Ian Rankin

Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

★★★★☆   Literary:

On the eve of the centenary of Muriel Spark’s birth, the Usher hall was packed for Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme, an evening of readings, reminiscences and a performed reading of the Edinburgh-born author’s only play.

February 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
EdBookFest Theatre

EdBookFest Theatre

Tickets on sale 8.30am, Tue 23 June:
Edinburgh Book Festival 2015 tickets go on sale tomorrow morning with a strong number of theatre-related events in the mix.

June 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Review – Dark Road

Review – Dark Road

✭✭✭✩✩ Intriguing but imperfect:
An excellent cast and some intriguing ideas – which are not all fully realised – mark out the Dark Road of Ian Rankin and Mark Thomson’s collaboration, which runs at the Lyceum until October 19.

September 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Dark Road Rushes – Seven

The Dark Road Rushes – Seven

Previews are like the laboratory trial for a show. In a preview you recreate the conditions of the final production as closely as possible by having all the technical elements of the play in place and putting it in front of an audience.

September 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Dark Road Rushes – Six

The Dark Road Rushes – Six

Tech week – The sixth rehearsal-room blog from Jo Rush, AD on Dark Road, the collaboration between crime writer Ian Rankin and Lyceum artistic director Mark Thomson.

September 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Dark Road Rushes – Five

The Dark Road Rushes – Five

The fourth week of rehearsals for Dark Road has seen us make the biggest transition of our rehearsal process so far – out of the rehearsal room and into the theatre. Hopefully the experience won’t prove as traumatic as the proverb that phrase is riffing on!

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Dark Road Rushes – four

The Dark Road Rushes – four

Dark comedy: The fourth rehearsal-room blog from Jo Rush, AD on Dark Road, the collaboration between crime writer Ian Rankin and Lyceum artistic director Mark Thomson.

September 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Dark Road Rushes – Three

The Dark Road Rushes – Three

In Jo Rush’s rehearsal room blog from Dark Road by Ian Rankin and Mark Thomson, she discusses the importance of moving round the stage and reveals her pedantic side as omnipotent ruler of the play’s timeline…

September 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Dark Road Rushes – Two

The Dark Road Rushes – Two

Getting to know you: Week one on the Royal Lyceum’s Dark Road.
By Jo Rush
After the months of waiting, somehow the first week of rehearsals for Dark Road has already sped by and it’s suddenly September already.

September 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Dark Road Rushes – One

The Dark Road Rushes – One

The first weekly blog by assistant director Jo Rush from the rehearsal room of Dark Road, the collaboraton between crime writer Ian Rankin and Lyceum artistic director Mark Thomson.

August 26, 2013 | By | Reply More