Jubilee

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A new stage adaptation of Derek Jarman's seminal cult punk film, Jubilee, transfers to the Lyric Hammersmith this summer, starring Toyah Willcox. Read More >

A new stage adaptation of Derek Jarman’s seminal cult punk film, Jubilee, transfers to the Lyric Hammersmith this summer, starring Toyah Willcox.

Derek Jarman’s iconic film Jubilee captured punk at its giddy height: a riot of music, DIY fashion, and every kind of sex – with a little pyromania thrown in. Now, forty years on, this new stage adaptation of Jubilee remixes it for the social and political turmoil of 2017.

Faith in the establishment collapsing everywhere. The far-right on the march. Culture wars and random violence – all decked out in red, white and blue. But a spirit of anarchy hangs in the air, the desire to burn it all down and start over… This can only be 1977… right?

Centred around a marauding girl gang on a killing spree and a time-travelling Queen Elizabeth I, Jubilee is the story of what happens when creativity and nihilism collide.

Featuring a soundtrack to die (horribly) for, and with a cast led by one of the film’s original cast members, legendary punk warrior Willcox, Jubilee is a free-spirited, gloriously rude, take-no-prisoners blast of a show, for young punks, old punks, and anyone who’s ever wanted to set the world on fire.

The Lyric Hammersmith’s main house auditorium will be reconfigured to recreate in part the Royal Exchange’s theatre in-the-round, in a theatrical experience quite unlike any other on the London theatre scene.

Please note Jubilee carries an age recommendation of 16+. In the spirit of the play’s punk heritage, the show contains strong language, nudity and sexually explicit content throughout.

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Age Recommendation: 16+. In the spirit of its punk heritage, the show contains strong language, nudity and sexually explicit content throughout.

Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 15/02/2018

Opening Night: 20/02/2018

Closing Night: 10/03/2018

Running time: 2h30, inc. interval

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative

Cast

John Dee, Borgia Ginz & Ensemble - Harold Finley

Sphinx & Ensemble - Craig Hamilton

Queen Elizabeth - Toyah Willcox

Amyl Nitrate & Ensemble - Travis Alabanza

Bod & Ensemble - Sophie Stone

Mad & Ensemble - Temi Wilkey

Crabs & Ensemble - Rose Wardlaw

Happy Days, Lounge Lizard & Ensemble - Gareth Kieran Jones

Ariel, Viv & Ensemble - Lucy Ellinson

Angel & Ensemble - Tom Ross-Williams

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Creative

Director - Chris Goode

Producer - Royal Exchange Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith and Chris Goode & Company

Designer - Chloe Lamford

Lighting Designer - Lee Curran

Movement Director - Sasha Milavic Davies

Sound - Timothy X Atack

Music By - Timothy X Atack

ABOUT Lyric Hammersmith

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