John Byrne

NEWS – John Byrne’s mural for the King’s Theatre dome unveiled

John Byrne’s mural for the King’s Theatre dome unveiled The Festival City Theatres Trust is delighted to unveil the John Byrne commission ‘All the World’s a Stage’, the acclaimed painter and playwright’s mural for the King’s Theatre dome. Painted on the 85m2 dome of the Viennese Baroque auditorium, the artwork is a stunning new focal […]

REVIEW – The Cherry Orchard, Lyceum Theatre


When the set rotates on the Lyceum’s stage part way through John Byrne’s adaptation of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, you’re given a literal reminder that this is a play about opposites and social revolution. Replacing the early 20th century Russian lords and ladies of the original with the loons and quines of north-east Scotland, Byrne […]

PREVIEW – The Cherry Orchard, Lyceum Theatre, 16 April – 8 May

More family feuds and fortunes at The Lyceum Theatre, with The Cherry Orchard, the last show in their varied and – gasmasks notwithstanding – excellent 2009/10 season. John Byrne adapts Chekhov’s original tale, transferring the action from turn of the century Russia to 1970s Scotland. Here, the Ramsay-Mackays find their well of past glories running […]