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Two Sisters

Two Sisters

★★★☆☆ Wistful

Two Sisters at the Lyceum until the beginning of March, is a touching and well-observed piece that is ultimately too diffuse.

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Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde

★★★★☆ Atmospheric

The Lyceum’s presentation of the Reading Rep Theatre production of Jekyll and Hyde features an ingenious adaptation by Gary McNair and a powerful performance by Forbes Masson.

Jan 17 2024 | By | Reply More
The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

★★★★☆ Epic

The Snow Queen at the Lyceum provides thrills, humour and imaginative theatricality. Morna Young’s adaptation (directed by Cora Bissett, with music by Finn Anderson) could not be staged in 2020 for obvious reasons.

Nov 25 2023 | By | Reply More
Through The Mud

Through The Mud

★★★★☆ Powerful

Review by Hugh Simpson

Through The Mud by Apphia Campbell at the Lyceum is a story of the struggle for civil rights in the USA in the face of racism. Its portrayal of the African American experience across the generations is both depressing and inspiring, told with craft and tunefulness.

Nov 4 2023 | By | Reply More
Group Portrait in a Summer Landscape

Group Portrait in a Summer Landscape

★★★★☆ Philosophical weight

Group Portrait in a Summer Landscape at the Lyceum deals unapologetically with difficult emotional and political themes, eschewing any easy answers or resolutions in a way that could be difficult but is made palatable by performances of power and nuance.

Oct 5 2023 | By | Reply More
Listings Mon 4 – Sun 10 Sept 2023

Listings Mon 4 – Sun 10 Sept 2023

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week…

A trio of very different shows are in town this week, as the post-EdFringe hiatus begins to fade. There is also the chance to hang out at the Lyceum for their family fun day.

Sep 5 2023 | By | Reply More
Life is a Dream (EIF)

Life is a Dream (EIF)

★★★☆☆ Patchy

Life is a Dream, from Cheek by Jowl at the Lyceum in the International Festival, has moments of beauty and humour but never coheres into the spectacle it promises to be.

Aug 27 2023 | By | Reply More
Horizon Showcase: FORGE

Horizon Showcase: FORGE

★★★★☆ Made of steel

If you imagine that an installation about the Holocaust with live welding and sound design is not for you, think again. FORGE, by Rachel Mars for Horizon Showcase at the Lyceum Workshop, is a visually commanding, thought-provoking piece of art.

Aug 24 2023 | By | Reply More
Nova

Nova

★★★★☆ Bold

Nova, from the Lyceum and Pemberley Productions at the Lyceum Studio is a bright, sparkling, provocative and convincing piece of work.

Aug 12 2023 | By | Reply More
Help! I Think I’m a Nationalist

Help! I Think I’m a Nationalist

★★★★☆  Nuanced

Help! I Think I’m a Nationalist at the Lyceum is a deceptively clever, well-crafted and intriguing piece of comic theatre. If you are wary of it because the title might have different ramifications in Scotland from Cornwall (where it originated), or because you are sick of the whole subject – rest assured it is well worth a look.

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