Wait ends for Godot at CATS: The Lyceum’s production of Waiting for Godot has won the Best Production award at this year’s Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland.
Strong showing in noms for annual theatre awards: Edinburgh companies and festivals make a strong showing in the shortlist for the 2016 Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, announced today, Monday 16 May 2016.
Compelling: Epic in scope, huge in sweep and utterly human, The Iliad at Edinburgh’s Lyceum is a powerful production.
From the bowels of the Lyceum up into its gods, the Lyceum Youth Theatre expose and explore the building’s hidden spaces and lost souls. These are the places that are little trod in modern times – doorways and stairwells built to facilitate movement through a building which held four times the 658 it can today – or are little seen by the public.
For the opening production of the Lyceum’s 50th anniversary season, outgoing artistic director Mark Thomson has assembled a suitably celebratory cast, with Bill Paterson and Brian Cox in the roles of the two men killing time in the countryside waiting for the mysterious Godot in a play where supposedly ‘nothing happens – twice’.
“Good News” as Lyceum appoints new AD:
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company has announced David Greig as its artistic director designate.
If the Lyceum dominated the winners list at Sunday’s Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland, it was the Arches closure which dominated the speeches.
How could it not. The ceremony was held at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre and the five minute walk to the Tron from Central Station starts opposite the entrance to the Arches. More to the point, the Tron is where the Arches founding director, Andy Arnold, is now artistic director.
The winners and the critics’ citations in full:
The Royal Lyceum dominated the awards at the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, held at the Glasgow Tron theatre on Sunday 14 June 2014.
The Royal Lyceum has triumphed at this year’s Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, with three productions winning a total of six gongs between them. Further nods for Edinburgh-based companies have gone to two Traverse co-productions and to Catherine Wheels Theatre Company.
“New adventure” for Lyceum’s AD:
Mark Thomson is to step down as artistic director of the Lyceum next May, 2016, at the end of the theatre’s 50th anniversary season.