Lyceum cancels

Dec 20 2021 | By More

Christmas Dinner added to cancelled list

The Lyceum has added Christmas Dinner, its collaboration with Catherine Wheels theatre company, to the growing list of shows which have had to be cancelled due to Covid.

However, the theatre has promised that in addition to all tickets holders being contacted about receiving a refund they will be able to watch the show online, although it has not released any details about online viewing as yet.

Richard Conlon as Fruity, Florence Odumosu as Madame Lady, Sita Pieraccini as Bird Girl and Ronan McMahon as Billy in Christmas Dinner. Pic:Mihaela Bodlovic

The cancelation announcement was made this evening, Monday 20 December 2021, with sixteen performances of the run still due to play. There were no performances scheduled for today.

The Lyceum issued a statement on social media saying: “We regret to announce that despite all our precautions, our production of Christmas Dinner has been affected by Covid-19 and unfortunately this means all remaining performances of Christmas Dinner must now be cancelled.

“We are very sorry for the disruption this may cause to people’s festive plans and are deeply disappointed to have to cancel a show we are so proud of, and which we were so looking forward to sharing with audiences over Christmas.

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“All ticket holders will be contacted about receiving a refund and will be able to watch the show online.

“We would like to thank you for all of your support and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Lyceum when performances resume in 2022”

This means that four venues have completely cancelled or postponed their Christmas shows, less than a week before Christmas Day as the Lyceum joins The Playhouse (White Christmas), The Traverse (WILF) and the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

The only Edinburgh venues which remain open are those run by Capital Theatres – the Festival theatre which is playing Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker; The King’s where the Sleeping Beauty pantomime is in full swing and the Studio Theatre where The Enormous Christmas Turnip is playing to a younger audience.

The Brunton pantomime, Hansel and Gretel, is still up in the air, following cancellations of two shows on Monday 20 December.


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