Review Round-Ups

Rona Munro's James Plays reign at Edinburgh
By Rebecca Donn
'These plays are more than a reaction to a referendum. They are an astonishing dramatic achievement.'
Kevin Elyot 'restored and justly celebrated' in My Night With Reg
By Rebecca Donn
The show opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night, just two months after its author, Kevin Elyot lost his battle with a long term illness
Gillian Anderson dazzles in A Streetcar Named Desire
By Rebecca Donn
The modern take on Tennessee Williams' classic play at the Young Vic impresses critics across the board
Critics fall for Shakespeare in Love
Lee Hall's adaptation of the 1998 film, which stars Tom Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen, opened at the Noel Coward Theatre last night
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?