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Running With Lions tickets

An exciting new multi-generation drama

Leading Black British Theatre Company, Talawa, brings an exciting debut play about grief, joy and family reconciliation to the Lyric Hammersmith.

After a loved one passes away, a British-Caribbean family struggles to connect whilst grieving. As generational and cultural beliefs go up against faith and mental health, each family member is caught between things left unsaid. 

Running With Lions is the first play from exciting new talent, Sian Carter, based on her BBC Radio 4 audioplay of the same name. Michael Buffong, Artistic Director of Talawa Theatre Company, directs. 

Talawa is the UK’s leading Black British Theatre Company, with previous successful productions including King Lear starring Don Warrington, and Guys and Dolls at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre.

The cast features Suzette Llewellyn as Shirley, Ruby Barker as Imani, Velile Tshabalala as Gloria, Wil Johnson as Maxwell and Nickcolia King-N'da as Joshua.

Playing at Lyric Hammersmith for just one month, discover a fresh new talent and enjoy a story of hope amidst loss with Running With Lions tickets.

Performance dates: 11 Mar 2022 - 12 Mar 2022

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)

Age recommendation: Best for age 14+

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Latest audience reviews

Great production well worth seeing and venturing to Hammersmith for - def come to The Lyric again. Huge... More

katiel16 Top 50 reviewer24 Feb 2022

Great production well worth seeing and venturing to Hammersmith for - def come to The Lyric again. Huge stage in this theatre. The set was simple, but very inventive and versatile - clever. Acting - all very good.

katiel16 Top 50 reviewer24 Feb 2022

This was a really absorbing and well-acted play about the impact of grief and mental illness on three... More

catherine9 10 Mar 2022

This was a really absorbing and well-acted play about the impact of grief and mental illness on three generations of a family.

catherine9 10 Mar 2022

Life's problems and their impact on the family: mental health, grief, absence and the desire to forge... More

katiel16 Top 50 reviewer27 Feb 2022

Life's problems and their impact on the family: mental health, grief, absence and the desire to forge your own path. All of life set out in front of you on one afternoon.

katiel16 Top 50 reviewer27 Feb 2022

Nuanced portrayal of an intergenterational, British-Caribbean family - dynamics that are familiar to... More

katiel16 Top 50 reviewer27 Feb 2022

Nuanced portrayal of an intergenterational, British-Caribbean family - dynamics that are familiar to all famuilies, whatever the cultural background. Beautifully acted.

katiel16 Top 50 reviewer27 Feb 2022

Some wonderfully nuanced performances in the drama about family loss and separation. Well worth seeing... More

katiel16 Top 50 reviewer24 Feb 2022

Some wonderfully nuanced performances in the drama about family loss and separation. Well worth seeing - at least once...

katiel16 Top 50 reviewer24 Feb 2022
jbrown15 Top 100 reviewer15 Mar 2022
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