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The Chair Plays at the Lyric Hammersmith

Chair Plays: Have I None/The Under Room

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The Lyric continues its celebration of the work of Edward Bond with an unsettling double bill of two of his one act plays. Read More >

Following on from the huge success of Sean Holmes’s revival of Edward Bond’s Saved, the Lyric continue their celebration of Bond’s work by reviving a trio of his one act plays in the Chair season.

Have I None and The Under Room open the season with a double bill directed by Sean Holmes and Edward Bond himself.

Have I None is set in an apocalyptic world where lives are closely monitored, living spaces designated and displays of emotion restricted. It’s only when a stranger appears that a couple begin to question their rigid life.

The Under Room, first performed in 2005, sees a woman confronted by a stranger in her cellar. But as he tells his story she finds that the very foundations of her life are challenged.

Suitable for ages 14+

The season continues with The Chair from 11-25 May and a special triple bill featuring all three on Saturday 19 & 26 May.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 19/04/2012

Opening Night: 23/04/2012

Closing Night: 5/05/2012

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Cast & Creative


Tanya Moodie, Nicholas Gleaves, Aidan Kelly, Naomi Frederick, Timothy O'Hara, Felix Scott, Sandra Voe


Director - Have I None: Sean Holmes, The Under Room: Edward Bond

Producer - Lyric Hammersmith

Author - Edward Bond

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