Grant O’Rourke

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

★★★☆☆  Comedy overshadows pathos:

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, the Lyceum’s Christmas re-invention of Dickens, is a full-on comic display that is undoubtedly pleasing despite apparently missing some important points.

November 30, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Tartuffe

Tartuffe

★★★★☆    Great comic timing
Young Critics Scheme review
Tartuffe at the Assembly Rooms is Liz Lochead’s new, shortened version of her adaptation of Moliere’s 17th century play into Scots.

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Belle’s Stratagem

The Belle’s Stratagem

★★★★☆ Exemplary comedy:

Vivacity, wit and downright stupidity abound in The Belle’s Stratagem at the Lyceum, a production of verve and cheek that produces as much laughter as anything seen on the Edinburgh stage in recent years.

February 18, 2018 | By | 9 Replies More
Jocky Wilson Said

Jocky Wilson Said

★★★★☆    I’m in heaven:
Blessed memories of a Scottish sporting legend are evoked superbly by Grant O’Rourke in the Gilded Balloon’s Jocky Wilson Said.

August 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
CATS Citations

CATS Citations

The winners and the critics’ citations in full:
The Royal Lyceum dominated the awards at the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, held at the Glasgow Tron theatre on Sunday 14 June 2014.

June 14, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Edinburgh dominates CATS

Edinburgh dominates CATS

All but one Critics’ award for Edinburgh companies:
The Royal Lyceum has triumphed at this year’s Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, with three productions winning a total of six gongs between them.

June 14, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The Venetian Twins

The Venetian Twins

★★★★☆ Double the fun:
Broad, finely honed and never afraid of a corny joke, The Venetian Twins is a huge, rip-roaring thing. It is all rather silly, but is none the worse for that.

April 29, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Review – The Agony And Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs Revisited

Review – The Agony And Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs Revisited

Is this a play or a TED Talk re-enacted? It is a compliment both to the quality of the writing by American monologist Mike Daisey and to the performance by Scottish actor Grant O’Rourke that it is so easy to forget that it is the former.

August 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Cinderella

Review – Cinderella

Darkly comic, Johnny McKnight’s new musical version of Cinderella for the Royal Lyceum which updates the tale to contemporary Paris, is “slick and funny” according to Æ guest reviewer Irene Brown.

December 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Theatre Review – Romeo and Juliet

Theatre Review – Romeo and Juliet

✭✭✭✭✩ Astonishingly vivid:
Simple, clear and astonishingly vivid, Tony Cownie has taken Shakespeare’s most performed play and, with one brilliant little twist, created a fresh and timely production.

October 11, 2010 | By | Reply More