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Making your world more colourful

2010

The Price The Beauty Queen of Leenane Every One The Cherry Orchard

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WELCOME TO THE LYCEUM

H

ello and welcome to Spring 2010 at the Lyceum. As we enter a new year (and indeed a new decade) I’m proud to reflect on the Lyceum’s recent successes, and excited to think about what we have in store for the future. We open our Spring season with The Price, a brilliant piece of drama from Arthur Miller. It’s one of his later plays and certainly one of his best. The play tells the story of two estranged brothers forced to confront their tense and difficult past – I’m sure you’ll love it just as much as I do.

Spring 2010 THE PRICE

ARTHUR MILLER 15 January – 13 February 2010

By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd

Pages 4–5

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE MARTIN McDONAGH 19 February – 13 March 2010 Pages 6–7

World Première EVERY ONE

JO CLIFFORD 19 March – 10 April 2010 Pages 8–9

We then relocate from the East Coast of America to the Wild West of Ireland, for Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane. The title might suggest a fairly gentle story, but this is actually a dark and twisted comedy, laughout-loud funny at times, brutally cruel at others.

World Première THE CHERRY ORCHARD

The Lyceum has worked very successfully with Jo Clifford in the past, with wonderful adaptations of Faust and Anna Karenina, so I’m very excited to be able to present Jo’s Every One as our third play this Spring. It’s a beautiful and life-affirming examination of family life in the face of tragedy and I can’t wait to direct it.

Later in 2010…

We close our season with another big hitter in the form of John Byrne’s hilarious new take on Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. It was John‘s adaptation of Uncle Vanya (or Uncle Varick as our version had it) that wowed Lyceum audiences a few years back and I’m sure this will have the same impact.

BLUE HEN

Add to that two great visiting productions in the shape of Macbeth (Edinbugh Grand Opera) and Des Dillon’s Blue Hen (NLP productions) and we’re set for a fantastic few months of live entertainment at the Lyceum – I hope you’ll join us!

ANTON CHEKHOV A new version by John Byrne 16 April – 8 May 2010 Pages 10–11

MUGGED

ANDREW PAYNE 12–13 March 2010 (and as part of the Lyceum Connect Festival on 11 June) Page 14

BY DES DILLON 13–15 May 2010 Page 12

MACBETH

ADAPTED FROM THE ORIGINAL SHAKESPEARE BY GIUSEPPE VERDI 26–29 May 2010 Page 13

LYCEUM CONNECT FESTIVAL 8–12 June 2010 Page 14

Mark Thomson Artistic Director and Chief Executive

FUNDERS

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES SPONSOR

DESIGN PARTNER MEDIA PRODUCTION PARTNER

Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Ltd. Registered Office: 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX Registered Company No. SC062065. Scottish Charity Registered No. SCO10509

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FAMILY LEGACY TRUTH CHOICE

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By Arthur Miller

Directed by John Dove By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd

15 January – 13 February 2010 Evenings

Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm

Matinees

20, 23, 27, 30 January and 3, 6 February at 2.30pm

First Look Friday

Sponsored by The List Preview performance Friday 15 January at 7.45pm

Curtain Raiser (see pages 16–17)

With Dr Keith Hughes, Edinburgh University Tuesday 19 January at 6pm Tickets £5 (concessions £3, Under 18s free)

Post-show Discussion with members of the cast (see pages 16–17)

Tuesday 26 January (FREE)

Matinee Discussion Group

Wednesday 27 January after matinee Free but ticketed (see pages 16–17)

Audio-described Performance

Thursday 28 January at 7.45pm

Touch Tour for the visually impaired

Saturday 30 January at 1.15pm Free but ticketed, call Box Office to book

Audio-described Performance

Master playwright Arthur Miller wrote The Price towards the end of his career, and it stands as proof of his continuing brilliance. Two brothers, Victor and Walter, are brought back together again after years of cold silence. Victor is a policeman, disappointed by his life and tired of his troubles. Walter is a renowned surgeon, rich and successful. And their different fortunes stem from a single decision made in their childhood. They are reunited to look through the possessions of their long-dead father before his New York attic is torn down. As they try to decide what can be sold, and what price to accept, old secrets are revealed and bitter resentments surface. It’s a tense, funny and moving story of how families tear themselves apart, and was described by the New York Times as ranking alongside “if not above Death of a Salesman”. John Dove brings his expertise with Miller to the Lyceum stage (following his wonderful productions of Death of a Salesman, All My Sons and The Man Who Had All the Luck), joined by a strong cast including Greg Powrie, Aiden Gillet, Sally Edwards and James Hayes.

www.lyceum.org.uk/price

Saturday 30 January at 2.30pm

BSL Interpreted Performance

Wednesday 3 February at 7.45pm

Adult Drama Workshop

American Accents Workshop (based on The Price) with Lynn Bains Saturday 6 February, 10.30am –12.30pm Tickets £7 (concessions £5)

Captioned Performance

Saturday 6 February at 2.30pm

TICKET PRICES

Individual tickets £12–£27 Price/booking information pages 22–24

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BITTER TWISTED DARK HILARIOUS

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By Martin McDonagh Directed by Tony Cownie

19 February – 13 March 2010 Evenings

Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm

Matinees

24, 27 February and 3, 6, 13 March at 2.30pm

Martin McDonagh, writer/director of the BAFTA award-winning In Bruges, delivers a twisted and comic tale of a mother and daughter trapped together in a small village in Galway.

First Look Friday

Maureen lives a lonely life, with only her ancient mother Mag for company, tending to her every need, putting up with years of insults (and doling out a few of her own).

Curtain Raiser (see pages 16–17)

When a chance comes along to find love and make a new life for herself Maureen sees an opportunity to escape. Mag has other ideas though, and her interference sets in motion a chain of misunderstandings and betrayals, heart-breaking tragedy and dark, dark humour.

Sponsored by The List Preview performance Friday 19 February at 7.45pm Tuesday 23 February at 6pm Tickets £5 (concessions £3, Under 18s free)

Post-show Discussion with members of the cast (see pages 16–17)

Tuesday 2 March (FREE)

Matinee Discussion Group

Wednesday 3 March after matinee Free but ticketed (see pages 16–17)

Audio-described Performance

Thursday 4 March at 7.45pm

Touch Tour for the visually impaired

Saturday 6 March at 1.15pm Free but ticketed, call Box Office to book

Audio-described Performance

Martin McDonagh’s brutal but irresistible work has taken audiences by storm in recent years; cruel, sharp dialogue is combined with an uncanny ability to find laughter in some pretty unpleasant situations. Tony Cownie (Copenhagen, Mary Rose, Vanity Fair) directs this wonderful, wicked take on Irish family life, with a cast which includes Cara Kelly as Maureen and Nora Connolly as Mag.

www.lyceum.org.uk/queen

Saturday 6 March at 2.30pm

BSL Interpreted Performance

Wednesday 10 March at 7.45pm

TICKET PRICES

Individual tickets £12–£27 Price/booking information pages 22–24

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PROFOUND UPLIFTING MOVING BEAUTIFUL

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By Jo Clifford

Directed by Mark Thomson

19 March – 10 April 2010 Evenings

Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm

Matinees

24, 27, 31 March and 3, 10 April at 2.30pm

First Look Friday

Sponsored by The List Preview performance Friday 19 March at 7.45pm All tickets £5 On sale from 11 January 2010

Curtain Raiser (see pages 16–17)

Poetry reading and music with author Jo Clifford, actor Suzanne Dance and cellist Sarah Whiteside Tuesday 23 March at 6pm Tickets £5 (concessions £3, Under 18s free)

Creative Writing Workshop

Led by playwright Jo Clifford Saturday 27 March, 10.30am–1pm Tickets £10 (concessions £7)

Post-show Discussion with members of the cast (see pages 16–17)

Tuesday 30 March (FREE)

Matinee Discussion Group

Wednesday 31 March after matinee Free but ticketed (see pages 16–17)

Jo Clifford, creator of stunning and critically acclaimed stage versions of Anna Karenina and Faust, presents her newest story to Lyceum audiences. Every One is a beautiful and poetic look at how ordinary people deal with extraordinary tragedy. An everyday family, Joe, Mary, Kevin and Mazz, are at the centre of this tale. They are somehow aware their lives are being witnessed by a theatre full of people. But with nothing to mark them out as particularly unusual they are slightly puzzled by the attention. All of this changes when Death comes calling. Plunged suddenly into a situation where the things they considered ‘real‘ can no longer be relied upon, Joe, Mary, Kevin and Mazz must reassess their lives. Their different perspectives on life and on what it means to ‘live’ are altered forever – and the things that really matter are made painfully clear. Every One is a beautifully moving story that will resonate with those who have lost someone they love.

Audio-described Performance

Mark Thomson (Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Curse of the Starving Class) will direct Clifford’s wonderful new play, with a cast that includes Kathryn Howden (All My Sons) as Mary.

Touch Tour for the visually impaired

www.lyceum.org.uk/everyone

Thursday 1 April at 7.45pm Saturday 3 April at 1.15pm Free but ticketed, call Box Office to book

Audio-described Performance

Saturday 3 April at 2.30pm

BSL Interpreted Performance

Wednesday 7 April at 7.45pm

TICKET PRICES

Individual tickets £12–£27 Price/booking information pages 22–24

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FAMILY POLITICS CLASS REVOLUTION

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By Anton Chekhov

A new version by John Byrne Directed by Tony Cownie

16 April – 8 May 2010 Evenings

Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm

Matinees

21, 24, 28 April and 1, 8 May at 2.30pm

First Look Friday

Sponsored by The List Preview performance Friday 16 April at 7.45pm All tickets £5 On sale from 11 January 2010

Adult Drama Workshop (see pages 16–17)

Short-course introduction to Chekhov Saturday 17 April and Saturday 24 April

With another brilliant piece of work, John Byrne shows (again!) exactly why he is so renowned on the Scottish arts scene. Byrne (The Slab Boys, Tutti Frutti), crafted an exceptional version of Uncle Vanya (reworked and retitled as Uncle Varick) for the Lyceum a few years back. His love affair with Chekhov now resumes with this brand new adaptation of the Russian master’s classic political comedy The Cherry Orchard. Relocated to northern Scotland in the late 1970s, Byrne’s retelling nonetheless retains the central story of a once-grand family brought low by the changes of time and tide.

The Ramsey-Mackays are not used to struggle, but as their debts mount and the vultures begin to circle, they must face In conversation with John Byrne losing their ancestral home and the cherry orchard that Tuesday 20 April at 6pm Tickets £5 (concessions £3, Under 18s free) goes with it.

Curtain Raiser (see pages 16–17)

Post-show Discussion with members of the cast (see pages 16–17)

Tuesday 27 April (FREE)

Matinee Discussion Group

Wednesday 28 April after matinee Free but ticketed (see pages 16–17)

Audio-described Performance

Thursday 29 April at 7.45pm

Touch Tour for the visually impaired

Saturday 1 May at 1.15pm Free but ticketed, call Box Office to book

An up-and-coming young investor, Malky McCraken, is sniffing around and determined to make his name in business. But while his main target is the family estate, the charms of the family’s adopted daughter Verity may yet be enough to distract him... Director Tony Cownie (Copenhagen, Mary Rose, Vanity Fair) brings his expert comic touch to this new play from one of Scotland’s finest writers.

www.lyceum.org.uk/cherry

Audio-described Performance

Saturday 1 May at 2.30pm

BSL Interpreted Performance

Wednesday 5 May at 7.45pm

TICKET PRICES

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NLP Theatre Company presents

BLUE HEN By Des Dillon

Directed by Graeme Maley Starring Charles Lawson (Coronation Street’s Jim McDonald)

13 – 15 May 2010

Des Dillon’s dark comedy Blue Hen is a gritty, moving story about two men living on the roughest scheme in Coatbridge. But they’ve one thing going for them – the power of their own imaginations. Paddy and John are two ordinary workingclass guys who are out of work, out of patience and out of luck when they hit on a plan to keep themselves occupied and their bellies full. They’re going to rear chickens in the back green and sell the eggs. Evenings

Thursday – Saturday at 7.45pm

Matinee

15 May at 2.30pm

TICKET PRICES

£15 – Full price £12 – Over 60s £10 – Under 18s, Students, Unemployed, People with disabilities, Lyceum Subscribers.

“Des Dillon should be made available on the National Health, such is his unstoppable ebullience.”

But it’s not easy being the only honest men on the scheme and their venture doesn’t go exactly to plan. As their dreams of selfsufficiency crumble, a powerful story of friendship against the odds unfolds. From the company that brought you the hugely successful Singin’ I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim, Blue Hen stars Charles Lawson (Coronation Street’s Jim MacDonald). Recommended for 14+ Contains strong language

The Scotsman

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Edinburgh Grand Opera presents

MACBETH Adapted from the original Shakespeare by Giuseppe Verdi

26 – 29 May 2010

Edinburgh Grand Opera is back, renewed and revitalised, with an exciting new production of Macbeth, Giuseppe Verdi’s most profound and powerful opera. Inspired by Shakespeare’s celebrated play, the opera delves into the darkest recesses of human nature, exploring the dictums “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” and “Great men are almost always bad men”. Evenings

Wednesday – Saturday at 7.45pm

TICKET PRICES

£10–£25 Concessions: £2 off full price, Wednesday and Thursday. Over 60s, Under 18s, Students, Unemployed and People with disabilities.

“EGO is a company increasingly seeking to prove that the words, ‘amateur’ and ‘opera’ need not be a contradiction in terms.”

The dramatic tension of Macbeth becomes almost unbearable as the eponymous king and his fiendish queen struggle to retain their grip on power. Their unholy alliance with the forces of evil, marks their meteoric rise as well as their cataclysmic fall. Meanwhile, Malcolm and his exiled lords struggle to bring order to chaos. In Verdi’s own words: “This tragedy is one of the greatest of human creation... Let us, therefore, try to do something out of the ordinary.” With new music and a new production team, managed by Artistic Director, Michael Richardson and Musical Director, Neil Metcalfe, audiences can look forward to great music and drama in equal measure.

Conrad Wilson The Herald (on EGO’s Turandot, 2003)

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Lyceum Youth Theatre present

MUGGED By Andrew Payne

Directed by Natalie Ibu

12–13 March 2010 at Stewarts Melville College Performing Arts Centre and as part of the Lyceum Connect Festival (see below) on 11 June 2010

“How do you tell the truth? About what actually happened? You know, tell the actual truth?” Today is a good day for Marky – he’s invented the chocolate cola milkshake (and persuaded Dig to drink it), bagsied the best bench (before all his mates) and acquired a pack of cigarettes (to woo Soph with). But the day soon takes a devastating dive and a seemingly straightforward crime becomes increasingly confused. As the friends struggle with their story, gawpers change the facts, and the papers report something different each day, the truth becomes harder and harder to pin down. LYT brings you a very real, very vivid story about finding the truth in every lie, about friendship, tough choices and chocolate milkshakes. For more information visit www.lyceum.org.uk/mugged

Lyceum

CONNECT

Festival

8–12 June 2010

The Connect Festival is five days packed with diverse and vibrant performances from Scottish schools and youth theatres. The Lyceum is proud to host its own festival for young people, supporting a range of groups to perform on a professional stage. From plays by acclaimed writers, to new writing and musicals, the Connect Festival will showcase 14 companies and involve nearly 300 young people in performance and theatre making. Many performances are double bills, giving you even more theatre for your money. For the programme in full, including times, companies and plays, please visit www.lyceum.org.uk/connect Book online now or call 0131 248 4848 Tickets £8 (£5 concessions)

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Lyceum Youth Theatre 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. The ethos of LYT is that of a professional theatre company; young people are given the opportunity to develop skills and learn from experienced tutors, working in a professional manner as young actors and theatre makers. For full details of all LYT activities or to be added to our mailing list call Christina Poulton, Youth Theatre Producer, on 0131 248 4830 or email cpoulton@lyceum.org.uk

• Weekly drama classes • Easter skills workshops • Technical theatre and production workshops • Summer on Stage • Costume, stage make-up and design • Performances • Festivals • Taster sessions

Coming up… For all activities contact the Box Office on 0131 248 4848 to book. For more information please contact Christina at LYT on 0131 248 4830 or email cpoulton@lyceum.org.uk

LYT Engage (13–18 yrs)

Work with LYT tutors to develop performance skills When: Wednesdays, 5pm – 6.30pm BLOCK 1 – Scripts and Scenes 13, 20, 27 January and 3, 10 February 2010 BLOCK 2 – Musical Theatre 24 February and 3, 10, 17 and 24 March 2010

Easter Holiday Workshops April 2010 13–18 yrs Design for Theatre 6 April 2010

Working with Directors and Audition Techniques 7–9 April 2010

How much: £35 per 5 week block

Lighting for Theatre 13 April 2010

LYT Play (5–7 yrs)

8–12 yrs

Drama, games and art activities on a variety of themes When: Fridays, 2pm – 3.30pm BLOCK 1 – Wild Animals 15, 22, 29 January and 5 February 2010

LYT Quest 14–16 April 2010 Improvisation, script work, stage combat, make up and special effects

BLOCK 2 – Paper Play 26 February and 5, 12, 19 March 2010 How much: £25 per 4 week block

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Participate Curtain Raisers The Price Tuesday 19 January 2010 The Beauty Queen of Leenane Tuesday 23 February 2010 Every One Tuesday 23 March 2010 The Cherry Orchard Tuesday 20 April 2010 Tickets: £5 (£3 Students, Concessions, Lyceum Subscribers) Under 18s FREE When: 6–7pm

Theatre Class with Owen Dudley Edwards The Price Wednesday 20 January 2010 The Beauty Queen of Leenane Wednesday 24 February 2010 Every One Wednesday 24 March 2010 The Cherry Orchard Wednesday 21 April 2010 Tickets: £5 per class Where: Auditorium When: 10.30am–12noon

Curtain Raisers

A series of introductory events to enhance your enjoyment of our plays including: Tuesday 19 January The Price A talk by Dr Keith Hughes – Edinburgh University, Dept of Literature. Tuesday 23 March Every One Author Jo Clifford, actor Suzanne Dance and cellist Sarah Whiteside present a poetry reading with music performed in the Lyceum’s Wyndham Bar. Tuesday 20 April The Cherry Orchard In conversation with John Byrne. BBC Radio Café will be recording this interview.

Theatre Classes

The Beauty Queen of Leenane Tuesday 2 March 2010

Join renowned historian and theatre expert Owen Dudley Edwards for his friendly and fun theatre classes based on the plays and authors in our season. Includes a complimentary tea or coffee. Special Event: Wednesday 20 January 12 noon – 1pm (following Theatre Class session) Artistic Director Mark Thomson in conversation with Owen Dudley Edwards to introduce the Spring Season programme. Free but ticketed.

Every One Tuesday 30 March 2010

Post-show Discussions

Post-show Discussions The Price Tuesday 26 January 2010

The Cherry Orchard Tuesday 27 April 2010 Tickets: FREE, no ticket needed Where: Auditorium When: Following evening performance

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Get more out of the Lyceum by taking part in our range of participation events – these include Theatre Classes, Drama Workshops, Talks, Discussions and Tours. There’s something for everyone here, with events for all ages, interests and levels of experience.

This is your chance to see the show, then hear directly from the people who put it together. Cast members and the show’s director lead a discussion on the production and answer questions. These discussions are free and unticketed so just join us in the Stalls after the final curtain!

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Matinee Discussion Group with Rod McAra

Matinee Discussion Group

The Price Wednesday 27 January 2010

Join fellow theatregoers after the show for an informal discussion on the play. The discussions take place in the Wyndham Bar with facilitator Rod McAra there to get things started. Feel free to grab a coffee or drink from the Howard Bar first and bring it up with you.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane Wednesday 3 March 2010 Every One Wednesday 31 March 2010

Drama and Theatre Skills Workshops for Adults

The Cherry Orchard Wednesday 28 April 2010

All workshops are open to ages 16+. No previous experience necessary. American Accents: American Voices Saturday 6 February,10.30am–12.30pm Workshop (based on The Price) with Lynn Bains, former Drama Director at Queen Margaret University and professional accent coach. Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions)

Tickets: FREE but ticketed Where: Wyndham Bar When: Following matinee performance, start times vary – check with the Box Office.

Creative Writing Workshop with Jo Clifford Saturday 27 March, 10.30am–1pm Workshop exploring things left unsaid after a death. Through poetry, portraits in words or story, participants will get a chance to give shape and form to what never got said. Tickets: £10 (£7 concessions)

Adult Drama Workshops The Price Saturday 6 February Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions) Where: Lyceum Rehearsal studio When: 10.30am–12.30pm

Short-course introduction to Chekhov Saturday 17 April, 10.30am–1pm Workshop exploring the rehearsal room approach to staging Chekhov plays. With Mark Thomson, Lyceum Artistic Director. Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions)

Every One Saturday 27 March Tickets: £10 (£7 concessions) Where: TBC When: 10.30am–1pm The Cherry Orchard Saturday 17 April and Saturday 24 April Short-course introduction to Chekhov Full details opposite.

Saturday 24 April, 10.30am–4pm Scenes from Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard and John Byrne’s Cherry Orchard. Led by Lyceum Education team. Tickets: £10 (£6 concessions) Early bird deal: both days in advance for £15 (£9 concessions) (Early Bird offer ends 12 April 2010)

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Support Us We thank the following for their support this year: SPONSORS

CORPORATE MEMBERS Benefactors: Partners:

SUPPORTERS

DONORS 29th May Charitable Trust The Binks Trust Cross Trust Cruden Foundation D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust The Ernest Cook Trust The Inchrye Trust Lord Rosebery Charitable Settlement The Lynn Foundation The Margaret Murdoch Charitable Trust The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust The Robertson Trust The Russell Trust The Tay Charitable Trust FUNDERS

MEDIA PRODUCTION PARTNER

DESIGN PARTNER

Supporting the Lyceum

There are many ways to support Scotland’s most popular producing theatre company. Options for individual support includes support to productions or through the Priority Schools Programme, Name a Seat, Donations, Legacies and Gift Aid.

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We are delighted to discuss corporate sponsorship and how we can work together to create a mutually rewarding partnership. To find out more please contact us on 0131 248 4800 or email sponsorship@lyceum.org.uk

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Room Hire Having a party? The Lyceum is the perfect venue

For an unusual setting for a birthday party, leaving do or wedding, the Lyceum offers affordable rooms with an elegant and theatrical setting. On the Grand Circle level there are two rooms that have been recently refurbished with support from Tods Murray – the Ellen Terry and the Henry Irving Rooms. These offer accommodation for either an intimate dinner party for up to 40, or a drinks and buffet reception for up to 80. Add in the elegant Wyndham Bar (space for up to 80) on the same level and you can have a wonderful space for dancing, as well as chatting, to make your perfect night go with a swing. Meetings, away days and workshops If you are looking for a venue that’s a little bit different, our rooms are also available during the day for meetings, company away days and training sessions. If you’d like a different twist to your away day why not add in a staff development workshop led by a member of our Education and Participation team? For more information on hiring a room call Manuele Biondi, Bars and Events Manager, on 0131 248 4800 or email mbiondi@lyceum.org.uk For information on workshops for training days call Lucy Vaughan, Head of Education, on 0131 248 4838 or email lvaughan@lyceum.org.uk

T hank you



from all of us,

we really appreciate your attention to our guests – it makes the evening all the more

special! ”

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Inside the Lyceum Bars

Why not arrive early and enjoy a drink before the performance? The Howard Bar is accessed through the main foyer and is open from 6.30pm (1.30pm on matinee days). There is an extensive wine list on offer in the Howard Bar, available by the glass or by bottle. There are also bars on the two upper levels of the theatre and these are usually open 30 minutes before the performance and at intervals. Interval drinks can be ordered at any of our bars and we do advise that you take advantage of this service. Drinks can be taken into the auditorium during the performance – please ask a member of the bar staff for a plastic tumbler.

Exhibitions

The Howard Bar is available as an exhibition space for local artists. Each exhibition lasts for the run of a production and there is also an opportunity to exhibit during the Edinburgh International Festival. If you are interested in exhibiting at the Lyceum please email exhibitions@lyceum.org.uk with images and contact details.

Artlink Artlink offers an escort service to help people with a disability to enjoy the arts. For more information contact them directly at www.artlinkedinburgh.co.uk or 0131 229 3555.

Accessible Facilities

The Royal Lyceum Theatre is delighted to be working with Standard Life for the sixth consecutive year to support services for our audience members with special needs and requirements. Standard Life’s generous support enables us to provide Audio-described and British Sign Language Interpreted Performances as well as Touch Tours for the visually impaired. Details about these performances can be found in the diary on page 24 and also in the information about each play. The theatre has street-level access and a lift to all levels. In the auditorium there are wheelchair spaces in the Stalls Boxes and several seats with opening armrests if wheelchair users wish to transfer into seats. We also have a wheelchair and a selection of cushions available to all customers to help make your visit more comfortable. If you require hearing enhancement you can borrow infra-red headsets from the Lyceum Shop. We also welcome guide dogs to the theatre and they can be taken into the auditorium. Our ushers are also more than happy to entertain them while you enjoy the show.

Information on all productions and the theatre is available on tape, in large print and in Braille. Our access brochure is available to download. Please contact Jacqui Nagib, Deputy Theatre Manager, on 0131 248 4818 or jnagib@lyceum.org.uk or check out our website: www.lyceum.org.uk/access

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Booking

Ticket Prices

Please note that these prices do not apply to Blue Hen or Macbeth (see pages 12 and 13).

Performance

Front Stalls & Grand Circle

Rear Stalls & Stalls Boxes

Front Upper Circle

Rear Upper Circle

Grand Circle Boxes

Fri/Sat Evenings

£27

£25

£18.50

£14.50

£12.50

Tue/Wed/Thu Evenings

£21

£19

£15.50

£12.50

£12.50

Wed/Sat Matinees 

£15

£15

£15

£15

£12

Side-view seats are also available: £9–£14.50 First Look Fridays all seats £5, unreserved seating (no concessions)

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BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848  BOOK ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk  FOLLOW US twitter.com/lyceumtheatre


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 (10am–6pm on nonperformance days) Sun: Answering service only Groups 8+ 0131 248 4949 Mon–Thu: 10am–4pm Fri: 10am–1pm

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

No booking fees

No booking fees

New and improved online ticketing! Pick your own seats!

£1 per ticket booking fee (some exceptions apply)

Groups and Schools – CALL 0131 248 4949

Discounts

SCHOOL DISCOUNTS: Matinees All seats £6.50 Evenings (Tue–Thu) £7.50 (Stalls), £6.50 (Upper Circle). (Fri/Sat) same as Under 18s prices above. One teacher FREE with every ten pupils.

Over 60s/Concessions (Tue–Thu) £2 off full price tickets. Students/People with disabilities (all shows) Half Price, £5 for Wednesday matinees. Wheelchair spaces available in Stalls Boxes. Students, ID required. Registered unemployed (Tue–Thu) Half Price in advance, £1 Stalls tickets on the day (max 20 per show). ID required. Under 18s (all shows) Half Price.

GROUP DISCOUNTS: Evenings 8–19 people £3 off full price tickets, 20+ £4 off full price tickets plus one FREE ticket. Matinees 8–19 people £2 off full price tickets, 20+ £3 off full price tickets plus one FREE ticket.

Please note that these discounts do not apply to Blue Hen or Macbeth (see pages 12 and 13).

Reservations

Unpaid reservations can be held for up to five days or until 30 minutes prior to performance time. Group reservations can be held without payment until two weeks prior to performance date.

Latecomers

Please ensure you 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 and the performing company. Please note that when allowed to enter, latecomers may not be able to reach their allocated seat until the interval.

Accessible Facilities SUPPORTED BY

The Lyceum has a wide range of accessible facilities including: • BSL Interpreted Performances • Audio-described Performances • Audio Enhancement Headsets • Touch Tours

More information on our Accessible Facilities can be found on page 20. Accessible performances are supported by Standard Life for the sixth year running.

BOX OFFICE 0131 248 4848  BOOK ONLINE www.lyceum.org.uk  FOLLOW US twitter.com/lyceumtheatre

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Performance Diary Performance

The Price (Pages 4–5)

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

15 Jan – 7.45

16 Jan – 7.45

19 Jan – 7.45

20 Jan – 2.30/7.45

21 Jan – 7.45

22 Jan – 7.45

23 Jan – 2.30/7.45

26 Jan – 7.45

27 Jan – 2.30/7.45

28 Jan – 7.45

29 Jan – 7.45

30 Jan – 2.30

  2 Feb – 7.45

  3 Feb – 2.30/7.45

  4 Feb – 7.45

  5 Feb – 7.45

  6 Feb – 2.30

  9 Feb – 7.45

10 Feb – 7.45

11 Feb – 7.45

12 Feb – 7.45

13 Feb – 7.45

19 Feb – 7.45

20 Feb – 7.45

/7.45 /7.45

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

23 Feb – 7.45

24 Feb – 2.30/7.45

25 Feb – 7.45

26 Feb – 7.45

27 Feb – 2.30/7.45

  2 Mar – 7.45

  3 Mar – 2.30/7.45

  4 Mar – 7.45

  5 Mar – 7.45

  6 Mar – 2.30

(Pages 6–7)

  9 Mar – 7.45

10 Mar – 7.45

11 Mar – 7.45

12 Mar – 7.45

13 Mar – 2.30/7.45

19 Mar – 7.45

20 Mar – 7.45

25 Mar – 7.45

26 Mar – 7.45

27 Mar – 2.30/7.45

Every One (Pages 8–9)

The Cherry Orchard (Pages 10–11)

23 Mar – 7.45

24 Mar – 2.30/7.45

30 Mar – 7.45

31 Mar – 2.30/7.45

  1 Apr – 7.45

  2 Apr – 7.45

  3 Apr – 2.30

  6 Apr – 7.45

  7 Apr – 7.45

  8 Apr – 7.45

  9 Apr – 7.45

10 Apr – 2.30/7.45

16 Apr – 7.45

17 Apr – 7.45

20 Apr – 7.45

21 Apr – 2.30/7.45

22 Apr – 7.45

23 Apr – 7.45

24 Apr – 2.30/7.45

27 Apr – 7.45

28 Apr – 2.30/7.45

29 Apr – 7.45

30 Apr – 7.45

  1 May – 2.30

  4 May – 7.45

  5 May – 7.45

  6 May – 7.45

  7 May – 7.45

  8 May – 2.30/7.45

/7.45

/7.45

/7.45

First Look Fridays Sponsored by The List.  Preview the show for just £5.

Post-show Discussions With members of the cast. (FREE).

Touch Tours For people with impaired vision.

Curtain Raisers Including talks, readings and Q&As with special guests.

Audio-described Performances For people with impaired vision.

BSL Signed Performances For people with impaired hearing.

Sponsor of the Season’s accessible performances 

Captioned Performance For people with impaired hearing.

Visiting Shows Blue Hen by Des Dillon 13–15 May – Page 12 Edinburgh Grand Opera’s Macbeth (Giuseppe Verdi) 26–29 May – Page 13

The Royal Lyceum is Scotland’s premier producing theatre, bringing world-class theatre to Edinburgh’s citizens and visitors.

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