50 years of the Royal Lyceum Theatre

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50 years ago, on 1 October 1965, The Servant o’ Twa Maisters opened on The Lyceum stage. Many productions had played there before, however this was the first from the new Royal Lyceum Theatre Company.

In celebration of this 50th Anniversary, The Royal Lyceum Theatre has produced a Limited Edition publication featuring archive production photography from the last 50 years of the company.

Much of the production photography is stored as negatives in the Scottish Theatre Archive and many of the negatives were scanned and used in the publication

 

 

Along with essays the publication provides reminiscences from many of the writers, directors, designers and actors associated with the company, providing a fascinating insight into the world of The Royal Lyceum Theatre

 

 

 

 

It’s great, not to say a miracle, to be returning to The Lyceum for the 50th Anniversary. I was a founding member of the company fifty years ago as a wet-behind-the-ears nineteen year old. The Lyceum was and still remains the most formative experience of my theatrical life.

Brian Cox

 

The Scottish Theatre Archive holds a wealth of documents relating to The Royal Lyceum Theatre.  For further information on accessing either this collection or the Limited Edition publication visit us on level 12 of the University Library.

 

 

 

 



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