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The Duchess [of Malfi]

The Duchess [of Malfi]

★★★★☆  Necessarily nightmarish:

The blood-soaked events of The Duchess [of Malfi], a co-production between the Lyceum and the Citizens Theatre, are almost unwatchably intense at times. As a depiction of timeless and timely considerations, however, this production is hard to beat.

May 22, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Local Hero

Local Hero

★★★☆☆ Charming:

Local Hero, the Lyceum’s co-production with the Old Vic, has the authenticity and drive one would expect considering the source material, but fails to add much that is new.

March 24, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Touching The Void

Touching The Void

★★★★☆ Viscerally convincing:

There is a depth and grit to Touching The Void at the Lyceum that threatens to carry all before it.

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Wendy and Peter Pan

Wendy and Peter Pan

★★★★☆  Magic:

Old and new collide in Wendy and Peter Pan, a beautifully staged Lyceum Christmas production that combines originality with fidelity to the spirit of a much-loved classic.

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

★★★★★ Irresistible:

Visually and verbally intoxicating, Cyrano de Bergerac at the Lyceum is a riotous, joyous expression of the human spirit.

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

★★★★☆ Kaleidoscopic:

Shifting emotions are filtered through autumnal sunlight in the Lyceum’s Twelfth Night, with as much defiant sadness on view as happy resolution.

September 19, 2018 | By | 3 Replies More
The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other

The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other

★★★★☆   Contains multitudes:

Dizzying in its invention and almost ludicrously ambitious in scope, The Hour we Knew Nothing Of Each Other at the Lyceum is undoubtedly uneven but always intriguing.

June 2, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Creditors

Creditors

★★★★☆   Compellingly troubling:

Strikingly staged and worryingly contemporary, Creditors at the Lyceum is unsettling and difficult to ignore.

May 2, 2018 | By | 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 Lover

The Lover

★★★☆☆    Cool:

There is a bittersweet delicacy to The Lover, the Lyceum’s collaboration with Stellar Quines and Scottish Dance Theatre, that cannot quite compensate for a lack of emotional fire.

January 25, 2018 | By | Reply More