Review Round-Ups

Review Round-Up: Mixed bag for Barnum
By Editorial Staff
Chichester Festival Theatre's revival of circus extravaganza Barnum, in its new temporary 1,400 seat 'big top', opened to press last week (24 July 2013)
Review Round-Up: Chiwetel Ejiofor is a hit in A Season in the Congo
By Editorial Staff
The UK premiere of Aimé Césaire's 1966 play A Season in the Congo, documenting the rise and fall of the Congo's first democratically elected Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, opened at the Young Vic last week (16 July 2013)
Review Round-Up: New Punchdrunk premieres in Paddington
By Editorial Staff
Immersive theatre company Punchdrunk's latest show, The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable opened at Temple Studios, Paddington, last night (17 July 2013)
Review Round-Up: Mixed bag for Color Purple at the Chocolate Factory
By Editorial Staff
The Menier Chocolate Factory's production of The Color Purple opened last night (15 July 2013). The musical, based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, stars Cynthia Erivo and Nicola Hughes and runs until 14 September 2013
Review Round-Up: Are new Ladykillers on the money?
By Editorial Staff
The revival of Graham Linehan's WhatsOnStage award-winning comedy The Ladykillers opened at the Vaudeville Theatre this week (9 July 2013). Starring Ralf Little, Simon Day and John Gordon Sinclair, it runs until 25 October 2013
Review Round-Up: Branagh returns in 'thrilling' MIF Macbeth
By Editorial Staff
Manchester International Festival's production of Macbeth starring Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston, directed by Branagh and Rob Ashford, opened last week, and runs until 20 July
Review Round-Up: Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor in Private Lives transfer
By Editorial Staff
Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Noel Coward's Private Lives opened at the Gielgud Theatre last night (3 July 2013). Starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor, it runs until 21 September
Review Round-Up: Lenny Henry shines in Paulette Randall's Fences
By Editorial Staff
The Theatre Royal Bath's production of August Wilson's Fences directed by Paulette Randall opened at the Duchess Theatre this week (26 June 2013). Starring Lenny Henry, it runs until 14 September 2013
Review Round-Up: Pride and Prejudice in the Open Air
By Editorial Staff
Simon Reade's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice opened this week at the Open Air Theatre. Starring Jane Asher, David Oakes and Jennifer Kirby, it runs until 20 July 2013
Review Round-Up: Is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a treat?
By Editorial Staff
Sam Mendes' production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane last night (25 June 2013). With music by Marc Shaiman, it stars Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka