Liz Lochhead

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The best theatre of 2022
In a superb year for the stage, our chief critic gives 10 shows an extra round of applause. Plus, Guardian theatre reviewers each pick their 2022 standout

Arifa Akbar

15, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Medea review – Adura Onashile exudes awesome authority in bloody tragedy
Liz Lochhead’s Scots verse spits wit and venom as male power meets female determination with operatic intensity, in this National Theatre of Scotland staging

Mark Fisher

14, Aug, 2022 @12:56 PM

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Edinburgh festival 2022: 50 shows to see
Phil Wang makes a heroic return, Ian McKellen stars in a balletic Hamlet and Sophie Duker is gleefully carefree. Here are our picks of the festival’s comedy, theatre and dance

Brian Logan, Mark Fisher and Lyndsey Winship

06, Jul, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Robert Burns: was the beloved poet a 'Weinsteinian sex pest'?
Ahead of this year’s Burns Night, the 18th-century bard has come under harsh scrutiny from Liz Lochhead over his treatment of women

John Dugdale

24, Jan, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Thon Man Molière review – Lochhead's lurid tragicomedy brings lots of laughs
Scandalous affairs and royal tiffs abound in this excellently acted, Scots-tinted take on the brilliant but self-destructive French playwright

Mark Fisher

25, May, 2016 @9:43 AM

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Liz Lochhead: ‘You’re stuck writing something until you go, “To hell with it, I’ll tell the truth”’
The books interview: the new Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry winner on learning how to be a Scottish writer and why becoming the national poet saved her life

Sarah Crown

16, Jan, 2016 @11:59 AM

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Rowling: I'll be 'just fine', but if it all goes badly wrong, other people will pay

The author explains her donation to Better Together as other cultural figures declare their allegiance to 'Yes'

Alison Flood

08, Sep, 2014 @5:30 PM

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Edinburgh festival diary – Israeli group hunt for venue after run cancelled

Incubator Theatre vow to 'sing for peace on the streets' following protests over funding from Israeli government

Mark Brown

01, Aug, 2014 @10:10 PM

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Perfect Days review – Liz Lochhead's play has lost its humour

This account of Scotland's 90s aspirational generation emerges today as a sober family drama, writes Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher

10, Jun, 2014 @2:49 PM

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Robert Burns's suspected bipolar disorder used to fight illness's stigma
Glasgow symposium uses the poet's tempestuous life in presentations about the condition that some feel may have fuelled his work

Alison Flood

30, May, 2014 @12:09 PM

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The female poets who have earned their laurels

A celebration of the UK and Ireland's female poets laureatesas part of International Women's Day

Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead, Paula Meehan and Gillian Clarke

03, Mar, 2014 @7:00 PM

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On my radar: Juliet Stevenson's cultural highlights

Juliet Stevenson, star of films, stage and TV series such as The Politician's Wife, talks to Leah Harper about poetry, Iranian film and the magic of Mark Twain

Leah Harper

19, Jan, 2014 @12:02 AM

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