Glory on Earth

Glory on Earth is a play by Scottish playwright Linda McLean about Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.

Glory on Earth

About Glory on Earth

by Linda McLean
directed by Lyceum Artistic Director David Greig

“Whom shall I believe? And who shall be judge?”

Tuesday, 19 August, 1561, 9am.

Through the fog a ship arrives in Leith docks, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots steps ashore. She is 19 and on her young shoulders rest the hopes of the Catholic establishment of Europe.

The Nation that receives her has just outlawed her church and its practices. Its leader is the radical cleric and protestant reformer, John Knox. Both believe themselves ordained by God. Both believe themselves beloved by their people. Both were exiled and returned home… but only one can make Scotland their own.

Linda McLean is a multi-award winning Scottish playwright whose work is characterised by poetry, mystery and great emotional depth. Her plays include Any Given Day; Strangers, Babies; Shimmer; One Good Beating; Riddance and many more. Artistic Director David Greig makes his Lyceum directorial debut with this World Premiere.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Glory on Earth are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Royal Lyceum Theatre

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

2nd July 2018 - 3rd July 2018
Don't miss singer, songwriter, and composer Rufus Wainwright when he comes to the Royal Lyceum Theatre as part of a summer UK tour!
Edinburgh International Festival: Waiting for Godot

Edinburgh International Festival: Waiting for Godot

3rd August 2018 - 12th August 2018
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett’s iconic absurdist play, is brought to life in what has been called its greatest production for 25 years.
Edinburgh International Festival:  La Maladie de la mort

Edinburgh International Festival: La Maladie de la mort

16th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
British director Katie Mitchell presents her own uncompromising stage adaptation of the provocative novella by Marguerite Duras.
Edinburgh International Festival:  The Prisoner

Edinburgh International Festival: The Prisoner

22nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Prisoner, co-written and co-directed by legendary theatre-maker Peter Brook, is a provocative exploration of some of the most compelling issues of our times.
Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

12th October 2018 - 3rd November 2018
This hugely romantic play is given a Caledonian heart in a new production by Citizens Theatre at the Royal Lyceum Theatre!
Wendy and Peter Pan

Wendy and Peter Pan

29th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Full of fairy-dust, adventure and all your favourite characters this magical story is everything a Christmas treat should be.

Theatre Events you might like...

Flamenco Live Student Spectacular
Flamenco Live Student Spectacular
23rd June 2018
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh South
Alba Flamenca takes the stage at Churchill Theatre on Saturday 23rd June for the annual end-of-year show.
Midsummer at the Castle: A Marriage
Midsummer at the Castle: A Marriage
24th June 2018
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Edinburgh Living History's promenade play 'A Marriage' is back due to popular demand in the beautiful grounds of Lauriston Castle.
Rock And Roll Revolution
Rock And Roll Revolution
27th June 2018
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh South
The Bluejays (Winners of the National Vintage Award for 'Best Band') present an electrifying and authentic tribute to the era when music changed the world forever.

Nights Out Events you might like...

The Best of Both Bands
The Best of Both Bands
23rd June 2018
Bristo Baptist Church, Edinburgh West
A joint concert with Bristo Community Concert Band and the Barrack Street Youth Band from Ireland playing a mix of favourites from film, swing and more on 23rd June.
Budapest Café Orchestra
Budapest Café Orchestra
23rd June 2018
Summerhall, Edinburgh South
Catch the Budapest Café Orchestra when they return to Summerhall for their fifth appearance on 23rd June!
Rip It Up Festival
Rip It Up Festival
23rd June 2018
Summerhall, Edinburgh South
NEHH - Join us for a day of world-class music to celebrate the opening of National Museums Scotland’s flagship exhibition “Rip it Up”.

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

The Royal Highland Show 2018
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June!
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2018 at Sighthill Park from 29th June until 8th July.
Let’s Rock Scotland
Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, is coming to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 23rd June with a fantastic lineup!
Sunday Sessions Scotland
Sunday Sessions Scotland, a new one-day music festival, is coming to Dalkeith Country Park on Sunday 24th June and headlining it will be the Kaiser Chiefs.
Wizard of Oz - The Beyond Broadway Experience
Join Dorothy and all her friends for this enchanting, epic production based on the 1939 film at the King's Theatre in July.

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »