Boris visits Lyric Hammersmith

Boris Johnson will visit the Lyric Hammersmith today to see how £1m of funding from the GLA is being spent.

Boris Johnson visits Lyric Theatre, full report

Boris Johnson has recalled his own "atrocious" acting as a schoolboy, as he visited the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith today.

He was checking progress on a multi-million pound re-development, the building's first major face-lift in 30 years.

£1 million of that money has come from the Mayor's Office, some of which will go towards the Lyric's youth educational programme.This report from Ria Chatterjee.

Boris visited the Lyric Hammersmith over £1 million re-development

Boris Johnson visited the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith today

Boris Johnson has recalled his own "atrocious" acting as a schoolboy, as he visited the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith today.

He was checking progress on a multi-million pound re-development, the building's first major face-lift in 30 years.

The Mayor looked a little perplexed this morning

£1 million pounds of that money has come from the Mayor's Office, some of which will go towards the Lyric's youth educational programme.

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Boris to visit Lyric Hammersmith

Boris Johnson will visit the Lyric Hammersmith today to see how £1m of funding from the GLA is being spent.

The funding is an investment into the theatre's education programme through which the Lyric trains and supports young people in theatre and the arts.

During today's visit he'll sit in on a dress rehearsal by the young cast of 'Mobile Phone Show' by award-winning playwright Jim Cartwright, as well as taking a tour of the theatre.

The Mayor's contribution is part of the wider redevelopment of the Lyric which will see the building get its first major facelift in 30 years.