How many ways are there to tell a story? The Lyceum comes close to an answer in this Advent masterclass in narrative technique. In the run-up to Christmas, the theatre is unveiling a new tale every couple of days with a final four to be livestreamed from 16–20 December. On the strength of the first five, they make a compelling and varied collection.
Take Morna Young. She goes for the once-upon-a-time approach. Her story, A Fairy Tale (literally a tale about a fairy), is the kind of thing Oscar Wilde used to write: dark and emotionally complex with a happy ending that comes at a price. No schmaltzy shortcuts here. [READ MORE]