Review Round-Ups

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

Young Vic's View From the Bridge is a resounding hit
By Rosie Bannister · 15 Apr 2014 · London, Off-West End

Ivo van Hove's production starring Mark Strong, Nicola Walker and Phoebe Fox gets four and five stars across the board

Critics split over Simon Stephens' Birdland
By Rosie Bannister · 11 Apr 2014 · London, Off-West End

Andrew Scott stars in Stephens' new play directed by Carrie Cracknell which opened at the Royal Court earlier this week

Review Round Up: Ayckbourn back in National Theatre Business
By Editorial Staff · 10 Apr 2014 · London, West End

After premiering on the Olivier stage in 1987, Alan Ayckbourn's allegorical play returns to the National, starring Nigel Lindsay as the corrupted Jack McCracken

Critics acclaim Let the Right One In at Apollo
By Andi Kaufman · 9 Apr 2014 · London, West End

After a collapsed ceiling halted performances at the Apollo Theatre for more than four months, the venue re-opened this week with Jack Thorne's acclaimed stage adaptation of a vampiric love story

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels convinces the critics
By Editorial Staff · 3 Apr 2014 · London, West End

Critics enjoyed Jerry Mitchell's production of the Broadway musical which opened at the Savoy Theatre last night

It's a 'yes' from the critics as Harry Hill's I Can't Sing! opens
By Rosie Bannister · 27 Mar 2014 · London, West End

The X Factor musical, starring Cynthia Erivo and Nigel Harman, opened at the London Palladium last night to critical acclaim