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Hedda Gabler, The Lyceum

Hedda Gabler is often held up as ‘the female Hamlet’. In a tradition that too easily resembles a desert in terms of female leading roles, the comparison is not thoughtless. 313 more words


‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’ (Lyceum: 18 Feb. - 14 March ’15)


4 Stars: Outstanding

‘Standing between doorway and gateway, she heard
Or thought she heard …’

Listen up, “I’ve looked into the pockets of the rich and that is bad language.” Here is a contemporary, full-on production of Bertolt Brecht’s great and humane play; its profane political resonances not so much hanging in the air as gusting out of the wind machine. 672 more words


A nice sit down in the West End and Soho

Even in the West End of London it is possible to avoid the crowds The Princess Louise pub on High Holborn purveys reasonably priced beer. Choose from a variety of small rooms to chill and enjoy the traditional Victorian decor. 240 more words


'Faith Healer' (Lyceum: 14 January to 7 February '15)

“He walks across a cobbled yard and smack into classical tragedy.”

Editorial Rating: 4 Stars: Outstanding

I don’t suppose Glasgow’s Celtic Connections features a whippet on the bagpipes. 637 more words


‘The BFG’ (Royal Lyceum Theatre: 28 November '14 - 3 January ’15)

“This is where dreams is beginning…”

Editorial Rating: 4 Stars: Outstanding

This is the Lyceum’s Christmassy adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ginormous classic. Its message is of humility and caution, all intertwined, and it’s very enjoyable. 504 more words


'Bondagers' (Lyceum: 22 October - 15 November '14)

“a fertile, sure-yield production “

Editorial Rating: 4 Stars

First performed by the Traverse Theatre Company at the Tramway, Glasgow, and then the Traverse, Edinburgh, in May 1991. 724 more words

'Kill Johnny Glendenning' (Lyceum: 17 September - 11 October '14)

“A Lock and Load comedy with the safety Off”

Editorial Rating:  4 Stars

How mental do you like your Glasgow? I say ‘your’ advisedly, as this play has barreled its way down the M8 in that distinct, uncompromising “Up yours!” way that makes Edinburgh appear po-faced. 490 more words