Guests were invited to a champagne reception and dinner, gala performance and auction led by Lord Harry Dalmeny of Sotheby’s, and the amount raised makes it the most successful single fundraising event held by the Lyric.
Participants in the gala on stage at the Lyric Hammersmith
Guests included Janet Ellis, Andy Nyman, Kevin McGrath, Joanna Lumley, Simon Stephens, Mary Nightingale and Henry Lloyd Hughes, whilst performers at the gala performance included Denise Gough, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Mel Giedroyc, Dean Atta, Steven Webb and Simon Russell Beale who appeared alongside members of the Lyric Voices, Lyric Young Company and performed original material by the Lyric’s Writers’ Programme.
Joanna Lumley addresses auction guests
Sophie Ellis Bextor and Lyric Voices
Denise Gough and Dean Atta at Lyric Hammersmith
Lord Harry Dalmeny conducts the auction
Simon Russell Beale and the 'Morning' cast
- All photos by David Tett