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.

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 – 4 May 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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