Michael John McCarthy

Glory on Earth

Glory on Earth

★★★☆☆ Accomplished:
Extreme care has been lavished on the Lyceum’s Glory on Earth. It has a clarity to its storytelling and performances, backed up by some excellent staging, but never engages the heart or mind as fully as it promises.

May 24, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
A Number

A Number

★★★★☆ Human intelligence:
Philosophical questions that have puzzled us for centuries are given a contemporary yet timeless spin in A Number, presented by the Lyceum in partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

April 9, 2017 | By | 5 Replies More
Grain In The Blood

Grain In The Blood

★★★☆☆ Well performed:
Strong performances and notably high production values distinguish Grain In The Blood at the Traverse, but an initially chilling ambience is not sustained.

November 3, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Weir

The Weir

★★★★☆ Quietly affecting:
Superbly judged performances and a clever, organic approach to staging make for an effectively spooky time in the Lyceum’s production of Conor McPherson’s The Weir.

January 20, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Light Boxes

Light Boxes

✭✭✭✭✩ Love and regret:
Light Boxes is fascinating. Grid Iron Theatre Company has woven a complex web, leaving the audience struggling to interpret what they are seeing.

August 16, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Letters Home

Letters Home

✭✭✭✭✩ Power of communication
Letters Home combines inventiveness, variety, sophisticated writing and sheer visual magnetism.

August 22, 2014 | By | Reply More