Edinburgh: Hidden Door and The Royal Lyceum

Moving now to Edinburgh and a new innovative emerging arts and culture event Hidden Door.

Featuring local theatre talent, Hidden Door runs from 27 May to 4 June at a transformed disused city centre site at King’s Stables Road Edinburgh.

Meanwhile, The Royal Lyceum Theatre this coming week sees the world première of Thon Man Molière ‘or Whit got him intae aw that bother…’ by Liz Lochhead.

Directed by Lyceum associate artist Tony Cownie, this new tragi-comic play is about the creator of Tartuffe, Molière, looking at his scandalous marriage and scurrilous plays.

The cast is composed of Jimmy Chisholm, Ann Scott-Jones, Steve McNicoll, Sarah Miele, James Anthony Pearson, Siobhan Redmond and Nicola Roy.

Last week saw David Greig’s first season as artistic director of The Royal Lyceum Theatre revealed.

He said, “the Lyceum’s 50th anniversary has been an extraordinary year for the company and the success of Mark Thomson’s final year has allowed me to put together this expansive and ambitious programme for my first season as Artistic Director. We will be presenting more work with 11 main stage productions, 4 of which are world premières, and many of the artists involved will be making work with The Lyceum for the very first time.

"This is a programme that takes risks and is full of experiment and adventure—I believe that Edinburgh deserves nothing less. The time has come in this Athens of the North, birthplace of the Scottish Enlightenment, for the city to stake its claim to a theatre of world class ambition and scope."

The season runs until June 2017 with this year seeing the world première of Scottish singer/songwriter Karine Polwart’s theatre début Wind Resistance, The Suppliant Women, Dundee Rep's The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil, Jumpy starring Daniela Nardini and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Cora Bissett.

Next year the programme includes Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Winter’s Tale, Noël Coward's Hay Fever, Caryl Churchill’s A Number, Scottish playwrights Douglas Maxwell's Charlie Sonata and Linda Maclean's Glory on Earth, closing with The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other written by Peter Handke, translated by Meredith Oakes.