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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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    Karine Polwart reads her Letter to the Lyceum

    Karine Polwart reads her Letter to the Lyceum

    Karine's letter takes us back from the Lyceum stage to former plague times, via the birds that visited her Midlothian garden during lockdown.
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    • 11 min
    Lesley Hart reads Philip Howard's Letter to the Lyceum

    Lesley Hart reads Philip Howard's Letter to the Lyceum

    Lesley Hart reads Philip Howard's letter, on a theatre populated with the ghosts of past productions.
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    • 6 min
    Sam Heughan reads his Letter to the Lyceum

    Sam Heughan reads his Letter to the Lyceum

    Sam's evocative letter takes us back to his first encounters with the Lyceum as an usher, and latterly as a member of the Lyceum Youth Theatre.
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    • 5 min
    Lesley Hart reads Tony Cownie's Letter to the Lyceum

    Lesley Hart reads Tony Cownie's Letter to the Lyceum

    Tony Cownie's Letter to the Lyceum evokes the spirit of the theatre's resident ghost, Ellen Terry.
    Read by Lesley Hart.

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    • 3 min
    Saskia Ashdown reads Sara Shaarawi's Letter to the Lyceum

    Saskia Ashdown reads Sara Shaarawi's Letter to the Lyceum

    Playwright Sara Shaarawi pens a letter about the unexpected experience of swapping the big city for lockdown on the Isle of Colonsay.
    Read by Saskia Ashdown.

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    • 5 min
    Lesley Hart reads Val McDermid's Letter to the Lyceum

    Lesley Hart reads Val McDermid's Letter to the Lyceum

    Starting out from her roots in the lang toun; Val McDermid reflects on the 'perpetual promise' of theatre.
    Read by Lesley Hart.

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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
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4 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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