Review Round-Ups

Critics enjoy Raine in Roots at Donmar
By Editorial Staff · 11 Oct 2013

James MacDonald's production of Roots, Arnold Wesker's 1958 working class classic, opened at the Donmar Warehouse this week. Starring Jessica Raine and Linda Bassett, it runs until 30 November

Critics divided over The Light Princess
By Editorial Staff · 10 Oct 2013
The long-awaited musical from Tori Amos The Light Princess opened at the National Theatre last night (9 October 2013). Starring Rosalie Craig, it runs until 9 January 2014
Mixed bag for Jamie Lloyd's Commitments
By Editorial Staff · 9 Oct 2013

Jamie Lloyd's production of Roddy Doyle's The Commitments opened at the Palace Theatre last night (8 September 2013), where it's currently booking until 26 January 2014

Critics enjoy Richard Eyre's Almeida Ghosts
By Editorial Staff · 7 Oct 2013

Richard Eyre's production of Ibsen's classic about a woman struggling with prejudice whilst dealing with her late husband's affairs opened at the Almeida Theatre last week. Starring Lesley Manville and Will Keen, it runs until 23 November

Handbagged a hit for the Tricycle
By Editorial Staff · 3 Oct 2013

Moira Buffini's new play, born from the Tricycle's Women, Power and Politics in 2010, opened at the Tricycle Theatre this week. Starring Stella Gonet, Fenella Woolgar, Marion Bailey and Claire Holman, it runs until 16 November

Is Menier's Lyons a roaring success?
By Editorial Staff · 1 Oct 2013

Nicky Silver's black comedy The Lyons opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory last week. Starring Isla Blair, Nicholas Day, Charlotte Randall and Tom Ellis, it runs until 16 November

Henry Goodman's Arturo Ui proves ir-resistible
By Editorial Staff · 26 Sep 2013

Jonathan Church's production of Brecht's Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui opened at the Duchess Theatre last night (25 September 2013). Starring Henry Goodman in the title role, it runs until 7 December 2013

Sher causes critical Hysteria at Hampstead
By Editorial Staff · 24 Sep 2013

Terry Johnson's Hysteria, about a meeting between Salvador Dali and Sigmund Freud, opened at the Hampstead Theatre recently following its revival in Bath last year. Starring Antony Sher and Adrian Schiller, it runs until 12 October.

Much Ado over Rylance's "senseless" production
By Editorial Staff · 20 Sep 2013

Mark Rylance's production of Much Ado About Nothing starring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave opened at the Old Vic last night (19 September 2013), where it runs until 30 November

Thumbs up for Rory Kinnear's debut The Herd
By Editorial Staff · 19 Sep 2013

Rory Kinnear's writing debut The Herd opened at the Bush Theatre last night (18 September 2013). Starring Kenneth Cranham, Louise Brealey and Amanda Root, it runs until 26 October