Review Round-Ups

'Sharp, sardonic' Rules for Living ends Hytner's National tenure
By Editorial Staff
Sam Holcroft's new play, directed by Marianne Elliott, opened at the NT Dorfman last night
Mixed bag for Mole musical
A new musical based on Sue Townsend's classic The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole premiered at Leicester Curve last night to a mixed reception from critics
Did critics enjoy playing Mike Bartlett's Game?
The new play from the author of Bull and King Charles III opened at the Almeida Theatre last night
Is Ralph Fiennes a Superman in Shaw's play?
Simon Godwin's production of Man and Superman runs at the National Theatre until 17 May
Do critics think Carole King musical is Beautiful?
Katie Brayben stars as Carole King in this Broadway transfer that opened at the Aldwych Theatre last night
'Chemistry-rich' Closer comes to Donmar
David Leveaux's production of Patrick Marber's 1997 play opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night - how did the critics react?
Critics praise 'richly unusual' Farinelli and the King
By Editorial Staff
Mark Rylance makes his debut in the Globe's indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in his wife Claire van Kampen's play with music
Mixed bag for Maxine Peake-led How to Hold Your Breath
By Editorial Staff
Zinnie Harris's 'Brechtian fable' at the Royal Court is praised for its 'epic ambition' but labelled a 'bumpy ride'
Di and Viv and Rose is 'moving and surprising'
Amelia Bullmore's play transferred to the West End last week
James McAvoy is 'mesmerising' in The Ruling Class
Jamie Lloyd's final production in his second Trafalgar Transformed season opened last night