Two world premieres for Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum
World premieres from DC Jackson and Tony Cownie bookend Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre’s 2014/15 season.
Jackson opens the season with Kill Johnny Glendenning produced with the Glasgow Citizens. Directed by Lyceum artistic director Mark Thomson, it runs from September 17 to October 11.
Cownie closes it with a new version of Carlo Goldoni’s comedy The Venetian Twins. Cownie also directs the play, which runs from April 24 to May 16, 2015
Between them is a season of classic and modern-classic theatre. Lu Kemp directs Sue Glover’s Bondagers and new Lyceum Associate Amanda Gaughan directs Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. John Dove returns from his success with David Haig’s Pressure to direct Brian Friel’s Faith Healer and Thomson takes on Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Commenting on the season, Thomson told The Stage: “These plays are about individuals and groups of individuals who are somehow hitting against extant moral and social and political mores and challenging them. If society is up for debate right now, which it is, this season is about keeping those social issues and human issues at the forefront – and the idea of change.”