The Lyceum at the Festivals

Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is thrilled to be part of Edinburgh's festivals this August. 

Love Song to Lavender Menace
by James Ley
Directed by Ros Philips
3 – 26 August 2018
Tech Cube Zero, Summerhall

Part of Made in Scotland at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Tickets: | 0131 226 0000

It’s 1982 and on Edinburgh’s  Forth Street, two friends Bob and Sigrid are opening their new lesbian, gay and feminist book shop, ‘Lavender Menace’. A trailblazing venture that will become the beating heart for Edinburgh’s LGBT community.

"A play for our time that speaks volumes about cities and change"
The Scotsman

"Celebratory... a thoroughly entertaining and important piece of LGBT social history" 
The Stage

"A stunningly beautiful play"
The Reviews Hub

A beautifully funny and moving exploration of the love and passion it takes to make something happen and the loss that is felt when you have to let it go, Love Song to Lavender Menace returns to Edinburgh after its sold-out Lyceum run in 2017.

Presented by James Ley in association with Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh.


Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis
by Sir David Lindsay
Directed by Joe Douglas
Dramaturgy by Ian Brown
Tuesday 7 August 2018

Part of Edinburgh International Festival
Tickets: | 0131 473 2000 (Returns Only)

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of Tyrone Guthrie’s legendary production of Sir David Lindsay’s seminal 16th-century play Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis, which was performed at Assembly Hall as part of the 1948 International Festival. Since then, numerous directors and writers have taken different approaches to this bold and, at times, contentious work.

Director Joe Douglas and playwright Ian Brown – whose first original play, Carnegie, was produced at The Lyceum in 1973 – have interrogated the play and considered how it might be presented for a contemporary audience. Along with a company of actors, they will prepare a presentation of rehearsed sections of the play and a discussion about the nature of this unique work and its place in 21st-century theatre.

Co-presented by Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, the Edinburgh International Festival and National Theatre of Scotland.