Thon Man Molière – Liz Lochhead’s new play

Edinburgh Royal Lyceum Thon Man Molière. 20 May 2016 to 11 June 2016 Archived on BBC iPlayer is (the rather dashing) Dr Michael Scott’s revelatory series exploring the impact of Classical Greek theatre on Western civilisation’s later embrace of stage drama, as we recognise it, from the Renaissance to today. In the third century BC Athens More...

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By John Kennedy On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

David Greig takes over at the Lyceum

The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh launched its 2016-17 programme with dazzling derring-do earlier today. Newly appointed Artistic Director, David Greig’s, tenure has not so much hit the ground running as rocketed this More...

By John Kennedy On Thursday, April 28th, 2016

REVIEW – The Iliad – A Kingdom For A Gift Horse

“… There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible – magic to make the sanest man go mad.” For a long ten years the Greeks assail the impregnable walls of mighty More...

By John Kennedy On Saturday, April 16th, 2016

The Iliad – War Horse with Attitude!

It’s the same old story, bored, beautiful young wife of grizzly warrior King Menalaus, Spartan by birth, Spartan by nature, elopes with Adonian handsome Trojan prince, envoy, Paris. Thus ensues the launching More...

By John Hislop On Friday, March 25th, 2016

Bella Hardy to appear at the Brunton in Musselburgh

Multi award winning singer and songwriter Bella Hardy will be appearing at the Brunton in Musselburgh on 9 April. 2015 was a breathless year for Bella which saw the release of her seventh solo album, ‘With More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Review: A Story of Tom Jones. The Musical ***

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, my mother sought an escape from the travails of bringing up her young son on her own by switching on the Dansette record player and putting on the long-playing records (ask your More...

By John Kennedy On Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Review : The Crucible Royal Lyceum Theatre

Will America buy in to Donald Trump’s vision of a God-fearing New Jerusalem? (Terms & Conditions apply). Was the Holy Father’s perceived interference in the Democratic process, albeit the American More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Review: Footloose: The Musical ****

There has recently been something of an 80s revival in cultural matters with acts such as Rick Astley, Adam Ant and ABC being part of the Rewind Festival which visits Scotland in July. If you recall that decade More...

By John Kennedy On Sunday, January 31st, 2016

The Lyceum Theatre : The Crucible

The Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh presents The Crucible by Arthur Miller  Directed by John Dove From 18 February – 19 March 2016  “I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I More...

By John Preece On Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – SANCTUARY

HEARTBREAK STORIES BEHIND  SOLDIERS’ THANK-YOU NOTES An actress has written a play about the impact of war on women – after receiving heart-wrenching letters from soldiers in Iraq. Susanne Sulby – whose More...