Glory on Earth by Linda McLean, directed by David Greig at the Royal Lyceum Theatre EdinburghBuy Tickets

Glory on Earth

Glory on Earth
by Linda McLean
directed by Lyceum Artistic Director David Greig

“Whom shall I believe? And who shall be judge?”

Tuesday, 19 August, 1561, 9am.

Through the fog a ship arrives in Leith docks, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots steps ashore. She is 19 and on her young shoulders rest the hopes of the Catholic establishment of Europe.

The Nation that receives her has just outlawed her church and its practices. Its leader is the radical cleric and protestant reformer, John Knox. Both believe themselves ordained by God. Both believe themselves beloved by their people. Both were exiled and returned home… but only one can make Scotland their own.

Linda McLean is a multi-award winning Scottish playwright whose work is characterised by poetry, mystery and great emotional depth. Her plays include Any Given Day; Strangers, Babies; Shimmer; One Good Beating; Riddance and many more. Artistic Director David Greig makes his Lyceum directorial debut with this World Premiere.

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Dates and Times

20 May - 10 June 2017

20 & 22 May
£10 Preview tickets on sale 24 April

EVENINGS, 7.30pm
Tuesday - Saturday

MATINEES from 24 May, 2pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays

Running Time
To be confirmed during rehearsal process

For Access performances see below


Individual Tickets

Tuesday - Saturday: £15.50 - £30.50

Wednesday and Saturday: £13.50 - £26

Not available on Premium Seats: from £10

Unreserved seating, all tickets £10
On sale 24 April 2017

All prices guaranteed until 14 September 2016



  • Thursday 1 June - 7.30pm
    Touch Tour - 6.15pm
  • Saturday 3 June - 2pm
    Touch Tour - 12.45pm

Wednesday 31 May - 7.30pm

Saturday 3 June - 2pm

Creative Learning Events

Tuesday 30 May 2017
FREE, no ticket required
Takes place in the Stalls after the evening's performance

Thursday 25 May 2017 5.30pm
£10 (£5 for students)
This workshop offers participants an opportunity to meet with the director David Greig who is also the artistic director at the Lyceum. It is a chance to get insights into the staging of the show and ask questions.
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Saturday 3 June 2017 10.30am
£10 (£5 for students)
Experience Glory On Earth with one of our Drama Artists and explore key scenes and acting styles from the play. This workshop will offer a great insight into the show and a great opportunity to learn new skills.
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Wednesday 7 June 2017 (straight after matinee performance)
This group is for anyone who likes the idea of a book group, but has always wanted one for plays! Rather than reading the book, you come and see the show and then have the chance to talk about it with some of your fellow audience members.
The discussion will be chaired by one of The Lyceum’s Creative Learning team who’ll be able to shed light on how the production came together.
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