Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre has announced their 2011/12 programme. With an aim to enhancing its position as Scotland’s foremost producing theatre company, the Lyceum offers four world premieres and three co-productions. As part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the theatre is staging an exciting collaboration with neighbouring Traverse Theatre, Wondrous Flitting, a dark comic odyssey set in contemporary Scotland written and directed by Lyceum Artistic Director Mark Thomson.
The season kicks off with a production of poet Liz Lochead’s Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off directed by Lyceum Associate Artist Tony Cownie. The Lyceum then teams with the National Theatre of Scotland for a co-production of Abi Morgan’s 27, a fusion of science and religion directed by Vicky Featherstone.
This is followed by the world premiere of Brother Davenport, a highly anticipated visual production conceived, directed and designed by Candice Edmunds, Jamie Harrison and Peter Arnott. The final world premiere of the season is The Marriage of Figaro in a reworking by Scottish playwright DC Jackson (whose recent work includes last year’s Edinburgh Fringe comedy, My Romantic History).
Lyceum Associate Artist John Dove follows on from his seven year, five play exploration of Arthur Miller by directing another American classic, a new stage version of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. The season concludes with Mark Thomson’s take on Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant on Inishmore, a follow up of his acclaimed 2010 production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane.
The Christmas production for 2011 will be Stuart Patterson’s imaginative fairytale classic The Beauty and the Beast in an imaginative staging by Neil Murray.
Season tickets go on sale from 23rd May; all tickets go on sale from 16th July. For tickets and further information, visit: Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh