A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts

A Lyric Hammersmith Production
Devised by the Secret Theatre Company

FOUR STARS ‘Utterly loveable’ The Guardian

FOUR STARS Sunday Times

FIVE STARS ‘Demands to be seen again’ The Stage

FIVE STARS‘Magnificent’ Exeunt

FOUR STARS ‘Really good fun’ A Younger Theatre

Can you lick your elbow?
Can you wrap your legs around your head?
Can you walk through walls?

A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts puts the audience in charge exploring the mighty failures and great triumphs of human endeavour. Each night the audience helps to choose the protagonist and the rest of the Secret Theatre Company puts them through their paces as they try to achieve the impossible in this riotous and uplifting show.

Whether it’s wrestling, singing, holding hands in an ice bucket,eating a whole lemon, walking through walls or moving objects with their mind, they must try and triumph against the odds.

With a different protagonist every night, you’ll never see the same show twice.

We go behind the scenes of A Series Of Increasingly Impossible Acts in this video blog.

In 2013 London’s Lyric Hammersmith formed the Secret Theatre Company – a 20-stong ensemble of actors, directors, writers and designers. They have taken London by storm since their first provocative show; courting controversy and sparking debate. Click here to watch the Secret Theatre trailer.

With special thanks to Jon and NoraLee Sedmak.
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Mon 12 Jan 2015 - Sat 31 Jan 2015

Evening Performances begin at 7.30pm

Prices shown include £1 online booking fee.

Age Guidance: 15+

Running Time: 1 hours 10 mins

Monday: £13

Tuesday – Saturday: £16 (£13 conc)

Trike tickets: £10 (available 12 - 18 Jan & limited from 19 - 31 Jan)

Concessions:Over 60s, Registered Disabled, Brent Residents, Unemployed

Group bookings: Buy 10 tickets and get the 11th FREE.

Devised by the Secret Theatre Company

Director: Sean Holmes

Joel Horwood

Designer: Hyemi Shin

Lighting Designer:
Lizzie Powell

Sound Designer:
Nick Manning

Assistant Director:
Ilinca Radulian


Nadia Albina, Hammed Animashaun, Leo Bill, Cara Horgan, Matti Houghton, Adelle Leonce, Katherine Pearce, Billy Seymour, Sergo Vares, Steven Webb