Genre: Drama
Venue: Lyric Hammersmith
Started: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 30 June 2018
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 14+


The Lyric Ensemble is a group of 15 actors working and training two nights a week over nine months with international director Anne-Louise Sarks (Seventeen), the Lyric's Director of Young People Nicholai La Barrie, the Lyric's Artistic Director Sean Holmes and the Lyric's Artistic Associates to create this brand new show.

Lyric Ensemble members are part of the Lyric for a year and receive mentoring, careers advice and pastoral support from the Lyric team. To find out more about the Lyric Ensemble click here.




1. complete lack of inhibition or restraint.


2.To desert; give up completely

Abandon gives a series of intimate glimpses into the day-to-day lives of 15 Londoners, their hopes, dreams and disappointments.

It examines how we see ourselves, how others see us and our place in the world.

What emerges is a love letter to the theatre, a piece about the power of the imagination and the importance of coming together.

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Postal address:
Kings Mall
King St
Lyric Square
London W6 0QL

Box office tel: 020 8741 6850

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Previews from:Wednesday 20 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 30 June 2018

Performance days & times


Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm





Performed by Lyric Ensemble


Author: Created by Anne-Louise Sarks, Laura Lomas and the Lyric Ensemble
Director: Anne-Louise Sarks
Dramaturg: Laura Lomas
Production: Lyric Ensemble

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