Review Round-Ups

Critics enjoy Globe's Knight of the Burning Pestle
By Editorial Staff
The latest offering from the Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse opened last night (27 February 2014)
The Full Monty gets exposed to critics
By Editorial Staff
Daniel Evans' production transferred to the West End's Noel Coward Theatre where it opened last night
Lesley Sharp shines in National's Taste of Honey
By Andi Kaufman
Shelagh Delaney's 1958 drama A Taste of Honey, written when she was just 18, has been revived at the National Theatre
Terry Johnson revives Oh What a Lovely War
By Andi Kaufman
The 1963 musical which recalls the gruesome events of WWI has returned to its original home the Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Review Round-up: Mixed bag for Morgan's Mistress Contract
By Editorial Staff
Abi Morgan's new play The Mistress Contract, adapted from the transcripts of a real-life couple, premiered at the Royal Court last night to a decidedly lukewarm critical reception
Review Round-up: Juliet Stevenson's up to her neck in Happy Days
By Editorial Staff
Beckett's Happy Days, which famously features a character who spends her time immersed in a mound of earth, has been revived at the Young Vic starring Juliet Stevenson
Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale's 'extraordinary' Lear
By Editorial Staff
Sam Mendes' production of King Lear starring Simon Russell Beale opened at the NT Olivier last night (23 January 2014)
'Luminous' Gemma Arterton 'dazzles' in new candlelit venue
Opening the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Dominic Dromgoole's production of The Duchess of Malfi shines bright, for most
Is Stephen Ward a hit for Lloyd Webber?
By Editorial Staff
Andrew Lloyd Webber is no stranger to a mixed critical reception, and his new musical based on the 1963 Profumo Affair, which premiered at the Aldwych Theatre last week, is no exception
Tom Hiddleston impresses with 'compelling' Coriolanus
By Editorial Staff
Josie Rourke's production of Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston in the title role opened at the Donmar Warehouse this week, where it runs until 8 February