Royal Lyceum Theatre

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 | 1 Reply More
Local Hero for Lyceum

Local Hero for Lyceum

Musical adaptation to get Edinburgh world premiere:

The Royal Lyceum is to stage the world premiere of a musical theatre adaptation of Bill Forsyth’s iconic 1983 movie Local Hero as part of its Spring 2019 season.

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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
Shock cuts to theatre companies

Shock cuts to theatre companies

Mixed results in Creative Scotland’s latest funding round:

Edinburgh’s Catherine Wheels and Lung Ha’s theatre companies have had 100% core funding cuts in a day of mixed fortune for the city’s theatre as Creative Scotland announced its latest funding round.

January 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Lover

The Lover

★★★☆☆    Cool:

There is a bittersweet delicacy to The Lover, the Lyceum’s collaboration with Stellar Quines and Scottish Dance Theatre, that cannot quite compensate for a lack of emotional fire.

January 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

★★★★☆ Ravishing:

Beautiful to look at and clever enough to know when to be stupid, The Arabian Nights at the Lyceum is genuine family Christmas entertainment.

December 1, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Lyceum to touch void

Lyceum to touch void

Lyceum announces Bristol Old Vic co-pros for 2018:

A new David Greig adaptation of Touching the Void and the return of Wils Wilson at the helm for Twelfth Night will feature in the Lyceum’s 2018/19 season.

November 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cockpit

Cockpit

★★★★☆ Necessary:

There are huge and troubling resonances throughout the Lyceum’s startling Cockpit. Fascinating staging and committed performances make for a thoroughly vital production – albeit one that falls tantalisingly short of greatness.

October 11, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
What Shadows

What Shadows

★★★☆☆    Puzzling:
There is a delicate romanticism to What Shadows that is at odds with its subject matter. An excellent central performance and high production values cannot ever quite overcome some problematic elements.

September 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Book Festival – the Final Round-up

Book Festival – the Final Round-up

Charlotte Square gets all theatrical:
The Book Festival once again had much to interest the discerning theatregoer, not only in terms of actual performance but also regarding the thoughts of those responsible for them.

September 8, 2017 | By | Reply More