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Review: An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

During a time of pre-exam worries and the ever-approaching end of the semester, I decided to treat myself to an evening of letting go of all my university stress. While I normally feel guilty for canceling a night of studying during exam season, actually making time for myself and choosing to take a break was […]

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Review: Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is an absolute joy to watch. From beginning to end, the sensational retelling is clever, lively, and hilarious. My cheeks ached from constantly smiling and laughing. While still feeling fresh and modern, the musical celebrates Jane Austen in the best way possible.  First of all, the multi-talented cast of five […]

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Twelfth Night

An exciting seventies reimagining of one of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies, with a relevant and discerning take on his gender politics. The Royal Lyceum and Bristol Old Vic’s co-production brings a fun and fresh energy to Twelfth Night. With lavish costumes, easy comedy and even the occasional musical number, this play is really made to […]

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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 […]

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Womens’ work at the Lyceum Theatre

Sue Glover’s Bondagers, tells the story of young women in the 19th century, tied to the land by male farmers. It speaks of the oppression of the bondage system, and the wish for freedom and for a better life, but more so, it speaks to the part of us all that wants to belong. Glover’s play has a rich community feeling and it is this, which draws the emotional response from the audience.