Review Round-Ups

Critics go wild again for Sunny Afternoon
By Nicole Goldstein

The Kinks musical, created by Ray Davies, brings the house down at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Barbican's Wild Duck not to all tastes
By Rebecca Donn

'Not so much an adaptation as an updated reinvention of Ibsen's extraordinary play'

Sting's The Last Ship sails to Broadway
By Nicole Goldstein

In a rare transatlantic Review Round-Up, we look at the critics' reactions to Sting's new musical as it arrives at the Neil Simon Studio in New York

Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly shine in Memphis
By Rebecca Donn

Critics don't entirely agree about the merits of the Broadway import, but are unanimous about the star power of the two leads

Neville's Island leaves critics all at sea

The West End transfer of the Chichester Festival Theatre production opened at the Duke of York's Theatre last night

David Baddiel's Infidel short on believers
By Nicole Goldstein

Baddiel's screen-to-stage musical premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East last week

Scottsboro Boys dazzles at Garrick
By Rebecca Donn

The West End transfer of the Young Vic production is 'fierce, bold and relentlessly entertaining'

Mitchell and Stephens chop down Cherry Orchard
By Rebecca Donn

Katie Mitchell's production of Simon Stephens' trimmed down adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard opened last night

Jane Horrocks shines in East is East
By Nicole Goldstein

Horrocks steals the spotlight in the Trafalgar Transformed revival of Ayub Khan Din's award-winning comedy

Imelda Staunton triumphs in Gypsy
By Nicole Goldstein

Jonathan Kent's production is 'another hit' for Chichester