Review Round-Ups

Helen McCory masters Medea at the National
By Rebecca Donn
The show opened at the Olivier in the National Theatre to a warm reception
Amadeus consistently impresses critics
By Rebecca Donn
Rupert Everett stars as Salieri in Chichester Festival Theatre's newly re-opened main space
Martin Freeman provokes mixed reactions as Richard III
Jamie Lloyd's 70s-set production at Trafalgar Studios opened last night
Oliver Cotton's Daytona splits the critics
By Rebecca Donn
Maureen Lipman, Oliver Cotton and Harry Shearer star in the transfer from the Park Theatre at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Critics enjoy Richard Armitage in 'thrilling' production of The Crucible
Yael Farber's production of Arthur Miller's classic was well received, despite its three and a half hour running time
Mixed bag for Monty Python at the O2
By Alexandria Pliskaner
Over 30 years since their last live appearance, the five remaining members of Monty Python's Flying Circus take to the stage at the O2 for their final ever shows. What did the critics think?
'Excellent' Billie Piper stars in Richard Bean's 'bluntly entertaining' Great Britain
Nicholas Hytner directs Billie Piper in Richard Bean's new satire at the National Theatre
Mixed bag for Tricycle's glamorous Colby Sisters
By Alexandria Pliskaner
The conflicting siblings in Adam Bock's The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania yielded conflicted feelings among the critics
Critics in a whirl over Arcola's Carousel
By Alexandria Pliskaner
The classic musical receives an updated, intimate revival at the Arcola
Royal Court's Adler & Gibb splits critics
Tim Crouch's latest work, running at the Royal Court until 5 July, proves divisive