Royal Lyceum Theatre

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

★★★★★ Celebratory

The Royal Lyceum’s revival of the renowned The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, at the University of Edinburgh’s Playfair Library, keeps everything that has made the play such a success. And then adds more on top.

August 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
Laurel & Hardy

Laurel & Hardy

★★★★☆ Skilfully hilarious

There is a deeply felt element to Laurel & Hardy at the Lyceum, that enhances the hilarity on display in note-perfect recreations of classic comedy.

June 8, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Red Ellen

Red Ellen

★★★☆☆ Diffuse

Red Ellen, at the Lyceum, co-produced with the Nottingham Playhouse and Northern Stage, suffers from many of the faults that affect biographical drama, and is far too long for its own good. Nevertheless, it has an abundance of compassion, and an excellent central performance from Bettrys Jones.

May 5, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Lyceum Youth Call Out

Lyceum Youth Call Out

Open call for Seven Against Edinburgh

The Lyceum’s youth theatre has put out an open call for a dozen young people aged 16 to 21 for its production of Becky Hope-Palmer’s new play with songs, Seven Against Edinburgh, to be staged in April 2022.

November 19, 2021 | By | 3 Replies More
Lyceum extends Xmas

Lyceum extends Xmas

Xmas shows available through January

The Lyceum has extended the on-demand availability of its twelve Christmas Tales through to the end of January.

January 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Seats Up at the Lyceum

Seats Up at the Lyceum

Installation celebrates Scotland’s missing theatre:

The foyer of the Royal Lyceum has become the set of #TakeASeat, with freelance theatre designers creating a tableaux of empty seats to mark the loss of theatre during the Covid pandemic.

September 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Kitson for Lyceum

Kitson for Lyceum

Virtual UK tour opens in Edinburgh:

Daniel Kitson is to play two virtual dates live from the stage of the empty Lyceum theatre on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 November, with tickets on sale from Noon, Monday 14 September 2020.

September 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh Venues’ £1.7m Covid funds

Edinburgh Venues’ £1.7m Covid funds

Covid-19 money good news for staff and freelancers:

Four Edinburgh venues will share £1,719,200 from the Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund to help them stave off insolvency, secure staff jobs and provide opportunities for freelancers.

August 6, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Lyceum petition – Management respond

Lyceum petition – Management respond

A statement from the Theatre’s joint directors:

Following the launch of the petition to Save the Lyceum Workforce, All Edinburgh Theatre contacted the theatre’s management team for a comment on the petition, its wording and the ongoing negotiations over redundancies.

June 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
“Hibernation” for Lyceum

“Hibernation” for Lyceum

Lyceum goes dark for remainder of 2020:

The Lyceum is to enter a period of “hibernation” as a building-based producing theatre with immediate effect, postponing all 2020 shows and entering into negotiations with all staff over redundancies.

May 20, 2020 | By | 2 Replies More