Review Round-Ups

Handbagged a hit for the Tricycle
By Editorial Staff
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
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
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
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
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
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
Are Sheridan Smith and David Walliams a Dream combination?
By Editorial Staff
Michael Grandage's hippy-fied West End staging of A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Sheridan Smith and David Walliams, gets a solid range of 3-5 star reviews
Good Evans! Barking in Essex splits the crits
By Editorial Staff
Clive Exton's new comedy Barking in Essex opened at the Wyndham's Theatre last night (16 September 2013). Following a family of dysfunctional Essex criminals, it stars Lee Evans, Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes, and runs until 4 January 2014
Critics divided over Dennis Kelly's Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas
By Editorial Staff
Dennis Kelly's Royal Court debut The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas opened at the Royal Court last night (11 September 2013). Telling the story of a man caught up in capitalist greed, it is directed by Vicky Featherstone and runs until 19 October 2013
Mixed bag for National's Edward II
By Editorial Staff
Joe Hill-Gibbins' radical revival of Marlowe's Edward II, starring John Heffernan in the title role, opened at the NT Olivier last night (5 September)