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Edinburgh Festival 2019 – ‘Hear Word!’ from Nigeria to The Lyceum

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'Hear Word!' is Nigerian pidgin English for ‘Listen and Comply’. In this unflinchingly honest performance, ten of Nigeria’s biggest stars of theatre, film and television come together on stage to tell multi-generational stories of...

REVIEW – The Iliad – A Kingdom For A Gift Horse

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“… There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible – magic to make the sanest man go mad.”For a long ten years the Greeks assail the impregnable...

The Lyceum Theatre : The Crucible

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The Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh presents The Crucible by Arthur Miller  Directed by John Dove From 18 February – 19 March 2016  “I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to...

Theatre review: Dark Road, Lyceum Theatre (***)

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Why do we see so many cop shows on TV and so few on the stage? That’s precisely the question that Edinburgh’s renowned crime writer Ian Rankin poses in the programme to his new...

Theatre review: Takin’ Over the Asylum, Lyceum Theatre (****)

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Comedy and tragedy make unsettlingly close bedfellows in Donna Franceschild’s big, popular drama about the precarious revival of a radio station in a Glasgow psychiatric hospital. And although Mark Thomson’s slick, pacey staging –...

Theatre review: Time and the Conways, Lyceum Theatre (****)

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It’s not for nothing that the word ‘time’ has such prominence in the title of JB Priestley’s 1937 drama. For time is almost the play’s secret character, unseen yet stalking the fortunes of the...

Theatre review: A Taste of Honey, Lyceum Theatre (****)

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A Taste of Honey by 18-year-old Shelagh Delaney first burst onto the stage of the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, in May 1958, where its brave, unsentimental depiction of working-class life – complete with single...

Theatre review: Cinderella, Lyceum Theatre (***)

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Scottish actor and playwright Johnny McKnight is a busy man this Christmas. He’s directing and starring in his own panto Aganeza Scrooge at Glasgow’s Tron theatre, and there’s a revival of his Cinderella at...

Theatre review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lyceum Theatre (****)

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At first glance, it seems deliberately provocative, even perverse, to set Shakespeare’s famous midsummer play in the depths of winter. And the frozen setting does, admittedly, raise a few questions, not least of which...

Theatre review: The Guid Sisters/Lyceum Theatre (****)

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Germaine Lauzon has won a million Green Shield stamps: they’re sitting in three huge boxes cluttering up her kitchen. With them, she’ll be able to transform her pokey home into a paradise by purchasing...

Theatre review: The Marriage of Figaro, Lyceum Theatre (****)

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Thomson brings a manic energy to match Jackson’s bawdy reimagining of the tale in the world of contemporary banking. It’s not often that you see a play’s leading man break into opera arias to cover...

Scottish Children’s Book Awards – The Results

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The three winners of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2011 were announced at a prize giving ceremony in Edinburgh today.  600 children from across Scotland visited the Lyceum Theatre this afternoon to find out...

Fright night at the Lyceum

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NSPCC Scotland is inviting people in Edinburgh to a spooky theatrical evening at the Lyceum Theatre.The children’s charity has teamed up with the Lyceum to put on a fundraising fright night that will feature spooky...

Dunsinane at The Lyceum from 13 May 2011

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Starring Siobhan Redmond The National Theatre of Scotland stages a  new play by David Greig from 13 May to 4 June 2011 at The Lyceum.Macbeth is dead. Under cover of night, an English army...

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