Royal Lyceum Theatre

28 May - 8 June 2024
Sunset Song
A poignant, unflinching, and remarkable adaptation of Grassic Gibbon’s classic novel
Reviewed at Dundee Rep

12 April - 4 May 2024
The Girls of Slender Means
Poignant, punchy staging captures Spark's smart, sassy girls of slender means
Reviewed here

13 - 27 January 2024
Jekyll & Hyde
McNair's adaptation of Stevenson novella fails to unleash the potential within
Reviewed here

23 - 27 August 2023
Life is a Dream
Captivating epic tale bolstered by impressive performances
Reviewed here

11 - 14 August 2023
As Far As Impossible
Profound and harrowing in equal measure, Rodrigues' verbatim piece shines a light on humanitarian efforts
Reviewed here

5 - 8 August 2023
Visually and conceptually intriguing theatre that is difficult to penetrate
Reviewed here

13 May - 3 June 2023
Anna Karenina
An ambitious feminist retelling magnified through a modern lens
Reviewed here

11 - 22 April 2023
A fun, camp, and action-packed take on a literary classic
Reviewed here

30 March - 1 April 2023
Castle Lennox
A love song to friendship and a war cry for inclusion
Reviewed here

4 - 25 February 2023
Macbeth (an undoing)
A bold, brutal, and brilliant reincarnation of Shakespeare's Scottish play
Reviewed here

24 November - 31 December 2022
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol
A feel-good Christmas classic with a Scottish twist for all the family
Reviewed here

18 - 20 August 2022
A compelling dance piece of unparalleled beauty
Reviewed here

8 - 14 August 2022
Counting and Cracking
Chronicle of Sri Lankan political and personal history makes for epic theatre
Reviewed here

3 - 25 June 2022
Laurel & Hardy
A loving homage to two titans of comedy
Reviewed here

13 - 23 April 2022
The Meaning of Zong
A powerful piece that struggles under the weight of its own ambition
Reviewed here

6 December 2021 - 2 January 2022
Christmas Dinner
A love letter to theatre for all ages with abundant festive bells on
Reviewed here

29 October - 20 November 2021
Life is a Dream
A spectacular exploration of fate, free will, and reality's fragility
Reviewed here

25 - 28 August 2021
Lament for Sheku Bayoh
A moving memorial that asks important societal questions about racism in Scotland
Reviewed here

12 - 28 August 2021
Niqabi Ninja
Compelling audio theatre provides an intense experience
Reviewed here

28 November 2019 - 4 January 2020
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol
What has the potential to be an amazing piece of seasonal theatre ultimately fails to deliver
Reviewed here

23 October - 9 November 2019
Barber Shop Chronicles
An insightful and invigorating celebration of black culture and diversity that is both hilarious and heartbreaking
Reviewed here

12 September - 5 October 2019
An engrossing exploration of self-realisation and desire
Reviewed here

19 - 25 August 2019
Hear Word!
Boisterous battle cry for equality
Reviewed here

16 August 2019
Forget Me Not
Yiddish operetta of a different calibre
Reviewed here

14 - 18 August 2019
Red Dust Road
A touching and gripping adaptation of a deeply personal work
Reviewed here

8 - 11 August 2019
Kalakuta Republik
An evocative evening of dance that is unflinching in its force and passion
Reviewed here

17 May - 8 June 2019
The Duchess [of Malfi]
Zinnie Harris' innovative re-imagining of Webster's tragedy is a powerful deconstruction of toxic masculinity.
Reviewed here

14 March - 4 May 2019
Local Hero
An excellent adaptation of a classic film that is hilarious, heartbreaking and all too relevant.
Reviewed here

25 January - 16 February 2019
Touching The Void
Thrilling, visceral theatre that leaves you on the edge of your seat
Reviewed here

29 November 2018 - 5 January 2019
Wendy and Peter Pan
Hickson's adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic tale is a glittering spectacle that is full of heart.
Reviewed here

12 October - 3 November 2018
Cyrano de Bergerac
Tedious, over-long, unfocussed, dull and largely impenetrable production from National Theatre of Scotland
Reviewed at Tramway

14 September - 6 October 2018
Twelfth Night
60s re-imagining of Shakespearean classic puts spotlight on gender identities.
Reviewed here

22 - 26 August 2018
The Prisoner
Brilliant acting outshines an archaic story.
Reviewed here

16 - 19 August 2018
La Maladie de la Mort
Pretentious and thinly-written multimedia adaptation of French novella
Reviewed here

8 - 12 August 2018
Waiting for Godot
Flawlessly executed incarnation of Beckett's classic play.
Reviewed here

4 - 6 August 2018
Waiting for Godot
Flawlessly executed incarnation of Beckett's classic play.
Reviewed here

31 May - 2 June 2018
The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other
Wils Wilson and Janice Parker's experimental adaptation challenges assumptions about theatre and creates a special community, but doesn't always hit the mark.
Reviewed here

27 April - 12 May 2018
David Grieg's adaptation of this Strindberg classic offers a strong, cerebral and yet still entertaining performance.
Reviewed here

26 February 2017
Lyceum Variety Night
Second night by promoters Flint and Pitch offers variety in the truest sense
Reviewed here

10 February - 4 March 2017
The Winter's Tale
Stylish production set in contemporary Scotland almost undone by silly stereotypes
Reviewed here

25 November 2017 - 6 January 2018
The Arabian Nights
New tales for old open the festive season at the Lyceum.
Reviewed here

6 - 28 October 2017
Revived 1948 play errs to melodrama, but offers stunning staging
Reviewed here

7 - 23 September 2017
What Shadows
A masterpiece performance, and still all too relevant to our times
Reviewed here

20 May - 10 June 2017
Glory on Earth
Mary, Queen of Scots does battle with John Knox in powerful production.
Reviewed here

29 April - 13 May 2017
Charlie Sonata
Douglas Maxwell's boozy fantasia is no easy drinking but gives a buzz.
Reviewed here

6 - 15 April 2017
A Number
Zinnie Harris raises questions about individuality in this restaging of Caryl Churchill's investigation into genetics.
Reviewed here

10 March - 1 April 2017
Hay Fever
Delightful nonsense from king of camp Noël Coward.
Reviewed here

13 - 28 January 2017
Picnic at Hanging Rock
An unsettling but ultimately incoherent adaptation of an Australian classic mystery.
Reviewed here

27 October - 12 November 2016
April De Angelis’ inspiring feminist-comedy explores the relationship between mother and daughter.
Reviewed here

1 - 15 October 2016
The Suppliant Women
David Greig's opening production finds modern resonance in millennia old classic.
Reviewed here

16 - 20 August 2016
Measure for Measure
Blisteringly intense Russian language production removes fluffy comedic stuffing to expose Shakespeare's razor wit.
Reviewed here

6 - 7 August 2016
Audience become voyeurs at a dinner party in Vanishing Point's innovative piece
Reviewed at -SELECT VENUE-

8 November 2016 - Invalid Date
The benchmark tale of mistaken identity and the follies of love given retro styling and a vaudevillian twist.
Reviewed here

Invalid Date - 3 July 2018
This latest take on Eugene Ionesco's play at the Lyceum is a hilarious absurdist delight.
Reviewed here

Invalid Date
Variety Night
Fringe favourites and local faces star in this innovation in the Lyceum's programme
Reviewed here