Review Round-Ups

Brian Friel's Fathers and Sons is a 'deeply satisfying mix'
By Alexandria Pliskaner · 11 Jun 2014 · London, West End

Lyndsey Turner's production starring Seth Numrich, Anthony Calf and Joshua James, opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night

Spacey returns to Old Vic in 'barnstorming' Clarence Darrow
By Alexandria Pliskaner · 6 Jun 2014 · London, West End

Spacey has reprised a familiar character at the Old Vic and coolly handled a mobile phone interruption on opening night

Critics praise 'wired' Kathleen Turner in Bakersfield Mist
By Alexandria Pliskaner · 28 May 2014 · London, West End

Find out what critics made of the European premiere of Bakersfield Mist at the Duchess Theatre, starring award-winning duo Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid

Spectacular Miss Saigon lands back in the West End
By Rosie Bannister · 22 May 2014 · London, West End

Laurence Connor's hotly anticipated West End revival of Boublil and Schonberg's Vietnam War-set musical opened to press at the Prince Edward Theatre last night

RSC's Mantel pieces transfer in triumph
By Jay Julier · 19 May 2014 · London, West End

The Royal Shakespeare Company's epic adaptations of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies arrive at the West End's Aldwych Theatre following their premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon

The Pajama Game shines at Shaftesbury
By Jay Julier · 14 May 2014 · London, West End

Transferring from the Chichester Minerva to the Shaftesbury Theatre is no mean feat, but Richard Eyre's 'joyous' revival has pulled it off

Did musical Water Babies sink or swim?
By Jay Julier · 7 May 2014 · Leicester, London, West End

The musical adaptation struggles to make a splash with critics as it premieres at the Curve in Leicester

Bloody marvellous? Titus Andronicus returns to The Globe
By Jay Julier · 7 May 2014 · London, West End

Lucy Bailey's bloody Titus Andronicus, returning after its notorious premiere in 2006, caused at least one critic to wince

Critics appraise Lavery's Believers at Tricycle
By Editorial Staff · 30 Apr 2014 · London, Off-West End

Physical theatre specialists Frantic Assembly bring Bryony Lavery's 'riveting' new piece, about two families flung together amid the recent floods, to the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn

James Graham's Privacy impresses critics
By Rosie Bannister · 23 Apr 2014 · London, West End

James Graham's latest play, looking at the collection and use of our personal data, opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night