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Waiting for Godot – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Mark Thomson Reviewer: Gareth Davies Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre opens its 50th anniversary season with a play that was deemed controversial when it opened in London 60 years ago. Since then Samuel Beckett’sWaiting for Godotmay have lost its reputation as an unstageable anti-drama – famously derided by one critic as a play in which nothing happens, ...

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NEWS: The Royal Lyceum announces its new season with blend of new works and modern classics.

From a Scottish autumn through to a European spring the season brings both riotous comedies and big, emotional society plays alongside new writing and new versions of well-loved plays. Mark Thomson, Artistic Director of The Lyceumcomments: “This season draws together the warp and weft of the classical and the contemporary; of Scottish and International writers; of challenge and celebration; and ...

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Union – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Mark Thomson Writer: Tim Barrow Reviewer: Amy Taylor The Act of Union and its many players are just one of the focuses of Tim Barrow’s Union, a new work that reveals just how Scotland became part of the United Kingdom in 1707. Directed by Mark Thomson, this new work showcases the talents of a united cast, but a strong ...

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WHAT’S HOT : Week beginning Monday 24th March 2014

After a little break we are delighted to bring to you a larger and improved What’s Hot feature – bringing you the best shows from all over the UK &Ireland to catch in the coming week. Hopefully there is something for everyone in this week’s selection. If you go to see or have seen any of them, then let us ...

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Private Lives – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Martin Duncan Writer:NoëlCoward Reviewer: Amy Taylor Relationships are a funny old thing; one minute you can love someone intensely, with a deep, burning, fiery passion and the next minute you could be breaking a vinyl record over their skull. At least, that is, according to Martin Duncan’s revival of Noël Coward’s classic comedy of manners, Private Lives, which tells ...

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Dark Road – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: Ian Rankin &Mark Thomson Director: Mark Thomson Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:4] Crime fiction may be the biggest selling literary genre in the UK but excepting the output of the late ‘Queen of Crime’ Agatha Christie, it hasn’t exactly figured large on the theatrical stage. Britain’s biggest selling crime novelist Ian Rankin and Lyceum artistic director Mark Thomson have set ...

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Takin’ Over the Asylum – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Donna Franceschild Director: Mark Thomson Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:4.5] A play that has at its heart the issue of mental health wouldn’t seem like a likely choice for an evening’s entertainment, but Donna Franceschild’s stage adaptation of her acclaimed 1994 BBC TV series Takin’ Over the Asylum doesn’t just entertain; this tightly written and sharply crafted play is funny, ...

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Cinderella – Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Johnny McKnight Music: Alan Penman Director: Mark Thomson Reviewer:Val Baskott [rating:3] A closer look at any of our favourite fairy tales reveals plenty of horror, cruelty and misery and no guarantee of a happy ending. Johnny McKnight’s reworking of the Christmas favourite,Cinderella, directed by Mark Thomson, is a savage, dark subversion of the original. It’s a tale of power ...

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