The Lyceum Announces 50th Anniversary Season!

LYCEUM 2015/16 Season Press Release

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is proud to announce its 50th Anniversary Season with a mix of new writing, contemporary and modern classics, literary adaptations, four world premieres and two new co-producers.

Mark Thomson, Artistic Director of The Lyceum comments on the season ahead:

“It’s a pleasure to celebrate 50 years of The Lyceum Company with a programme of work that combines a powerful mix of four world premieres with great theatre voices such as Samuel Beckett and Arthur Miller.  Not a hint of a mid-life crisis.  It’s particularly exciting to launch with original company member Brian Cox alongside Bill Paterson in Waiting For Godot.  Two great Scots to the season and to celebrate a great Scottish theatre company that is confident, proud of its past but with contemporary theatre adventure keeping it youthful and vigorous. On our stage this season we have gods, kings, war, songs, love, murder, revenge, forgiveness, sex, faith, betrayals, enlightenment, characters who don’t turn up and others who wish they hadn’t.  Each play holds the world in all its inexplicableness up to the light. “

Read The Lyceum's Season 2015/16 Press Release here.

Lyceum 2015/16 Season Dates - all dates correct at time of going to press

Waiting for Godot
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Lyceum Artistic Director Mark Thomson
Dates: 18 September– 10 October 2015

Tipping the Velvet
A Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Lyric Hammersmith co-production.
Written by Sarah Waters
Adapted by Laura Wade
Directed by Lyndsey Turner
Dates: 28 October – 14 November 2015

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
By CS Lewis
Dramatised by Theresa Heskins
Directed by Andrew Panton
Dates: 28 November 2015 – 3 January 2016

The Weir
By Conor McPherson
Directed by Lyceum Associate Artist Amanda Gaughan
Dates: 15 January – 6 February 2016

The Crucible  
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Lyceum Associate Artist John Dove
Dates: 18 February – 19 March 2016

I Am Thomas - A brutal comedy with songs
A co-production with Told by an Idiot and National Theatre of Scotland
Directed by Paul Hunter
Dates: 23 March – 09 April 2016

The Iliad
By Chris Hannan
Directed by Lyceum Artistic Director Mark Thomson
Dates: 20 April – 14 May 2016

Thon Man Molière (or Whit got him intae aw that bother…)
By Liz Lochhead
Directed by Lyceum Associate Artist Tony Cownie
Dates: 20 May- 11 June 2016

Individual Tickets on sale from Monday 1 June 2015