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Review: Red Ellen

Bettrys Jones’ fiery portrayal of Ellen Wilkinson in Red Ellen, at the Lyceum this May, presents both the achievements and the failures of the remarkable Labour MP in the 1930s and 40s. Red Ellen manages to perfectly balance its portrayal of Ellen’s political passion and commitment without shying away from her failures and messy personal life.  Ellen […]

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The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black, Black Oil

The original production of John McGrath’s The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil in 1973 was heralded as revolutionary theatre. Its exploration of timeless themes such as economic exploitation and national identity surprised and delighted Scottish audiences with its honesty and relevance. As a show originally designed to tour village halls of the […]

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Waiting for Godot

Image courtesy of Alan McCredie. The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and what better way of doing that than by putting on Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece, Waiting for Godot. This play is famously described as a play in which nothing happens, twice. The staging is simplistic and the dialogue is dry. Most […]