Review Round-Ups

Dame Angela Lansbury shows Blithe Spirit
By Andi Kaufman
After an absence of 40 years, Angela Lansbury 'returns in triumph' to the West End to reprise her 2009 Broadway portrayal of Madame Arcati
Is Urinetown flushed with success?
By Andi Kaufman
The satirical American musical receives its UK premiere at the St James Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd
Mixed bag for Peter Gill's Donmar Versailles
By Editorial Staff
The new play, set after the conclusion of the First World War, stars Francesca Annis, Barbara Flynn and Gwilym Lee and opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night (27 February 2014)
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)