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Edinburgh, Cream of the CATS

Edinburgh, Cream of the CATS

Edinburgh companies win half CATS 2024

Three Edinburgh companies shared half the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2024 (CATS), awarded in a ceremony at the Glasgow Theatre Royal today, Sunday 16 June.

Jun 16 2024 | By | Reply More
Shirley Valentine

Shirley Valentine

★★★★☆ Tour de force

Sally Reid’s performance lights up the Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s production of Shirley Valentine, touring to the Lyceum for a three week summer season.

Jun 14 2024 | By | Reply More
Harris’s Duchess goes West End

Harris’s Duchess goes West End

Dr Who star plays title role in Lyceum-created play

Jodie Whittaker is to play the title role in The Duchess, Zinnie Harris’s bloody indictment of misogyny, at the Trafalgar Theatre in London’s West End, Oct 5 – Dec 20 2024.

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Sunset Song

Sunset Song

★★★☆☆ Well performed

Stage versions of Sunset Song seem to come around every couple of years, perhaps because no-one has managed to come up with the definitive adaptation yet. Dundee Rep’s new version (a co-production with the Lyceum) has great strengths as well as weaknesses.

May 30 2024 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh companies up for the CATS

Edinburgh companies up for the CATS

Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland shortlist announced

Edinburgh-based companies and venues have been nominated in every category of this year’s CATS, the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland. A total of 10 productions from six different producers have secured a total of 20 nominations between them.

May 16 2024 | By | Reply More
Macbeth (an undoing)

Macbeth (an undoing)

★★★★☆ Compelling

Zinnie Harris’s much-garlanded adaptation of Shakespeare, Macbeth (an undoing), returns to the Lyceum subtly tweaked and all the better for it.

May 15 2024 | By | Reply More
Drama Desk nods for Harris’ Macbeth update

Drama Desk nods for Harris’ Macbeth update

Four Drama Desk Award noms for Macbeth (an undoing)

Macbeth (an undoing) returns to the Lyceum on Tuesday 14 May 2024 after a successful international tour in which it picked up four nominations from the prestigious Drama Desk Awards from the New York critics.

Apr 30 2024 | By | Reply More
The Girls of Slender Means

The Girls of Slender Means

★★★☆☆ Poignant

Gabriel Quigley’s adaptation of Muriel Spark’s The Girls of Slender Means for the Lyceum is an enjoyable and wonderfully acted piece of theatre, that does justice to its source’s substance if not its ambition.

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Blue Beard

Blue Beard

★★★★☆ Furiously funny

A riotous combination of anger and dizzying theatrical invention, Blue Beard at the Lyceum until the end of the month, is troubling and messy in exactly the right ways.

Mar 14 2024 | By | 1 Reply More
Shirley Valentine’s Lyceum date

Shirley Valentine’s Lyceum date

Sally Reid to reprise award-winning role

The Pitlochry Festival Theatre 2022 production of Willie Russell’s iconic play Shirley Valentine is touring to the Lyceum in June 2024, with Sally Reid reprising her award-winning turn in the title role.

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