Letters Bag 2: The Theatre of Lockdown
Season 1, Ep. 11
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.
Hannah Jarrett-Scott reads Eve Nicol's Letter to the Lyceum
Season 1, Ep. 10
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.
Steven McNicoll reads James Robertson's Letter to the Lyceum
Season 1, Ep. 9
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.
Season 1, Ep. 8
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.
Letters Bag 1: First Trips
Season 1, Ep. 7
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.