Mark Thomson

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
Mark Thomson to leave Lyceum

Mark Thomson to leave Lyceum

“New adventure” for Lyceum’s AD:
Mark Thomson is to step down as artistic director of the Lyceum next May, 2016, at the end of the theatre’s 50th anniversary season.

May 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

✭✭✭✭✩ Energy and focus:
Exhilarating and involving, The Caucasian Chalk Circle makes great use of the resources available to the Lyceum. There is an uncontrolled feeling to much of the production that is paradoxically a tribute to the careful craft and intelligence on display.

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Kill Johnny Glendenning

Kill Johnny Glendenning

✭✭✭✩✩ Blood with no guts
Vigorous and energetic, the Lyceum’s world premiere of Kill Johnny Glendenning provides lashings of blood and humour in a production which is well performed and directed, but in the end is less than the sum of its parts.

September 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lyceum season 2014-15 launched

Lyceum season 2014-15 launched

The Royal Lyceum’s 2014/15 season has been announced, with a pair of world premieres bookending a programme otherwise packed with classic theatre.

May 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Union – Review

Union – Review

✭✭✭✩✩ In rude health

Bawdy, hugely ambitious and almost wilfully uneven, the Lyceum’s world premiere of Union should be applauded for its intentions even if the results are not wholly successful.

March 26, 2014 | 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 | 1 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