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The Duchess (of Malfi) – Roya Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Original writer: John Webster Writer: Zinnie Harris Director: Zinnie Harris Reviewer: Dominic Corr Unyielding cruelty is at the rotten heart of what is perhaps the most notorious tragedy of English Renaissance drama, The Duchess (of Malfi). Widowed, yet defiant to remarry despite her brothers’ judgements, the Duchess takes on a husband. At first John Webster’s tragedy is a (twisted) love ...

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Local Hero – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Book: Bill Forsyth and David Greig Music & Lyrics: Mark Knopfler Director: John Crowley Reviewer: Dominic Corr Nominated for several BAFTA’s, receiving critical praise and adoration, the 1983 film Local Hero is a slice of timeless filmmaking. Bill Forsyth’s much-loved film still retains its charm decades later. So, when it was revealed that a stage adaptation was on the cards, ...

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Twelfth Night – The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Director: Wils Wilson Designer: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita Reviewer: Dominic Corr Devoid of constraints, Shakespeare for his faults, is a master in weaving a timeless narrative. His creations serve both as triumphs of art but also templates. Templates which may have a set structure or character but are completely adaptable. Once lacking in diversity, Shakespeare’s text is pushed by Wils Wilson ...

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Anthony Neilson (based on the work of Lewis Carroll) Director: Anthony Neilson Reviewer: Dominic Corr After 165 years, Lewis Carroll’s masterstroke of literature, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is still perhaps the single most influential piece of fantasy work in both British and global fantasy. Its utter absurdity located in character, setting and its departure from traditional storytelling, make it ...

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Jumpy – The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

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Writer: April De Angelis Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: Dominic Corr The Lyceum’s second production this season, Jumpy, continues The Suppliant Woman’s commentary on the lives of women. More specifically April De Angelis’ Jumpy unfolds before the audience, a mother’s struggles with her daughter, her husband, but most importantly (arguably), herself. What should be the storyline for a mediocre Saturday sitcom on BBC2 ...

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I Am Thomas – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Told by an Idiot Music: Iain Johnstone Lyrics: Simon Armitage Director: Paul Hunter Reviewer: Gareth Davies A little bit of local history is brought to life at the Lyceum as the life of Thomas Aikenhead, the last person to be executed in the UK for blasphemy, is given a vivid, musical-comedy treatment. Described as a brutal comedy with songs, ...

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The Crucible – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Arthur Miller Director: John Dove Reviewer: Gareth Davies   Witch-hunts, real and metaphorical, form the backdrop to Arthur Miller’s 1953 play, which has been a staple of school textbooks and student drama groups for years. Every age seems to bring a new understanding to its story and characters, and as such it’s a truly welcome addition to the Lyceum’s ...

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The Weir – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Brian Gleeson and Gary Lydon in The Weir at the Edinburgh Lyceum. Photo: Drew Farrell

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Amanda Gaughan Reviewer: Gareth Davies If there’s a chill in the air when you leave the Lyceum’s latest production, it may not be just the weather. Conor McPherson’s modern classic is an atmospheric tale of men and women, beer and whisky, fairies and children, often sold as a ghost story but in reality far more than ...

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