Blood and Gold – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Written by Mara Menzies Directed by Isla Menzies ★★★★ In 2019, Scottish-Kenyan creative Mara Menzies' pure artistry debuted at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Weaving a brightly shining tapestry of storytelling narrative, Menzies draws on her Scottish and Kenyan heritage, threading together ancient mythology with a contemporary narrative and understanding of Scotland’s continued ignorance of its … Continue reading Blood and Gold – Royal Lyceum Theatre


Red Ellen – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Written by Caroline Bird Directed by Wils Wilson ★★★ The eve of Local Council Elections in the UK seems a rather fitting time for the opening of Caroline Bird’s semi-biography of revolutionary activist and parliamentary political shaker-upper Ellen Wilkinson at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh. And though Red Ellen, Labour MP who staunchly opposed the party's luke-warm indifference … Continue reading Red Ellen – Royal Lyceum Theatre

The Scent of Roses – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Written & Directed by Zinnie Harris ★★★★ A lie is the most considerably ruthless tool we possess. One glance across the sorry state of affairs makes this obvious, where the truth shall set you free, but a lie maintains governance: Tell a lie; apologise. Better yet – tell a lie; tell another. The narrative is … Continue reading The Scent of Roses – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Christmas Dinner – Royal Lyceum theatre

Written by Robert Alan Evans Directed by Gill Robertson ★★★★ This time of year is complex. For as much as we adore Christmas and suffered with the break from traditional Festive gatherings and parties (well, some of us did…) - one cannot blame those who perhaps wish that Christmas was cancelled. From the busy schedules … Continue reading Christmas Dinner – Royal Lyceum theatre

Life is a Dream – The Lyceum

Written by Pedro Calderón  Translated by Jo Clifford Directed by Wils Wilson ★★★★ No, you’re not dreaming. The Royal Lyceum is once more adorned with flickering lamp lights and opened stage doors. Once again, she welcomes residents of Scotland into her embrace, though with a minor stage-lift for this particular production. And you’d be forgiven … Continue reading Life is a Dream – The Lyceum