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Out West

18 Jun to 24 Jul 2021

Lyric Hammersmith

World premiere of three new short plays written by three of the UK's leading playwrights.
Out West at the Lyric Hammersmith

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Show details


This summer The Lyric Hammersmith reopens with the world premiere of three new short plays written by three of the UK's leading playwrights.

All rooted in West London, the plays explore race, identity and our sense of place and purpose, presented together as a triple bill.

The Overseas Student by Tanika Gupta

London. 1888.

An 18-year old Gandhi has just arrived from India to study Law.

Miles from home, his wife and his family, we see him navigate a time of uncertainty, growth and opportunity.

As he builds a new life, he explores the joys of money, food and women whilst facing the struggles of class and imperialism.

Gupta's sharp and profound play is an insight into the teenage years of a man we know will grow up to be one of the most significant figures in history.

Blue water and cold and fresh by Simon Stephens

London. 2020.

A walk back in time.

A walk that may change everything he's ever believed.

In the wake of city lockdown living and the Black Lives Matter protests, one man's journey across London raises difficult truths he has to confront.

The death of a loved one.

His father's racism.

His own white privilege.

This heartfelt piece explores what it means to be a father, husband and son.

Go, Girl by Roy Williams

London. 2020.

Working as a security guard at Westfield and a mother to a teenage daughter, Donna sees her life as unremarkable.

Why have things not turned out how she pictured when she was a young girl, inspired by the words of Michelle Obama? The hope and excitement she once felt has now become isolation and judgement of the choices she has made.

Until one night Donna gets a call from her daughter that makes her rethink her entire life.

As their bravery and humanity is tested, Donna realises just how remarkable they both truly are.

A celebration of Black women, everyday heroism and female resilience.

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 14+

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London W6 0QL

Box office tel: 020 8741 6850

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Previews from:Friday 18 June 2021

Press night:Thursday 24 June 2021

Closes:Saturday 24 July 2021

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm

Running time: To be confirmed


£10, £15, £21, £28

£15, £23, £32, £42


Under 16s £20 Bands B & C

Access tickets are £10 for Bands A-D at a preview performance and £15 for Bands A-D for a main run performance

School Tickets: £15 per student +1 free teacher ticket for every 10 students (subject to availability). Seating positions subject to bubbled groups. To book email

Young Lyric Tickets: All Young Lyric Members can access £5 tickets, subject to availability

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Saturday 10 July 2:30pm ‑ Open captioned performance

Saturday 10 July 7:30pm ‑ Audio described performance


Author: Tanika Gupta, Simon Stephens and Roy Williams
Director: Co-directed By Rachel O’riordan & Diane Page


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