Tony Cownie

A Joke

A Joke

★★★★☆   Funny, peculiar:

There is a masterclass in comic nous to be had in A Joke, Universal Arts and Scene Change Productions’ reworking of last year’s Fringe hit by Dan Freeman.

August 21, 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
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 | 7 Replies More
Jocky Wilson Said

Jocky Wilson Said

★★★★☆    I’m in heaven:
Blessed memories of a Scottish sporting legend are evoked superbly by Grant O’Rourke in the Gilded Balloon’s Jocky Wilson Said.

August 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lyceum Season 2017-18

Lyceum Season 2017-18

Details of 17/18 season announced:
The Lyceum is to stage ten shows in its 2017-18 season, the second in David Greig’s tenure as artistic director and the final year in the current funding round.

April 27, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Lyceum season introduction

Lyceum season introduction

A time to take risks:
The Lyceum’s artistic director, David Greig, talks about the background to the 2017/18 season and his reasoning behind it.

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
PPP: Breaking The Ice

PPP: Breaking The Ice

★★★☆☆ Funny:
Fine comic performances and staging distinguish Breaking The Ice, the first in the latest season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at the Traverse.

October 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Thon Man Moliere

Thon Man Moliere

★★★★☆ Excellent performances:
Beautifully staged and excellently acted, the Lyceum’s premiere of Liz Lochhead’s Thon Man Moliere is a charming and largely compelling production.

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Thon Woman Lochhead

Thon Woman Lochhead

World premiere for new Lochhead at Lyceum:
The world premiere of Thon Man Moliere, Liz Lochhead’s play about the life and times of the playwright Moliere, opens at the Lyceum this week.

May 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Venetian Twins

The Venetian Twins

★★★★☆ Double the fun:
Broad, finely honed and never afraid of a corny joke, The Venetian Twins is a huge, rip-roaring thing. It is all rather silly, but is none the worse for that.

April 29, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More