Lyceum listings

The 2018/19 season at Edinburgh’s leading production house:

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Website: lyceum.org.uk

The Lyceum. Pic: Eamonn McGoldrick

Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.

2018

Twelfth Night
14 September – 6 October 2018
(Previews: Fri 14, Sat 15 & Mon 17: 7.30pm)
Daily Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat: 2pm.

In Shakespeare’s bittersweet comedy genders blur, boundaries are crossed and the world is turned upside down, all with music as the engine for these bacchanalian shenanigans. Director Wils Wilson saturates this tale of magic and wonder with psychedelia and bohemian delight. Read Hugh’s review here: ★★★★☆ Kaleidoscopic.
A co-production with Bristol Old Vic.
LYT Curtain Raiser – Twelfth Night
Friday 28 September, 6pm.
The Lyceum Youth Theatre take to the main stage with a short performance in response Twelfth Night.
Talk Show – Twelfth Night
Friday 5 October, 5pm
The Whirligig of Time – Shakespeare, Psychedelia and the ‘60s
David Greig hosts a discussion around issues raised by Twelfth Night. Panel includes Andrew Greig, Mike Heron and Tim Crouch.

Cyrano de Bergerac
12 October – 3 November 2018
(Preview Fri 12: 7.30pm)
Daily Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat: 2pm.
The hugely romantic Cyrano de Bergerac is given a Caledonian heart in a new production of Edwin Morgan’s legendary Scots translation directed by Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill.
A co-production with the NTS and Glasgow Citizens.
Talk Show – Cyrano de Bergerac
Friday 26 October, 5pm.
Hidden Love
David Greig hosts a discussion around issues raised by Cyrano de Bergerac. Panel includes Christopher Whyte and Liz Lochhead.
LYT Curtain Raiser – Cyrano de Bergerac
Friday 2 November, 6pm.
The Lyceum Youth Theatre take to the main stage with a short performance in response Cyrano de Bergerac.

Family Open Day
Sunday 21 October 2018, 10am – 4pm.
A free, fun family day out inspired by the Christmas show, Wendy and Peter Pan.
Booking for events will open in September and early booking is recommended.

Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life
Monday 22 October 2018, 7:30pm
Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for an evening of behind the scenes stories for all the family, with highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on Earth.

Wendy and Peter Pan
29 November 2018 – 5 January 2019
(Preview Thurs 29 Nov: 7pm).
Various times. See website for details.
Adapted by Ella Hickson from the book by J.M. Barrie and directed Eleanor Rhode. Follow the fearless Wendy as she flies with Peter to Neverland – a world of dastardly pirates, feisty fairies and raucous lost boys.

2019

Touching the Void
24 January – 16 February 2019
(Preview Thurs 24: 7.30pm)
Daily Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat: 2pm.
What happens when you look death squarely in the face, and how do you find the strength to crawl back towards life? David Greig adapts and Tom Morris directs Joe Simpson’s memoir, which charts his struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
A co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate & Fuel.
Talk Show – Touching the Void
Monday 4 February, 7pm.
The Will to Survive
David Greig hosts a discussion around issues raised by Touching The Void. Panel includes Dr Mike Stroud OBE.
LYT Curtain Raiser – Touching the Void
Friday 8 February, 6pm.
The Lyceum Youth Theatre take to the main stage with a short performance in response Touching the Void.

Local Hero
19 March – 20 April 2019
(Previews Tue 19 – Fri 22: 7.30pm)
Daily Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat: 2pm.
A wry comedy about a man who sets out to buy a beach, but ends up losing his heart to a village, Bill Forsyth’s magical Local Hero takes to the stage with new music and songs by the legendary Mark Knopfler.
A co-production with The Old Vic.

The Duchess [of Malfi]
17 May – 8 June 2019
(Previews: Fri 17, Sat 18 & Mon 20: 7.30pm)
Daily Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat: 2pm.
Webster’s original is the most thrilling and chilling of the Jacobean revenge tragedies – an exploration of male rage and female resistance as two brothers try and control their sister, block her marriage and repress her agency with fatal results. These themes of patriarchy versus female empowerment convinced Zinnie Harris that the play is ripe for an adaptation which chimes with our contemporary concerns surrounding the abuse of male power.
LYT Curtain Raiser – The Duchess [of Malfi]
Friday 31 May, 6pm.
The Lyceum Youth Theatre take to the main stage with a short performance in response The Duchess [of Malfi].
Talk Show – The Duchess [of Malfi]
Friday 7 June, 5pm.
Why Do We Want Blood (Particularly the Blood of Women)
David Greig hosts a discussion around issues raised by The Duchess [of Malfi]. Panel to be announced.

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