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SEASON 2012/13

“Fantastic actors, thought provoking and moving material. Can’t wait to go back to the Lyceum!” “Afineproduction under Tony Cownie’s assured direction.”

Bradley Herbert Audience member, Season 2011/12

“A fantastic performance for those that love things Victorian or for those who just like a jolly good show!” Seth Ewin, British Theatre Guide on The Infamous Brothers Davenport

“DC Jackson’s irreverent and at times blissfully funny modernisation of The Marriage of Figaro is an instant hit.” Robert Dawson Scott, The Times

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Human nature – how we imagine ourselves and who we reveal ourselves to be – is a recurring theme in our latest Season. It is perhaps a theme that is always there, but it has particular focus for Season 2012/13. Just look at the painful and joyous confusion of lovers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Or the complex collection of ‘guid sisters’ who gather round to ‘help’ Germaine Lauzon. Or the challenges faced by Donna Franceschild’s asylum inhabitants as they try to define themselves. The same is true of our plays by Shelagh Delaney, JB Priestley and David Haig. These are all big society plays presented at a time when tough economics challenge us to consider what the most precious values of our society are. Theatre and its great writers have a lot to say in this debate. Who wouldn’t want a society with values defined and led by William Shakespeare, JB Priestley, Shelagh Delaney, Michel Tremblay, Donna Franceschild, David Haig and Johnny McKnight?

We have three world premières, four co-productions and three great classics in a Season dedicated to celebrating theatrical excellence and adventure. An extraordinary 72 actors will walk our stage, performing distinctive work led by more than 20 artistic creatives. I am immensely proud that the Lyceum is able to play such a pivotal role in Scottish theatre. We appreciate that we are all still facing tough economic times so we have taken the decision this year not to raise the cost of tickets for the main run of each play – you can see any of our 2012/13 productions for the same price as last year. We have also introduced more previews than ever before which means more lower price tickets are available throughout the Season. And finally, we have held the prices for our Season Ticket which offers great discounts and benefits. I look forward to meeting you in the foyer or bar on one of your visits during Season 2012/13!

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SEASON 2012/13 THE PLAYS THE GUID SISTERS

By Michel Tremblay Translated by Martin Bowman and Bill Findlay 21 September – 13 October 2012 A co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM By William Shakespeare 19 October – 17 November 2012 CHRISTMAS WORLD PREMIÈRE

CINDERELLA By Johnny McKnight 29 November – 29 December 2012

A TASTE OF HONEY

By Shelagh Delaney 18 January – 9 February 2013

TIME AND THE CONWAYS

By JB Priestley 15 February – 9 March 2013 A co-production with Dundee Rep Ensemble WORLD PREMIÈRE

TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM

By Donna Franceschild 13 March – 6 April 2013 A co-production with Citizens Theatre, Glasgow WORLD PREMIÈRE

PRESSURE

By David Haig 10 May – 1 June 2013 A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848 ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk TWITTER @lyceumtheatre

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ABOUT THE LYCEUM

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company is one of Scotland’s leading producing drama companies, with an excellent reputation for both classical and contemporary work.

With our strong Creative Learning programme, we deliver projects and training to schools, companies and individuals. Our Lyceum Youth Theatre, one of Scotland’s biggest and bestestablished youth theatre companies, involves over 300 young people ranging from 5 to 18 years old.

Our aim is to introduce as wide an audience as possible, no matter their age or theatre-going experience, to the colourful and imaginative world of drama.

All of this takes place within our beautiful late Victorian building in the West End of Edinburgh. Costumes and sets for Lyceum productions are designed and built by our team in our workshops at Roseburn, while the Company rehearse in the building opposite the theatre. This all comes together to create high quality theatre in a wonderful setting.

Committed to developing and supporting creative talent, we commission new work, stage contemporary plays and re-imagine classic theatre, as well as work alongside a selection of both prominent and progressive theatre companies from across the UK.

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A big win and a night in. When the girls get together, nothing’s left to chance!

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THE GUID SISTERS From the original French Quèbecois Les Belles-Soeurs by Michel Tremblay Translated by Martin Bowman and Bill Findlay Directed by Serge Denoncourt A co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland Supported by Bank of Scotland Pioneering Partnership

PERFORMANCES Evenings Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm Matinees 26, 29 September and 3, 6, 10 and 13 October at 2.30pm Preview Performances Sponsored by The List Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Monday 24 September at 7.45pm All tickets £7.50, unreserved seating On sale 1 August £1 transaction fee applies per booking

TICKETS £14.50-£29 (Season Tickets: £78-£144)

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EVENTS Theatre Class Wednesday 26 September at 10.30am Post-show Discussion with members of the cast Tuesday 2 October, after performance Matinee Discussion Group Wednesday 3 October, after matinee

ACCESSIBILITY Touch Tours for the visually impaired Thursday 4 October at 6.15pm Saturday 6 October at 1pm Audio-described Performances Thursday 4 October at 7.45pm Saturday 6 October at 2.30pm BSL Interpreted Performance Friday 12 October at 7.45pm Captioned Performance Saturday 13 October at 2.30pm

Germaine Luzon wins a million Green Shield stamps. She’s in for a windfall but she can only collect her winnings by sticking each and every stamp into her saver books. As the night wears on her kitchen fills to bursting with family, friends and neighbours eager to help Germaine (and maybe themselves). A riot ensues as this formidable group of women talk about life, the world and the men in their lives. This ‘rich, raucous and gritty’ Scots version of Quèbecois writer Michel Tremblay’s play Les Belles-Soeurs premiered at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow in 1989 and has not had a major revival since. The Lyceum and the National Theatre of Scotland present this Scots classic featuring a cast of 15 actresses: Romana Abercromby, Sally Armstrong, Jo Cameron Brown, Maureen Carr, Hannah Donaldson, Karen Dunbar, Lisa Gardner, Kathryn Howden, Molly Innes, Jane McCarry, Sally Reid, Ann Louise Ross, Gayle Runciman, Marianne Tees and Gail Watson. The Guid Sisters is directed by Serge Denoncourt, one of Canada’s leading directors noted for his work with Cirque du Soleil.

LYCEuM ThEATRE 21 September – 13 October 2012 KINg’S ThEATRE, gLASgOw 23-27 October 2012

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Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true‌


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM By William Shakespeare Directed by Matthew Lenton

‘The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was.’

PERFORMANCES Evenings Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm Matinees 24, 27, 31 October and 3, 7, 10 and 14 November at 2.30pm

Unrequited and unwanted love abounds in possibly the most magical of Shakespeare’s comedies.

Preview Performances Sponsored by The List Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October at 7.45pm All tickets £7.50, unreserved seating On sale 1 August

Four young Athenian lovers flee to the forest where they fall foul of the manipulations of fairies. Oberon, King of the Fairies, Titania, his Queen, and fantastical sprite, Puck, conjure a series of increasingly funny complications as the mortals try to find true love with the right partners.

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EVENTS Theatre Class Wednesday 24 October at 10.30am Post-show Discussion with members of the cast Tuesday 30 October, after performance

Directed by Matthew Lenton, this promises to be a bold and inventive new production full of romance, enchantment, the glory of human folly and the power of nature.

19 October – 17 November 2012

Matinee Discussion Group Wednesday 31 October, after matinee

ACCESSIBILITY Touch Tours for the visually impaired Thursday 1 November at 6.15pm Saturday 3 November at 1pm Audio-described Performances Thursday 1 November at 7.45pm Saturday 3 November at 2.30pm BSL Interpreted Performance Wednesday 7 November at 7.45pm Captioned Performance Saturday 10 November at 2.30pm BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848 ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk/dream TWITTER @lyceumtheatre

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One day her prince will come... with a TV crew and a personal stylist. A 21st century tale of love and loss.


WORLD PREMIÈRE

CINDERELLA By Johnny McKnight Songs by Alan Penman Directed by Mark Thomson

PERFORMANCES Evenings 30 Nov, 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 Dec at 7pm; 27, 28, 29 Dec at 5.30pm Matinees 1, 8, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26 Dec at 2.30pm; 27, 28, 29 Dec at 1.30pm Preview Performance Sponsored by The List Thursday 29 November at 7pm All tickets £10, reserved seating On sale 1 August

A new twist on a classic tale, this Cinderella is relocated to modern-day Paris where she lives with her father and longs for the love and glamour of a rather unique Prince. Her world is shattered by the arrival of the wonderfully hilarious and awful ‘new sisters’ and their truly terrifying mother, Monique. Where is a Fairy Godmother when you need one? Featuring original songs sung live by the cast, with magic, spells and lots of laughs, the Lyceum will deliver another high quality production to delight families this Christmas.

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TICKETS Adults: £18-£24 U18: Half Price Family Ticket for 4: £66 (Stalls only. One of the party must be under 18. Maximum of 2 family tickets per customer) Seniors: £2 off Students/People with disabilities/ Registered unemployed: £10-£15 Group discounts available – call 0131 248 4949 £1 transaction fee applies per booking

This new version of a much-loved fairytale is by Johnny McKnight, the well-known writer, director and performer who has written many versions of famous Christmas stories for Scottish theatre. We are delighted to bring Lyceum audiences the première of his version of Cinderella. Cinderella will be directed by the Lyceum’s Artistic Director Mark Thomson (The Snow Queen; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe).

ACCESSIBILITY Touch Tours for the visually impaired Thursday 13 December at 5.30pm Saturday 15 December at 1pm

29 November – 29 December 2012

Audio-described Performances Thursday 13 December at 7pm Saturday 15 December at 2.30pm BSL Interpreted Performance Wednesday 19 December at 7pm Captioned Performance Saturday 8 December at 2.30pm

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A bittersweet tale of love and longing, loneliness and betrayal.

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A TASTE OF HONEY By Shelagh Delaney Directed by Tony Cownie

A Taste of Honey is a British classic from the northwest of England. This drama of tenements, housing estates and bingo halls burst onto the stage in what was to become known as ‘kitchen sink drama’. Delaney tells the story of Jo, a seventeen-year-old lass from Salford, whose mother goes from one relationship to another with little regard for her daughter.

PERFORMANCES Evenings Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm Matinees 23, 26, 30 January and 2, 6, and 9 February at 2.30pm Preview Performances Sponsored by The List Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Monday 21 January at 7.45pm All tickets £7.50, unreserved seating On sale 21 November

In need of love, Jo takes up with Jimmy, a black sailor. But after proposing marriage, he abandons her and goes back to sea, leaving her pregnant at a time when race and teenage pregnancy were taboo subjects.

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EVENTS Theatre Class Wednesday 23 January at 10.30am Post-show Discussion with members of the cast Tuesday 29 January, after performance Matinee Discussion Group Wednesday 30 January, after matinee

Shelagh Delaney was only 18 when she finished A Taste of Honey, a remarkable achievement given that it addresses issues of class, gender, race and sexuality. When it opened in 1958 it revitalised British theatre and in 1961 was made into an award-winning film starring Rita Tushingham as Jo. This production will be directed by Tony Cownie (Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off; Educating Agnes).

ACCESSIBILITY Touch Tours for the visually impaired Thursday 31 January at 6.15pm Saturday 2 February at 1pm

18 January – 9 February 2013

Audio-described Performances Thursday 31 January at 7.45pm Saturday 2 February at 2.30pm BSL Interpreted Performance Wednesday 6 February at 7.45pm Captioned Performance Saturday 9 February at 2.30pm BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848 ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk/honey TWITTER @lyceumtheatre

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If you could turn back the clock, would you do it all again?

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TIME AND THE CONWAYS By JB Priestley Directed by Jemima Levick

A co-production with Dundee Rep Ensemble

1919, the Conway family house, Yorkshire. Mrs Conway and her family have it all, the war is over; the children look set for a bright and prosperous future; it’s Kay’s 21st birthday.

PERFORMANCES Evenings Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm Matinees 20, 23, 27 February and 2, 6 and 9 March at 2.30pm Preview Performances Sponsored by The List Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February at 7.45pm All tickets £7.50, unreserved seating On sale 21 November £1 transaction fee applies per booking

TICKETS £14.50-£29 (Season Tickets: £78-£144)

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EVENTS Theatre Class Wednesday 20 February at 10.30am Post-show Discussion with members of the cast Tuesday 26 February, after performance Matinee Discussion Group Wednesday 27 February, after matinee

ACCESSIBILITY Touch Tours for the visually impaired Thursday 28 February at 6.15pm Saturday 2 March at 1pm Audio-described Performances Thursday 28 February at 7.45pm Saturday 2 March at 2.30pm

But, in a twist of time and with a brief glimpse into the future, we discover that life doesn’t play out as expected. Aspirations sour, relationships fail and the truths of the Conway family’s lives are revealed. Priestley’s play is an extraordinary manipulation of time and the fates, coming to a climax as he subverts the narrative and takes us back to the original moment when this successful family began to sow the seeds of their own downfall. Time and the Conways was written in 1937 and illustrated JW Dunne’s Theory of Time. Alongside the better-known An Inspector Calls, Time and the Conways is part of Priestley’s series of ‘Time Plays’ that toyed with different concepts and theories of time, and is widely regarded as the best of this series.

LYCEuM ThEATRE 15 February – 9 March 2013 DuNDEE REP ThEATRE 13-30 March 2013

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You don’t have to be mad to work here. But it helps…

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WORLD PREMIÈRE

TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM

By Donna Franceschild Based on the scripts for the BBC television serial written by Donna Franceschild Directed by Mark Thomson A co-production with the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

When Ready Eddie McKenna, soul survivor and double glazing salesman, arrives to reinvigorate St Jude’s defunct hospital radio station, he turns more than the ramshackle station upside down.

PERFORMANCES Evenings Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm Matinees 20, 23, 27, 30 March and 3 and 6 April at 2.30pm

The whisky-drinking wannabe DJ meets his match among inmates who include the 19-year-old bipolar Campbell; the schizophrenic, electronic genius Fergus; the obsessive compulsive Rosalie and the elusive, self-harming Francine.

Preview Performance Sponsored by The List Wednesday 13 March at 7.45pm All tickets £7.50, unreserved seating On sale 9 January 2013 £1 transaction fee applies per booking

TICKETS £14.50-£29 (Season Tickets: £78-£144)

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EVENTS

Hope and joy in the fragile power and beauty of the human heart wash over Donna Franceschild’s hilarious and heartfelt adaptation of her own classic 90s TV series set in Glasgow. Features a fantastic R&B soundtrack including Soul Man, Rainy Night in Georgia and Can’t Get Next To You.

Theatre Class Wednesday 20 March at 10.30am Post-show Discussion with members of the cast Tuesday 26 March, after performance Matinee Discussion Group Wednesday 27 March, after matinee

ACCESSIBILITY Touch Tours for the visually impaired Thursday 28 March at 6.15pm Saturday 30 March at 1pm Audio-described Performances Thursday 28 March at 7.45pm Saturday 30 March at 2.30pm

Fighting against mental illness and perceptions of those with mental health problems, Eddie and the inmates of St Jude’s strive for their dreams in a struggle to be accepted and celebrated for who they are and what they might be.

CITIzENS ThEATRE 15 February – 9 March 2013 LYCEuM ThEATRE 13 March – 6 April 2013

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June 1944. One man’s decision is about to change the course of history.

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WORLD PREMIÈRE

PRESSURE By David Haig Directed by John Dove

A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre

An intense real-life thriller centred around the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare.

PERFORMANCES Evenings Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm

Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, is ordered to Southwick House, Portsmouth, to advise General Eisenhower on when to give the order to send thousands of waiting troops across the Channel in Operation Overlord.

Matinees 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 May and 1 June at 2.30pm Preview Performances Sponsored by The List Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Monday 13 May at 7.45pm All tickets £7.50, unreserved seating On sale 9 January 2013 £1 transaction fee applies per booking

TICKETS £14.50-£29 (Season Tickets: £78-£144)

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In what was the most volatile June in the British Isles for over 100 years, the future of Britain, Europe and our relationship with our greatest ally, the United States, rested on the shoulders of one reluctant Scotsman. This is the extraordinary and little known story of Stagg, one great Scot who changed the course of war and our lives forever.

Post-show Discussion with members of the cast Tuesday 21 May, after performance

David Haig is an Olivier Award winning actor best known for his roles in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral and recent West End production of The Madness of King George III. He is also an award winning playwright and his play My Boy Jack was made into a TV drama for Granada in 2007.

Matinee Discussion Group Wednesday 22 May, after matinee

The Lyceum is delighted to be working with Chichester Festival Theatre on this production.

EVENTS Theatre Class Wednesday 15 May at 10.30am

ACCESSIBILITY Touch Tours for the visually impaired Thursday 23 May at 6.15pm Saturday 25 May at 1pm

10 May – 1 June 2013

Audio-described Performances Thursday 23 May at 7.45pm Saturday 25 May at 2.30pm BSL Interpreted Performance Wednesday 29 May at 7.45pm Captioned Performance Saturday 1 June at 2.30pm BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848 ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk/pressure TWITTER @lyceumtheatre

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PARTICIPATE: NEW COURSES FOR 2012/13 Edinburgh university Open Studies

Drama workshops for Adults

An exciting new partnership between the Lyceum and Edinburgh University Open Studies – an evening class for theatre-goers.

We are delighted to partner the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to bring their highly regarded Short Course programme to Edinburgh.

Exploring Drama I 24 September – 26 November 2012 6.30pm-8.30pm Exploring Drama I will look in detail at the first two plays in the Lyceum Season, at how they are staged, at film versions of the play if appropriate and at other plays by the same playwright. There will also be an opportunity to go backstage and to learn about the Lyceum and its history.

Exploring Drama II 14 January – 18 March 2013 6.30pm-8.30pm Exploring Drama II is a continuation of Exploring Drama I and will guide participants through the plays performed in the second half of the Lyceum season. Content will include how the plays are staged, looking at film versions of the play if appropriate and at other plays by the same playwright. There will be a further opportunity to go backstage and to learn about the Lyceum, one of Scotland’s biggest producing theatre companies. New students are welcome. Course fees: £85 (£56 conc) per course How to book: Please book directly with EU Open Studies for the courses and with the Lyceum Box Office for your tickets for the performances. www.ed.ac.uk/openstudies Tel: 0131 650 4400

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Introduction to Acting: Shakespeare 20 October 2012, 10am-4pm This course focuses on performing the work of Shakespeare, introducing the language and characters, and exploring how to bring the text alive.

Introduction to Acting: Contemporary 23 February 2013, 10am-4pm This course aims to develop performing ability focusing on scenes from contemporary texts, and introduces established acting techniques, improvisation and text analysis. These courses are open to all adults over 16 with an interest in developing their acting skills and will be particularly appropriate for those thinking about further study of drama at college or university. Course fee: £40 (£30 conc) per course How to book: Download an application form from www.lyceum.org.uk/rcs and make payment to Lyceum Box Office. £1 transaction fee applies per booking. For further information, contact Lyceum Creative Learning on 0131 248 4834.

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PARTICIPATE: CREATIVE LEARNING EVENTS Theatre Classes

Post-show Discussion

Matinee Discussion group

With local historian and theatre expert Owen Dudley Edwards Spend a relaxed but informative morning with Owen as he discusses the writers and themes of the 2012/13 Season.

Join in the discussion after the show in the Stalls with members of the cast.

With Rod McAra Following the matinee on the dates below, Rod will facilitate a discussion about the play and its themes.

THE GUID SISTERS

Wednesday 26 September

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Wednesday 24 October CINDERELLA

Wednesday 5 December

A TASTE OF HONEY

Wednesday 23 January

TIME AND THE CONWAYS

Wednesday 20 February

TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM

Wednesday 20 March

PRESSURE

Wednesday 15 May

THE GUID SISTERS Tuesday 2 October

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Tuesday 30 October

A TASTE OF HONEY Tuesday 29 January

TIME AND THE CONWAYS

Tuesday 26 February

TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM

Tuesday 26 March

PRESSURE

Tuesday 21 May Tickets: FREE Where: Stalls When: After performance

THE GUID SISTERS

Wednesday 3 October

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Wednesday 31 October

A TASTE OF HONEY

Wednesday 30 January

TIME AND THE CONWAYS

Wednesday 27 February

TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM

Wednesday 27 March

PRESSURE

Wednesday 22 May Tickets: FREE, but ticketed Where: Wyndham Bar When: After matinee

Tickets: £6 per class, or book all 7 for £39 – includes coffee/tea. £1 transaction fee applies per booking. Where: Wyndham Bar When: 10.30am-12noon BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848 ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk TWITTER @lyceumtheatre

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CREATIVE LEARNING TALENT DEVELOPMENT: CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Lyceum Youth Theatre

LYT Play (ages 5-7)

Lyceum Youth Theatre is one of Scotland’s biggest youth theatre companies and has established a name for itself as a producer of high quality contemporary theatre by young people.

LYT Play combines games and lively activities, exploring drama through play. Sessions are open to all, on a first come, first served basis and run by drama tutors with specific, professional experience working with this age range.

The ethos of LYT is that of a professional theatre company; young people are given the opportunity to develop skills and learn from experienced theatre practitioners, working in a professional manner as young actors and theatre makers.

When: Fridays 2pm-3.30pm Box Office: 0131 248 4848 How much: £60 for an 8 week block When: 28 September – 23 November 2012 Course fee includes £1 transaction fee

LYT aims to give the broadest range of high quality theatre experiences in a positive and supportive environment so that young people can develop their skills, not only in theatre and performance but also in terms of communication, confidence and creativity.

“The Lyceum Youth Theatre has a high reputation, and it has rarely been so well deserved as in this unforgettable and disturbing new show.” The Scotsman on LYT’s production of Bassett by James graham

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half Term holiday Courses October 2012 So You want to be an Actor? (ages 15-19)

Learning: Programme for Schools

Now entering its 3rd year (fully sold out in 2010 and 2011), LYT’s acclaimed So You Want to be an Actor? course returns. Thinking of studying acting or theatre at university or college? This three-day intensive course will give you an insight into the theatrical world by providing master classes with theatre professionals.

During the season we offer a range of exciting programmes and projects linked to both the Lyceum Season and Curriculum for Excellence. These include workshops, backstage tours, career days, Glow groups and meets, as well as longer term projects.

When: 15-17 October 11am-4pm Cost: £70 £1 transaction fee applies per booking

For more information on all schools activities please contact the Creative Learning team on 0131 248 4834.

LYT Theatre Makers: Tricks of the Mind (ages 8-12) The mind is a powerful tool and things in the theatre are not always what they seem. LYT Theatre Makers invite you to join us for two days of tricks, illusions and theatre magic. When: 18-19 October 10am-5pm Cost: £60 £1 transaction fee applies per booking Don’t let cost be a barrier to enjoying LYT – please contact John Glancy, LYT producer, for further information on 0131 248 4830 or jglancy@lyceum.org.uk

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LYCEUM SUPPORTERS

“The sobering thought is that individuals and societies are not, in the end, remembered for how they made their money, but for how they spent it.” Wiliam Ash and Melody Grove in Of Mice and Men, 2012

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Philanthropy makes things happen. From the earliest days of civilization, philanthropists have invested in the arts to make a difference, enabling artists to realise their dreams, and bring them to life for the benefit of society. Imagine a world without the work of William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart... they all depended on the support of philanthropic patrons to achieve their artistic ambitions which have undoubtedly inspired so many generations since. Scotland has a long and impressive history of investing in society with support for public art forms. Andrew Carnegie is considered the father of modern philanthropy, believing and advocating that, ‘no man can become rich without himself enriching others.’ We believe in reaching out and investing in the talent of Scotland, and establishing a creative legacy for future generations. If you share our vision that art can transform lives, contact us on 0131 248 4800 or at development@lyceum.org.uk We’d like to thank all those people whose support enables us to inspire Scotland and beyond.

Corporate Partners

Corporate Sponsors

Donors The Binks Trust The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust The Robertson Trust The Sym Charitable Trust The Tay Charitable Trust The Trusthouse Charitable Trust

Legators The late Christina Forbes Joyce

Project Partners NESTA Digital Innovation Fund And a special thank you to all those individuals who support our work with personal gifts.

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SEATING PLAN

Ticket Prices Please note that these prices do not apply to Cinderella (see pages 8-9). Front Stalls & Grand Circle

Rear Stalls & Stalls Boxes

Front Upper Circle

Rear Upper Circle

Grand Circle Boxes

Sat evenings

£29

£26

£19

£15

£14.50

Tue-Fri evenings

£24

£21

£16.50

£14.50

£13.50

Wed/Sat matinees

£16

£16

£16

£16

£13

Performance

Side-view seats: are also available: £10-£15 Preview performances: all seats £7.50, unreserved seating (no concessions) A £1 transaction fee applies per booking. See opposite page.

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HOW TO BOOK ONLINE

BY PHONE

IN PERSON

www.lyceum.org.uk Book for all Lyceum productions and most talks or events, seven days a week.

0131 248 4848 Mon: 10am-6pm Tue-Sat: 10am-7pm (10am6pm on non-performance days) Sun: Answering service only Groups 8+ 0131 248 4949 Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm

Box Office Lyceum Theatre Grindlay Street EH3 9AX Mon: 10am-6pm Tue-Sat: 10am-7.45pm (10am-6pm on nonperformance days) Sun: Closed

Discounts

groups and Schools – Call 0131 248 4949

Over 60s/Concessions

Tue-Fri: £2 off full price tickets

School discounts

Students/people with disabilities/ under 18s

Sat evenings: all seats £15 Tue-Fri evenings: all seats £10 Sat matinees: all seats £10 Wed matinees: all seats £5 Wheelchair spaces available in Stalls Boxes. Students, ID required.

Registered unemployed

Tue-Fri evenings: all seats £10 Wed matinees: all seats £5 Tue-Thu: £1 Stalls tickets on the day (max 20 per show). ID required.

Wed matinees: all seats £5 Tue-Thu evenings: £8.50 (Stalls), £7.50 (Upper Circle) Fri/Sat evenings and Sat matinees: same as Under 18s prices One teacher FREE with every ten pupils

group discounts for 8 or more people Evenings: Stalls/Grand Circle £5 off and Upper Circle £3 off full price tickets plus one FREE ticket for every 20 paid for Matinees: £3 off full price tickets plus one FREE ticket for every 20 paid for

Please note that these discounts do not apply to Cinderella (see pages 8-9).

Transaction fee

Latecomers

A £1 transaction fee will now apply to all bookings* to cover the service costs required to process a transaction. If you buy multiple tickets at the same time the fee will remain £1. Applies to all booking methods and forms of payment.

Please allow sufficient time to arrive at the theatre. Latecomers may not be allowed entrance until a suitable break in the performance, which may be the show interval. This is entirely at the discretion of the Duty Manager.

*excludes free events

Accessible Facilities

Reservations Unpaid reservations can be held for up to five days or until 24 hours prior to performance time (whichever is the shorter). Group reservations can be held without payment until two weeks prior to performance. Reservations not paid within the above times may be cancelled.

The Lyceum has a wide range of accessible facilities. For full details, please see pages 26-28.

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PERFORMANCE DIARY Preview Performance Preview the show for just £7.50. Maximum 4 tickets per person. Sponsored by The List. A £1 transaction fee applies per booking.

SEASON TICKET SERIES

DAY

TIME

THE GUID SISTERS

Wed Thu Fri Sat

7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm

21 Sep 22 Sep

A H B C D E F

Mon Tue Wed Wed Thu Fri Sat Sat

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.30pm 7.45pm

24 Sep 25 Sep 26 Sep 26 Sep 27 Sep 28 Sep 29 Sep 29 Sep

G Q J K L M N

Tue Wed Wed Thu Fri Sat Sat

7.45pm 2.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.30pm 7.45pm

02 Oct 03 Oct 03 Oct 04 Oct 05 Oct 06 Oct 06 Oct

P

Tue Wed Wed Thu Fri Sat Sat

7.45pm 2.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.30pm 7.45pm

09 Oct 10 Oct 10 Oct 11 Oct 12 Oct 13 Oct 13 Oct

Tue Wed Wed Thu Fri Sat

7.45pm 2.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm

Theatre Class (SERIES h) Learn more about the play or playwright with theatre expert Owen Dudley Edwards. Post-show Discussions (SERIES g) After the second Tuesday evening performance. Meet the cast and director and find out more about the production. This event is free and takes place in the Stalls. Matinee Discussion group (SERIES Q) Rod McAra leads a friendly, informed discussion of the play you’ve just seen. Audio-described Performances (SERIES K + M) For each show in the Season we have two Audio-described Performances. Our professional team describes the action on stage via wireless headsets which you can borrow from the Lyceum Shop. Touch Tours (SERIES M) There are two Touch Tours for the visually impaired for each production in the Season. One of our Audio-describers will take you on a tour of the set. Trained Lyceum staff are available to assist. BSL Interpreted Performances (SERIES R)* We have a BSL Interpreted Performance for every production. Let the Box Office know when booking your tickets and we will find the best available seats for you to see the professional interpreter. The interpreter does not distract from the view. *Friday 12 October for The Guid Sisters. Captioned Performances (SERIES u) For people with impaired hearing, we have caption units in Grand Circle boxes A and D. The best view of these is from the Grand Circle.

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R S T U V


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

A TASTE OF HONEY

TIME AND THE CONWAYS

TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM

PRESSURE

10 May 11 May

19 Oct 20 Oct

18 Jan 19 Jan

15 Feb 16 Feb

13 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar

22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 27 Oct

21 Jan 22 Jan 23 Jan 23 Jan 24 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan 26 Jan

18 Feb 19 Feb 20 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb 23 Feb

19 Mar 20 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 23 Mar 23 Mar

13 May 14 May 15 May 15 May 16 May 17 May 18 May 18 May

30 Oct 31 Oct 31 Oct 01 Nov 02 Nov 03 Nov 03 Nov

29 Jan 30 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 01 Feb 02 Feb 02 Feb

26 Feb 27 Feb 27 Feb 28 Feb 01 Mar 02 Mar 02 Mar

26 Mar 27 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar 30 Mar

21 May 22 May 22 May 23 May 24 May 25 May 25 May

06 Nov 07 Nov 07 Nov 08 Nov 09 Nov 10 Nov 10 Nov

05 Feb 06 Feb 06 Feb 07 Feb 08 Feb 09 Feb 09 Feb

05 Mar 06 Mar 06 Mar 07 Mar 08 Mar 09 Mar 09 Mar

02 Apr 03 Apr 03 Apr 04 Apr 05 Apr 06 Apr 06 Apr

28 May 29 May 29 May 30 May 31 May 01 Jun 01 Jun

13 Nov 14 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov

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SEASON 2012/13

“Fantastic actors, thought provoking and moving material. Can’t wait to go back to the Lyceum!” “Afineproduction under Tony Cownie’s assured direction.”

Bradley Herbert Audience member, Season 2011/12

“A fantastic performance for those that love things Victorian or for those who just like a jolly good show!” Seth Ewin, British Theatre Guide on The Infamous Brothers Davenport

“DC Jackson’s irreverent and at times blissfully funny modernisation of The Marriage of Figaro is an instant hit.” Robert Dawson Scott, The Times

ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE GRINDLAY STREET, EDINBURGH EH3 9AX BOX OFFICE: 0131 248 4848 GROUPS 8+: 0131 248 4949 TEXT RELAY: 18001 0131 248 4848 ONLINE: www.lyceum.org.uk

Thanks to the following photographers: Catherine Campbell, Richard Campbell, Peter Dibden, Jenni Douglas, Tommy Ga-Ken Wan, Marc Marnie, Douglas McBride, Alan McCredie, David McIntyre, Eamonn McGoldrick, Claire Williamson.

Thom Dibdin, The Stage on Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off


SEASON 2012/13

“Fantastic actors, thought provoking and moving material. Can’t wait to go back to the Lyceum!” “Afineproduction under Tony Cownie’s assured direction.”

Bradley Herbert Audience member, Season 2011/12

“A fantastic performance for those that love things Victorian or for those who just like a jolly good show!” Seth Ewin, British Theatre Guide on The Infamous Brothers Davenport

“DC Jackson’s irreverent and at times blissfully funny modernisation of The Marriage of Figaro is an instant hit.” Robert Dawson Scott, The Times

ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE GRINDLAY STREET, EDINBURGH EH3 9AX BOX OFFICE: 0131 248 4848 GROUPS 8+: 0131 248 4949 TEXT RELAY: 18001 0131 248 4848 ONLINE: www.lyceum.org.uk

Thanks to the following photographers: Catherine Campbell, Richard Campbell, Peter Dibden, Jenni Douglas, Tommy Ga-Ken Wan, Marc Marnie, Douglas McBride, Alan McCredie, David McIntyre, Eamonn McGoldrick, Claire Williamson.

Thom Dibdin, The Stage on Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off


YOUR VISIT Accessibility We want everybody to be able to enjoy this wonderful theatre as much as we do so we provide Audio-described, BSL Interpreted and Captioned performances as well as Touch Tours for the visually impaired. Dates for these performances can be found on page 26 and beside the information for each play.

Bars Make the most of your visit by taking time to relax and enjoy a drink in one of our two bars: • Howard Bar, on the ground floor, is open from 6.30pm (1.30pm on matinee days). • Wyndham Bar, on the first level of the theatre, is open from half an hour before the performance and during the interval. Drinks can be ordered in advance for the interval at either bar and can be taken into the auditorium.

Virtual Tour Explore our historic Lyceum building with our 360 degree virtual tour at www.lyceum.org.uk/virtualtour

Room hire Within our building, the superb Ellen Terry and Henry Irving rooms provide stylish facilities for a variety of daytime and evening events – perfect for parties or wedding receptions! Please contact Manuele Biondi, Bars and Events Manager on 0131 248 2838 or mbiondi@lycuem.org.uk to find out more.

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There’s street-level access to the theatre and lifts to all levels, as well as wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. We keep a wheelchair and cushions for customers to use, and several of our seats have opening armrests for wheelchair users who wish to transfer to auditorium seating. Infra-red headsets are available from the Lyceum Shop, and we welcome guide and hearing dogs to the theatre.

Information on our theatre and all of our productions is available in audio format, in large print and in Braille. Please contact Jacqui Nagib on 0131 248 4818 or jnagib@lyceum.org.uk or visit www.lyceum.org.uk/access Artlink Artlink offers an escort service to help people with a disability to enjoy the arts. Contact them directly on 0131 229 3555 or at www.artlinkedinburgh.co.uk for more information.

BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848 ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk TWITTER @lyceumtheatre


WELCOME TO THE LYCEUM

BOOKING fORM

SEASON TICkETS

YOUR DETAILS Title Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms/Other (please state)

Human nature – how we imagine ourselves and who we reveal ourselves to be – is a recurring theme in our latest Season. It is perhaps a theme that is always there, but it has particular focus for Season 2012/13. Just look at the painful and joyous confusion of lovers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Or the complex collection of ‘guid sisters’ who gather round to ‘help’ Germaine Lauzon. Or the challenges faced by Donna Franceschild’s asylum inhabitants as they try to define themselves. The same is true of our plays by Shelagh Delaney, JB Priestley and David Haig. These are all big society plays presented at a time when tough economics challenge us to consider what the most precious values of our society are. Theatre and its great writers have a lot to say in this debate. Who wouldn’t want a society with values defined and led by William Shakespeare, JB Priestley, Shelagh Delaney, Michel Tremblay, Donna Franceschild, David Haig and Johnny McKnight?

We have three world premières, four co-productions and three great classics in a Season dedicated to celebrating theatrical excellence and adventure. An extraordinary 72 actors will walk our stage, performing distinctive work led by more than 20 artistic creatives. I am immensely proud that the Lyceum is able to play such a pivotal role in Scottish theatre. We appreciate that we are all still facing tough economic times so we have taken the decision this year not to raise the cost of tickets for the main run of each play – you can see any of our 2012/13 productions for the same price as last year. We have also introduced more previews than ever before which means more lower price tickets are available throughout the Season. And finally, we have held the prices for our Season Ticket which offers great discounts and benefits. I look forward to meeting you in the foyer or bar on one of your visits during Season 2012/13!

First name Address

Postcode Tel (day)

YOUR BOOKING

Join us for all the productions of Season 2012/13 and save money by booking a Lyceum Season Ticket. You’ll receive • Fantastic savings compared with full price tickets • The best seats in the house • The advantage of setting your theatre dates well in advance • The flexibility to change dates later if necessary • Exclusive subscriber discounts

CO-PRODUCERS FOR SEASON 2012/13

DESIGN PARTNER

MEDIA PRODUCTION PARTNER

BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848 ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk TWITTER @lyceumtheatre

To book your Season Ticket 1 Decide which day of the week you wish to come to each show by choosing a performance series (eg. first Tuesday of each show is series A) from the diary on previous page. Prices for each series are shown below. 2 Choose which part of the house you want to sit in and how many tickets you want to book. We’ll get you the best seats available based on your requests. 3 Complete the application form and return it to us with your payment. We can take credit/debit card, cheque or interest-free Direct Debit (see opposite).

1st choice

2nd choice

STALLS / GRAND CIRCLE / UPPER CIRCLE

Seat location (please circle)

STALLS / GRAND CIRCLE / UPPER CIRCLE

Performance series (see left) I want

Season Tickets

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£

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£

each

I want

U18/Student Season Tickets

@

£

each

@

£

each

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Disability Season Tickets

@

£

each

@

£

each

TOTAL

Season Tickets

TOTAL price

£

TOTAL price

£

Special requests

M

Official use only

A

LOC

YOUR PAYMENT 1. I wish to pay in three instalments using the Direct Debit form (please see right) Signature

Adults FUNDERS

Tel (eve)

Email

Students/People with disabilities/ Under 18s/

2. I authorise you to debit the total amount from credit/debit card

Tue-fri Evenings Series: A, B, C, D, G, J, K, L, P, R, S, T

Sat Evenings Series: F, N, V

Wed/Sat Matinees Series: E, H, M, Q, U

Stalls and Grand Circle

£114

£144

£78

Number

Upper Circle

£81

£105

£78

Expiry

Stalls and Grand Circle

£54

£78

£54

Upper Circle

£54

£78

£54

Season Ticket Prices

Mark Thomson Artistic Director

Surname

BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848 ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk TWITTER @lyceumtheatre

Visa

Mastercard

/

Amex

Delta

Issue number (Switch only)

Maestro/Switch

Card security number

3. I enclose my cheque payable to Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Ltd RETURN ADDRESS Please return your completed booking form with your preferred method of payment to:

Subscriptions Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Ltd FREEPOST Edinburgh EH3 0EU

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WELCOME TO THE LYCEUM

BOOKING fORM

SEASON TICkETS

YOUR DETAILS Title Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms/Other (please state)

Human nature – how we imagine ourselves and who we reveal ourselves to be – is a recurring theme in our latest Season. It is perhaps a theme that is always there, but it has particular focus for Season 2012/13. Just look at the painful and joyous confusion of lovers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Or the complex collection of ‘guid sisters’ who gather round to ‘help’ Germaine Lauzon. Or the challenges faced by Donna Franceschild’s asylum inhabitants as they try to define themselves. The same is true of our plays by Shelagh Delaney, JB Priestley and David Haig. These are all big society plays presented at a time when tough economics challenge us to consider what the most precious values of our society are. Theatre and its great writers have a lot to say in this debate. Who wouldn’t want a society with values defined and led by William Shakespeare, JB Priestley, Shelagh Delaney, Michel Tremblay, Donna Franceschild, David Haig and Johnny McKnight?

We have three world premières, four co-productions and three great classics in a Season dedicated to celebrating theatrical excellence and adventure. An extraordinary 72 actors will walk our stage, performing distinctive work led by more than 20 artistic creatives. I am immensely proud that the Lyceum is able to play such a pivotal role in Scottish theatre. We appreciate that we are all still facing tough economic times so we have taken the decision this year not to raise the cost of tickets for the main run of each play – you can see any of our 2012/13 productions for the same price as last year. We have also introduced more previews than ever before which means more lower price tickets are available throughout the Season. And finally, we have held the prices for our Season Ticket which offers great discounts and benefits. I look forward to meeting you in the foyer or bar on one of your visits during Season 2012/13!

First name Address

Postcode Tel (day)

YOUR BOOKING

Join us for all the productions of Season 2012/13 and save money by booking a Lyceum Season Ticket. You’ll receive • Fantastic savings compared with full price tickets • The best seats in the house • The advantage of setting your theatre dates well in advance • The flexibility to change dates later if necessary • Exclusive subscriber discounts

CO-PRODUCERS FOR SEASON 2012/13

DESIGN PARTNER

MEDIA PRODUCTION PARTNER

BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848 ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk TWITTER @lyceumtheatre

To book your Season Ticket 1 Decide which day of the week you wish to come to each show by choosing a performance series (eg. first Tuesday of each show is series A) from the diary on previous page. Prices for each series are shown below. 2 Choose which part of the house you want to sit in and how many tickets you want to book. We’ll get you the best seats available based on your requests. 3 Complete the application form and return it to us with your payment. We can take credit/debit card, cheque or interest-free Direct Debit (see opposite).

1st choice

2nd choice

STALLS / GRAND CIRCLE / UPPER CIRCLE

Seat location (please circle)

STALLS / GRAND CIRCLE / UPPER CIRCLE

Performance series (see left) I want

Season Tickets

@

£

each

@

£

each

I want

U18/Student Season Tickets

@

£

each

@

£

each

I want

Disability Season Tickets

@

£

each

@

£

each

TOTAL

Season Tickets

TOTAL price

£

TOTAL price

£

Special requests

M

Official use only

A

LOC

YOUR PAYMENT 1. I wish to pay in three instalments using the Direct Debit form (please see right) Signature

Adults FUNDERS

Tel (eve)

Email

Students/People with disabilities/ Under 18s/

2. I authorise you to debit the total amount from credit/debit card

Tue-fri Evenings Series: A, B, C, D, G, J, K, L, P, R, S, T

Sat Evenings Series: F, N, V

Wed/Sat Matinees Series: E, H, M, Q, U

Stalls and Grand Circle

£114

£144

£78

Number

Upper Circle

£81

£105

£78

Expiry

Stalls and Grand Circle

£54

£78

£54

Upper Circle

£54

£78

£54

Season Ticket Prices

Mark Thomson Artistic Director

Surname

BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848 ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk TWITTER @lyceumtheatre

Visa

Mastercard

/

Amex

Delta

Issue number (Switch only)

Maestro/Switch

Card security number

3. I enclose my cheque payable to Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Ltd RETURN ADDRESS Please return your completed booking form with your preferred method of payment to:

Subscriptions Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Ltd FREEPOST Edinburgh EH3 0EU

Solo


WELCOME TO THE LYCEUM

BOOKING fORM

SEASON TICkETS

YOUR DETAILS Title Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms/Other (please state)

Human nature – how we imagine ourselves and who we reveal ourselves to be – is a recurring theme in our latest Season. It is perhaps a theme that is always there, but it has particular focus for Season 2012/13. Just look at the painful and joyous confusion of lovers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Or the complex collection of ‘guid sisters’ who gather round to ‘help’ Germaine Lauzon. Or the challenges faced by Donna Franceschild’s asylum inhabitants as they try to define themselves. The same is true of our plays by Shelagh Delaney, JB Priestley and David Haig. These are all big society plays presented at a time when tough economics challenge us to consider what the most precious values of our society are. Theatre and its great writers have a lot to say in this debate. Who wouldn’t want a society with values defined and led by William Shakespeare, JB Priestley, Shelagh Delaney, Michel Tremblay, Donna Franceschild, David Haig and Johnny McKnight?

We have three world premières, four co-productions and three great classics in a Season dedicated to celebrating theatrical excellence and adventure. An extraordinary 72 actors will walk our stage, performing distinctive work led by more than 20 artistic creatives. I am immensely proud that the Lyceum is able to play such a pivotal role in Scottish theatre. We appreciate that we are all still facing tough economic times so we have taken the decision this year not to raise the cost of tickets for the main run of each play – you can see any of our 2012/13 productions for the same price as last year. We have also introduced more previews than ever before which means more lower price tickets are available throughout the Season. And finally, we have held the prices for our Season Ticket which offers great discounts and benefits. I look forward to meeting you in the foyer or bar on one of your visits during Season 2012/13!

First name Address

Postcode Tel (day)

YOUR BOOKING

Join us for all the productions of Season 2012/13 and save money by booking a Lyceum Season Ticket. You’ll receive • Fantastic savings compared with full price tickets • The best seats in the house • The advantage of setting your theatre dates well in advance • The flexibility to change dates later if necessary • Exclusive subscriber discounts

CO-PRODUCERS FOR SEASON 2012/13

DESIGN PARTNER

MEDIA PRODUCTION PARTNER

BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848 ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk TWITTER @lyceumtheatre

To book your Season Ticket 1 Decide which day of the week you wish to come to each show by choosing a performance series (eg. first Tuesday of each show is series A) from the diary on previous page. Prices for each series are shown below. 2 Choose which part of the house you want to sit in and how many tickets you want to book. We’ll get you the best seats available based on your requests. 3 Complete the application form and return it to us with your payment. We can take credit/debit card, cheque or interest-free Direct Debit (see opposite).

1st choice

2nd choice

STALLS / GRAND CIRCLE / UPPER CIRCLE

Seat location (please circle)

STALLS / GRAND CIRCLE / UPPER CIRCLE

Performance series (see left) I want

Season Tickets

@

£

each

@

£

each

I want

U18/Student Season Tickets

@

£

each

@

£

each

I want

Disability Season Tickets

@

£

each

@

£

each

TOTAL

Season Tickets

TOTAL price

£

TOTAL price

£

Special requests

M

Official use only

A

LOC

YOUR PAYMENT 1. I wish to pay in three instalments using the Direct Debit form (please see right) Signature

Adults FUNDERS

Tel (eve)

Email

Students/People with disabilities/ Under 18s/

2. I authorise you to debit the total amount from credit/debit card

Tue-fri Evenings Series: A, B, C, D, G, J, K, L, P, R, S, T

Sat Evenings Series: F, N, V

Wed/Sat Matinees Series: E, H, M, Q, U

Stalls and Grand Circle

£114

£144

£78

Number

Upper Circle

£81

£105

£78

Expiry

Stalls and Grand Circle

£54

£78

£54

Upper Circle

£54

£78

£54

Season Ticket Prices

Mark Thomson Artistic Director

Surname

BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848 ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk TWITTER @lyceumtheatre

Visa

Mastercard

/

Amex

Delta

Issue number (Switch only)

Maestro/Switch

Card security number

3. I enclose my cheque payable to Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Ltd RETURN ADDRESS Please return your completed booking form with your preferred method of payment to:

Subscriptions Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Ltd FREEPOST Edinburgh EH3 0EU

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SEASON 2012/13

“Fantastic actors, thought provoking and moving material. Can’t wait to go back to the Lyceum!” “Afineproduction under Tony Cownie’s assured direction.”

Bradley Herbert Audience member, Season 2011/12

“A fantastic performance for those that love things Victorian or for those who just like a jolly good show!” Seth Ewin, British Theatre Guide on The Infamous Brothers Davenport

“DC Jackson’s irreverent and at times blissfully funny modernisation of The Marriage of Figaro is an instant hit.” Robert Dawson Scott, The Times

ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE GRINDLAY STREET, EDINBURGH EH3 9AX BOX OFFICE: 0131 248 4848 GROUPS 8+: 0131 248 4949 TEXT RELAY: 18001 0131 248 4848 ONLINE: www.lyceum.org.uk

Thanks to the following photographers: Catherine Campbell, Richard Campbell, Peter Dibden, Jenni Douglas, Tommy Ga-Ken Wan, Marc Marnie, Douglas McBride, Alan McCredie, David McIntyre, Eamonn McGoldrick, Claire Williamson.

Thom Dibdin, The Stage on Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off


Lyceum Season Brochure 2012/13