Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Everett shows his Wilde side again
By Editorial Staff · 23 Jan 2013 · West End
The West End transfer of the Hampstead's production of The Judas Kiss opened at the Duke of York's Theatre last night (22 January 2013).Starring Rupert Everett and Freddie Fox, David HareR
Review Round-up: Stenham's Quarter runs the gamut
By Rosie Bannister · 17 Jan 2013 · West End
Polly Stenham's new play No Quarter, her third following the acclaimed That Face and Tusk Tusk, premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs this week (16 January 2013). Picking up on themes
Review Round-up: Critics cast eye over Silence of the Sea
By Editorial Staff · 17 Jan 2013 · West End
Part of the Donmar Trafalgar season, The Silence of the Sea opened at Trafalgar Studios this week (14 January 2013).Secretly published as a novella in 1942, Vercors' story examines an ex
Review Round-up: Did Shaw's Mariner sink or swim?
By Editorial Staff · 14 Jan 2013 · West End
The Young Vic's production of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner ran at the Old Vic Tunnels last week (4-13 January 2013). Telling the story of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voya
Review Round-up: Cirque rolls back to town with Kooza
By Rosie Bannister · 10 Jan 2013 · West End
Cirque du Soleil's latest residency at the Royal Albert Hall, titled Kooza, opened to press this week (8 January 2013).The show, which premiered in April 2007, is billed as "a return to the ...
Review Round-up: Crimp divides critics with Republic of Happiness
By Editorial Staff · 18 Dec 2012 · West End
The Royal Court has served up its annual 'alternative' Christmas show, which this year sees Martin Crimp offer a dystopian retelling of a traditional festive family gathering. In the Republic of
Review Round-up: Frosty reception for Viva Forever!
By Editorial Staff · 12 Dec 2012 · West End
Viva Forever!, the Spice Girls musical from Mamma Mia! supremo Judy Craymer, premiered last night at a celebrity-packed Piccadilly Theatre. The show is billed as a comedy musical abou
Review Round-up: Critics inspect Grandage's Privates
By Editorial Staff · 11 Dec 2012 · West End
The first of Michael Grandage's glittering West End season, Privates on Parade opened to press last night (10 December 2012).Simon Russell Beale plays the cross-dressing Captain Dennis whose ...
Review Round-up: Headley hits high notes in Bodyguard
By Editorial Staff · 7 Dec 2012 · West End
Screen-to-stage musical The Bodyguard has premiered at the Adelphi Theatre, starring Heather Headley and Lloyd Owen in the roles immortalised in the 1992 film by Whitney Houston and Kevin ...
Review Round-up: Did critics hail Donmar's Caesar?
By Editorial Staff · 5 Dec 2012 · West End
The all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse opened this week (4 December 2012, previews from 29 November).Shakespeare's raw and eternal study of power features in the ...