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Locker Room Talk – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Orla O’Loughlin Post Show facilitator: Dr Holly Davis Reviewer: Dominic Corr There are few things more powerful than a word, spoken or otherwise. The championed word shouted on the streets and in the press can have the widest impact both for resistance and oppression. The most dangerous word is the one they didn’t want you to ...

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The Belle’s Stratagem – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Hannah Cowley Adaptation: Tony Cowie Director: Tony Cowie Reviewer: Dominic Corr Originally conceived in the late seventeen hundreds, Hannah Cowley's The Belle Stratagem is a sublime comedy of manners. Taking every pre- and ill-conceived notion one may have about a woman and giving it a good slap across the chops. Adapted for the Royal Lyceum we are no longer in ...

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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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Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Director: Tony Cownie Reviewer: Amy Taylor A fractured family, living ghosts and themes of addiction and grief lie at the still beating heart of Eugene O’Neill’s semi-autobiographical play, Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Directed by Tony Cownie, this revival of a classic piece of American drama brings new life to the Lyceum’s stage for the New Year ...

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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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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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