Nicky Silver's The Lyons to Receive European Premiere at London's Menier Chocolate Factory

News   Nicky Silver's The Lyons to Receive European Premiere at London's Menier Chocolate Factory Nicky Silver's The Lyons, which premiered at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre in 2011 before transferring to Broadway's Cort Theatre in 2012, is to receive its European premiere at London's Menier Chocolate Factory. It will begin performances there Sept. 19 prior to an official opening Sept. 26, for a run that is booking through Nov. 16.

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Mark Brokaw, who directed the previous incarnations of The Lyons both off and on Broadway, will direct a new production, with designs by Jonathan Fensom, lighting by Jason Taylor and sound by Gregory Clarke. Brokaw has previously directed Lobby Hero in both New York and London (at the Donmar Warehouse, subsequently transferring to the West End's Ambassadors Theatre). Other New York directing credits include Broadway's current Cinderella, This Is Our Youth, As Bees in Honey Drown and How I Learned to Drive.

In the play, the Lyons family 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. The play was nominated for the Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play.

Nicky Silver's other plays include Pterodactyls, The Eros Trilogy, The Food Chain, Fat Men in Skirts, Fit to Be Tied, The Maiden's Prayer, Free Will and Wanton Lust, My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine, The Altruists and Raised in Captivity.

Casting is still to be announced.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7378 1713, or visit www.menierchocolatefactory.com.

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