✭✭✭✩✩ Blood with no guts
Vigorous and energetic, the Lyceum’s world premiere of Kill Johnny Glendenning provides lashings of blood and humour in a production which is well performed and directed, but in the end is less than the sum of its parts.
✭✭✭✭✩ Magic and Music Hall
Sleight-of-hand, stagecraft and comedy combined to make an entertaining gala opening to this year’s Edinburgh International Magic Festival.
✭✭✭✭✩ Atmospheric Pressure
Involving, emotional and well-crafted, David Haig’s new play about the background to D-Day provides a successful finale to the current Lyceum season.
✭✭✭✩✩ In rude health
Bawdy, hugely ambitious and almost wilfully uneven, the Lyceum’s world premiere of Union should be applauded for its intentions even if the results are not wholly successful.
✭✭✭✩✩ Comic pleasure
Comic and crowd-pleasing, the Lyceum’s production of Noel Coward’s Private Lives provides fine entertainment.
✭✭✭✭✩ Intensely emotional
Intense, disquieting and ultimately rewarding, the Lyceum’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night is worthy of very high praise.
✭✭✭✭✩ Dickens of a good time
Radiating good humour and Christmas cheer, the Lyceum’s production of A Christmas Carol provides highly successful seasonal entertainment.
Absorbing and intelligent, the new adaptation of Crime and Punishment by Chris Hannan and directed by Dominic Hill makes for powerful entertainment at the Lyceum.
An excellent cast and some intriguing ideas – which are not all fully realised – mark out the Dark Road of Ian Rankin and Mark Thomson’s collaboration, which runs at the Lyceum until October 19.
Disappearing doves and a moonwalking chihuahua joined this year’s MagicFest opening gala at the Lyceum on Friday for an evening of seriously entertaining magic.