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Shopping And F**king

Lyric Hammersmith, King Street, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom W6 0QL

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Twenty years since its explosive premiere, Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings Mark Ravenhill’s provocative first play, Shopping and F***ing back to the stage.

Blending black humour with bleak philosophy in a raw amalgamation, the play follows three disconnected young adults whose lives have been reduced to a series of transactions in an emotionally shrink wrapped world. A place where Shopping is sexy and F***ing is a job.

Widely regarded as one of the most influential pieces of contemporary British theatre, this rarely staged play is a must see, staged in a specially transformed Main House at the Lyric Hammersmith.

Please note that this production contains scenes of a graphic sexual nature.

Cast & Creatives

Alex Arnold, Ashley McGuire, David Moorst, Sam Spruell, Sophie Wu
Mark Ravenhill
Sean Holmes
Grace Smart
Lighting Designer
Anna Watson
Nick Manning

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Lyric Hammersmith

King Street, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom W6 0QL
020 8741 6850
Official site
Nearest tube
Hammersmith (150m)
Nearest bus
9, 10, 27, 33, 72, 91, 190, 209, 211, 220, 266, 267, 290, 390, 391, 609, 700, 702, 740

Adjacent to theatre in Kings Mall on Glenthorne Road - direct access to the theatre via the terrace - call 020 8748 9494 for further info. Very limited on street parking.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 8741 6850 Next Generation Text Service 18001 020 8741 6850 Email:
Access concessions are £15, and £15 companion tickets are available.
Limited mobility
Main theatre - seats D1, D18, E1, E20, all of row R in the Stalls and back row of the Circle offer the best leg room. Seats Stalls left is level access.
Access description
Level access to Box Office and street level café through automatic doors on Lyric Square. Box Office straight ahead. 18 steps or lift to level 1 and creative learning room. 19 steps or lift to main foyer. Hard flooring and walls marked for visibility. 33 steps or lift to Stalls level. 26 steps or lift to Circle level. 26 steps or lift to Upper Circle. 17 steps from main foyer to Reuben Foundation Wing level 1. 20 steps from Reuben Foundation Wing level 1 to level 2. All lifts have voice announcements and Braille signage. Auditorium is carpeted, l other areas are tiled and carpeted.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser infra-red system in both theatres with headsets. Headsets can be obtained from a member of staff at box office or Duty Manager in main Foyer. System can also be used in conjunction with hearing aids, please switch to the ‘T’ setting. Induction loop at Box Office, Studio and Main House.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are welcomed into the building and auditorium, please let the box office know when booking your ticket so you are allocated a suitable seat. Staff are also happy to dog sit.
Lift access to the Main House is via the lifts on the other side of the Main Foyer. On the Stalls level there is an automated door opposite the lifts leading directly into the auditorium. There is a slope leading to four wheelchair accessible seats, which are at the back of the auditorium (R20-23). Companions can sit in adjacent seat if available, otherwise in R16-19. Patrons wishing to transfer from their wheelchair to a seat in the Main House can sit anywhere along the left-hand side of the Stalls if they require step-free access; the right-hand side of the Stalls and both sides of Circle and Upper Circle have steps leading into the auditorium.
Men's and women's at each level.
Disabled toilets
There are accessible toilets in the café, on the first floor level next to the creative space, in the main restaurant, and on the stalls level of the main house. There is also a ‘Changing Places’ facility located in the Reuben Foundation Wing.
There are accessible toilets in the café, on the first floor level next to the creative space, in the main restaurant, and on the stalls level of the main house. There is also a ‘Changing Places’ facility located in the Reuben Foundation Wing.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Ticket prices

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Face value?
£15.00- £35.00

Age suitability
Show times
Mon-Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm, 19 Oct & 2 Nov 1.30pm
Previews from
Opening night
Box office
020 8741 6850
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