Royal Lyceum theatre

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This Is Memorial Device review – memories of fictional indie heroes burn brightly
An adaptation of David Keenan’s novel about a Scottish band who nearly supported Sonic Youth is lovingly detailed

Mark Fisher

17, Aug, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Tim Crouch: Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel review – virtual King Lear
Using a VR headset and an empty stage, Tim Crouch puts his audience at one remove from the Shakespeare play to comment on the world and theatre itself

Mark Fisher

12, Aug, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Counting and Cracking review – an absorbing Sri Lankan family odyssey
This epic drama charts characters from Colombo in the 50s, through the civil war, before settling in Sydney

Mark Fisher

10, Aug, 2022 @12:43 PM

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Laurel and Hardy review – a dream of slapstick and sadness
Stephen McNicoll and Barnaby Power make a consummate team as the comedy legends, delivering knockabout hilarity with a melancholy undertow

Mark Fisher

08, Jun, 2022 @9:40 AM

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Keli review – music, mining and a maelstrom of emotions in brass band drama
Working-class history and a young woman’s story combine in this audio drama from the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Arifa Akbar

27, Apr, 2022 @9:49 AM

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The Scent of Roses review – a squirming study of truth and lies
Zinnie Harris’s bold drama is a funny, frequently disorienting look at the evasion and deceits that corrode relationships

Mark Fisher

09, Mar, 2022 @11:11 AM

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Bill Bryden: supremely gifted director who harnessed the ensemble’s power
The Scottish theatre-maker, who has died aged 79, brought us an epic 12-hour production of the Mysteries and the world premiere of Glengarry Glen Ross

Michael Billington

06, Jan, 2022 @5:32 PM

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No turkeys allowed! 25 of the best shows to book for Christmas 2021
Looking for a jolly good trip to the theatre this winter? Here’s our pick’n’mix selection of musicals, pantos and festive spectaculars, featuring circus tricks, high kicks and puppet rodents

Chris Wiegand

16, Nov, 2021 @3:33 PM

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Life Is a Dream review – this roaring tale of revenge is extraordinary
Wils Wilson’s perception-bending production highlights the artifice of a prince’s world, exposing the thin veneer of riches and respectability

Mark Fisher

03, Nov, 2021 @11:34 AM

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History review – hostility repeats itself in tale of prejudice and protest
There are spirited performances as Roy Williams explores activism, parenthood and sexuality in this audio drama about black British identity spanning 40 years

Arifa Akbar

23, Sep, 2021 @8:16 AM

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Sophia review – flesh-and-blood story of Scotland’s first female doctor
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In her audio play, Frances Poet nimbly entwines Sophia Jex-Blake’s groundbreaking battles with the story of her biographer

Arifa Akbar

24, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil review – love, loss and lower-league footie
In Gary McNair’s jovial audio play, a woman rediscovers a connection with her home town and her dead father by following a Scottish football team for a season

Mark Fisher

20, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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