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With The Lyceum auditorium sitting empty for the first time in decades during the current pandemic, Artistic Director David Greig is inviting artists and audiences alike to contribute their stories about life in these unprecedented times in a Letter to The Lyceum. All letters received will be added to the website below to form a collective portrait of a world turned upside down.
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Letters to the Lyceum Lyceum Theatre

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With The Lyceum auditorium sitting empty for the first time in decades during the current pandemic, Artistic Director David Greig is inviting artists and audiences alike to contribute their stories about life in these unprecedented times in a Letter to The Lyceum. All letters received will be added to the website below to form a collective portrait of a world turned upside down.
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    Martin O'Connor reads his Letter to the Lyceum

    Martin O'Connor reads his Letter to the Lyceum

    Martin O'Connor's letter - 'Call Times' - transports us backstage and explores the strange state of limbo many actors now find themselves in.
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    • 2 min
    Letters Bag 2: The Theatre of Lockdown

    Letters Bag 2: The Theatre of Lockdown

    In the second instalment of our audience letters bag, Artistic Director David Greig introduces a selection of letters themed around the small everyday dramas and performances that have become part of life in lockdown. Local heroes, home-made chandeliers, lambs, posties and scooters all make an appearance and show that, despite a yearning to be back inside theatres, day to day life has been far from dull.
    Letters read by Saskia Ashdown. Music by Rachel Newton.

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    • 24 min
    Hannah Jarrett-Scott reads Eve Nicol's Letter to the Lyceum

    Hannah Jarrett-Scott reads Eve Nicol's Letter to the Lyceum

    Things get a little steamy in Eve Nicol's letter on the pressures of lockdown longing for theatre.
    Read by Hannah Jarrett-Scott.
    Music by Rachel Newton.

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    • 4 min
    Steven McNicoll reads James Robertson's Letter to the Lyceum

    Steven McNicoll reads James Robertson's Letter to the Lyceum

    James Robertson considers the theatrical side of everyday life in lockdown: reflecting on how a minor mishap brought home the lived drama of ageing and memory.
    Read by Steven McNicoll.
    Music by Rachel Newton.

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    • 5 min
    Mara Menzies

    Mara Menzies

    In this letter, Mara Menzies contrasts the informal performance spaces of her childhood with the grandeur of the Lyceum auditorium, and the timeless nature of storytelling, with the experience of rapid change.
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    • 5 min
    Letters Bag 1: First Trips

    Letters Bag 1: First Trips

    David presents a selection of extracts from letters sent in by our audience, themed around people's first trip to the theatre. Expect tales of fairy dust, cheek bones to die (and travel all the way from Sheffield) for, epic journeys and jealously guarded mint creams.
    Music by Rachel Newton, letters read by Saskia Ashdown.

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Never comes late ,

Bittersweet

Lovely to hear the letters read aloud - wiping a wee tear.

4th June. Another great listen- keep them coming.
10th July. Thanks for a listen to more lovely letters

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