In anticipation of the 2020 American election results, Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre is presenting some live cabaret style entertainment this November on the eve of America’s electoral decision. An evening of performance and conversation will be streamed live from the Lyceum stage, that has been extended out across the entire distance of the stalls to allow for safely spaced cabaret-style seating.
The evening of spoken word, song and play excerpts will be hosted in a suitably socially-distant manner by Artistic Director David Greig and Florida-born award-winning playwright and performer Apphia Campbell to question what has become of American Dreams.
With more special guests to be announced shortly, the highlights of the evening to date will include performances of two traditional spirituals, Another Man Done Goneand Steal Away,by the much celebrated American-born Scottish Mezzo-Soprano Andrea Baker; excerpts from Apphia Campbell’s award-winning sold-out show Woke; music, including a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, will be performed by the lead singer and songwriter with the Edinburgh band Ballboy, Gordon McIntyre; performances from award-winning US comedian Desiree Burch, who will be known to fans of UK TV comedy shows and multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter, musician, theatre-maker, storyteller, spoken-word performer and published essayist Karine Polwart, who was the creator of the acclaimed Lyceum production Wind Resistance.
Tickets priced £10 (£15 for a multi viewer ticket) will be available to purchase from The Lyceum website and Box Office.
The event will take place on 3rd November at 8 pm.