Royal Lyceum Theatre

So long Alex!

So long Alex!

Alex McGowan to step down as Lyceum Chief Exec:

Alex McGowan, the Lyceum’s executive director and joint chief executive, is to leave the role in Spring 2019 to take up a similar position with the Glasgow Citizens.

November 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

★★★★★ Irresistible:

Visually and verbally intoxicating, Cyrano de Bergerac at the Lyceum is a riotous, joyous expression of the human spirit.

October 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Listings 24 – 30 September

Listings 24 – 30 September

On stage this week:

There is plenty of great theatre on Edinburgh’s stages this week, with the Lyceum’s fabulous Twelfth Night just hitting its stride for week two (of three), McLuckies Line touring to the Brunton and Assembly, and the King’s hosting the tour of Still Alice.

September 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

★★★★☆ Kaleidoscopic:

Shifting emotions are filtered through autumnal sunlight in the Lyceum’s Twelfth Night, with as much defiant sadness on view as happy resolution.

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Solaris for Lyceum

Solaris for Lyceum

Greig to adapt classic SF novel for stage:

The Lyceum is to stage an adaptation of Stanislav Lem’s Solaris by David Greig as part of its 2019/20 season in a co-production with the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne, Australia.

September 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shows preceding the end of the fest

Shows preceding the end of the fest

Hugh’s final BookFest Round-up for 2018

Autumn always seems to time its arrival to coincide with that of the Book Festival, with the rain limiting opportunities for the simple pleasures of sitting in Charlotte Square Gardens with a book and some refreshment. However, there were plenty of opportunities for those interested in theatre to sit inside instead.

August 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Waiting For Godot

Waiting For Godot

★★★★☆   Clearly impressive:

Suffused with hope and hopelessness, Waiting For Godot at the Lyceum in the International Festival exemplifies all of the humanity and cruelty of Samuel Beckett’s landmark work.

August 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lyceum wins gender equality award

Lyceum wins gender equality award

50/50 applause playwright award for Lyceum:

The Royal Lyceum is one of only two UK theatres to win the International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause award for gender parity in its playwrights.

June 12, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
2018 CATS in Full

2018 CATS in Full

Full details of the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland:

The CATS moved up to the newly refurbished Perth Theatre for its ceremony this year, presenting awards across ten categories of theatre.

June 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh cream of CATS

Edinburgh cream of CATS

Eight out of Ten CATS prefer Edinburgh:

Eight out of the ten awards handed out at the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland have been won by productions made or commissioned in Edinburgh.

June 10, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More