Steven McNicoll

Remembering Andy Gray

Remembering Andy Gray

Memories of the comic genius who was Andy Gray

The news of Andy Gray’s death over the weekend has prompted an outpouring of sorrow, all the more heartfelt because the memories of those who knew him are so joyful.

January 18, 2021 | By | 4 Replies More
Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti

Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti

★★☆☆☆    Flat:

Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti at the Lyceum is full of energy and has no shortage of comic potential. However, the end result is puzzlingly uninvolving.

March 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

★★★☆☆  Comedy overshadows pathos:

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, the Lyceum’s Christmas re-invention of Dickens, is a full-on comic display that is undoubtedly pleasing despite apparently missing some important points.

November 30, 2019 | 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 | 9 Replies More
The Steamie

The Steamie

★★★★☆   Far from mince:

There is genuine warmth as well as hilarity in The Steamie, at the King’s until Saturday.

November 7, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

★★★★☆  Wild:
The EIF’s Rhinoceros is a thoroughly contemporary take on a modern classic, combining knockabout comedy with a deep consideration of human society.

August 8, 2017 | By | 7 Replies More
Steamie Cast Announced

Steamie Cast Announced

Casting announced for Thirtieth anniversary tour
The full cast has been announced for the nine-week Autumn tour of The Steamie, which will play the Edinburgh King’s in November 2017.

May 19, 2017 | By | 1 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
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