The Menier Chocolate Factory presents the European premiere of the American hit comedy The Lyons by acclaimed playwright Nicky Silver.
The Lyons have gathered around the hospital bed of their dying father Ben. But surface compassion soon gives way to bickering, sniping and betraying each other’s secrets. This exploration of a fractured family is at once savagely funny and heart-breaking.
‘Oh, they’re just awful people, those Lyons. They’re whiny, denigrating, vicious, self-centred, recriminatory... And they’re a family that you will really, really want to spend time with’. The New York Times.
Recently seen on Broadway, The Lyons will be directed again by Mark Brokaw whose credits include Cinderella (currently on Broadway), This Is Our Youth, As Bees in Honey Drown and How I Learned to Drive. He also directed Lobby Hero both in New York and at the Donmar (which transferred to Ambassadors Theatre).
The Lyons cast includes Ben Aldridge (Daniel Parish in TV’s Lark Rise to Candleford), Tom Ellis (Best known for his TV roles as Gary in Miranda and in The Secret of Crickley Hall), Charlotte Randle (The King’s Speech at Wyndham’s and All About My Mother at the Old Vic) and Katy Secombe (Les Miserables and Mamma Mia!).
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