Theatre – interview with Siobhan Redmond

The Edinburgh Reporter was given the opportunity to interview Siobhan Redmond who has been appearing at The Royal Lyceum Theatre during this last week. The production ends tonight. TER: Notwithstanding the intense preparation and rehearsals for this scurrilously divine production, you and the ensemble cast seem to be having more damnably good time More...

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By John Kennedy On Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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Je Suis Un Baroque Star

  Thon Man Molière by Liz Lochhead at The Royal Lyceum until 11 June 11 2016 ‘or whit got him intae all that bother…’ This salaciously delicious, self referencing farce, delivered in contemporary More...

By Amanda Whitehead On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

At the Festival Theatre – The Mikado

                    Scottish Opera reunites with D’Oyly Carte to bring this new production of The Mikado to Edinburgh. Written in 1885 and set in the fictional More...

By John Kennedy On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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 More...

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...