Adam Best

The Duchess [of Malfi]

The Duchess [of Malfi]

★★★★☆  Necessarily nightmarish:

The blood-soaked events of The Duchess [of Malfi], a co-production between the Lyceum and the Citizens Theatre, are almost unwatchably intense at times. As a depiction of timeless and timely considerations, however, this production is hard to beat.

May 22, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

★★★★☆  Modern:

Stark and tense, Ivo van Hove’s production of Hedda Gabler for the English National Theatre and touring to the Festival Theatre all week, is a thoroughly unnerving reading of Ibsen’s great play.

October 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Review – Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Review – Long Day’s Journey Into Night

✭✭✭✭✩ Intensely emotional
Intense, disquieting and ultimately rewarding, the Lyceum’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night is worthy of very high praise.

January 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – Crime and Punishment

Review – Crime and Punishment

Absorbing and intelligent, the new adaptation of Crime and Punishment by Chris Hannan and directed by Dominic Hill makes for powerful entertainment at the Lyceum.

October 24, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More