Out West (Lyric Hammersmith)
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Out West (Lyric Hammersmith)

Out West (Lyric Hammersmith) London Reviews and Tickets

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A trio of new West-London-centred short plays by UK playwrights looking at identity and belonging.

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Critic Reviews (8)

The Telegraph (UK)
June 25th, 2021

As its title suggests, Out West, a superb triptych of monologues relaunching the Lyric Hammersmith, is united by a strong sense of the local area.
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The London Evening Standard
June 25th, 2021

Roy Williams’s portrait of a Westfield security guard stands out in this triple bill of monologues at Lyric Hammersmith
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The Guardian (UK)
June 25th, 2021

What lifts [Tanika Gupta's The Overseas Student] is Esh Alladi’s glittering performance; he fully inhabits his character, emanating emotion and intelligence.
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The Times (UK)
June 28th, 2021

The piece is too long, as are the others in this trio of monologues — all co-directed by Rachel O’Riordan and Diane Page — with a loose local theme.
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London Theatre
June 28th, 2021

You feel as if each of these plays contains even more than their allotted time permits and emerge from the Lyric ready not just to take in the neighbourhood anew but also that little bit wiser about the world.
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The Stage (UK)
June 25th, 2021

Co-directors Rachel O’Riordan and Diane Page bring emotional texture and momentum to all three plays. O’Riordan, who directed the extraordinary Iphigenia in Splott, knows well how to make one voice fill a stage. The pieces together make for a richly layered and reflective triptych.
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The Arts Desk
June 28th, 2021

The show offers some acute observations, and moving moments, but the constraints of the format only makes me eager to see full-length plays by all three writers.
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WhatsOnStage
June 25th, 2021

In the end it's the words, and the connection between character and audience, that shines through: a welcome return for the splendid west London space.
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