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Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

★★★★☆  Wild:
The EIF’s Rhinoceros is a thoroughly contemporary take on a modern classic, combining knockabout comedy with a deep consideration of human society.

August 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Iron deficiency

Iron deficiency

Perf cancelled as Lyceum safety curtain sticks
The Lyceum theatre’s safety curtain stuck on Friday night, during the interval of the Summer on Stage young company’s double bill, so we reviewed Danny 306 twice.

July 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Danny 306 + Me 4eva

Danny 306 + Me 4eva

★★★☆☆    Comic highs:
Capturing much of the whimsy and regret of David Greig’s 1999 play for young people, the younger of the Lyceum’s Summer on Stage companies make a descent fist of Danny 306 + Me 4eva.

July 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Glory on Earth

Glory on Earth

★★★☆☆ Accomplished:
Extreme care has been lavished on the Lyceum’s Glory on Earth. It has a clarity to its storytelling and performances, backed up by some excellent staging, but never engages the heart or mind as fully as it promises.

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Charlie Sonata

Charlie Sonata

★★★☆☆ Emotionally messy:
Time, change, dependence and human frailty are explored with emotion in the world premiere of Charlie Sonata at the Lyceum.

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Number

A Number

★★★★☆ Human intelligence:
Philosophical questions that have puzzled us for centuries are given a contemporary yet timeless spin in A Number, presented by the Lyceum in partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

April 9, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Hay Fever

Hay Fever

★★★☆☆ Too cool:
Solidly acted but only sporadically funny, the Lyceum and the Citizens Theatre co-production of Hay Fever is entirely serviceable but all too forgettable.

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale

★★★☆☆ Layered:
Lucid and engaging, the Lyceum’s Scottish-set production of The Winter’s Tale has much to recommend it, even if it does not quite convince.

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock

★★★☆☆ Uneasy:
Picnic at Hanging Rock, presented at the Lyceum by the Australian companies Malthouse and Black Swan, is a well-crafted production that is never quite as frightening as it wants to be.

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P5 in Wonderland part 5

P5 in Wonderland part 5

The final set of reviews of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from P5:
The last seven reviews written by the eight and nine year-olds of Stockbridge Primary’s P5 class after the school visit to see Antony Neilson’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Lyceum.

December 22, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More