Review Round-Ups

Ballyturk divides views at National
By Nicole Goldstein

Edna Walsh's 'deliciously strange' new play at the NT Lyttelton stars Cillian Murphy, Mikel Murfi and Stephen Rea

Verdicts in on Maxine Peake's Hamlet
By Nicole Goldstein

Sarah Frankcom's gender bending retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy opened at the Royal Exchange to a mixed bag of reviews

Anna Chancellor leads Wolf from the Door at Royal Court
By Rebecca Donn

Rory Mullarkey's new play is 'an attack on modern political apathy'

Critics bow down to King Charles III
By Nicole Goldstein

Mike Bartlett's drama starring Tim Pigott-Smith and directed by Rupert Goold rules over the Wyndham's Theatre

Critics enjoy 'brilliant and lacerating' True West
By Nicole Goldstein

Sam Shephard's 1980's play revived under the direction of Phillip Breen at the Tricycle Theatre stars Alex Ferns, Barbara Rafferty and Eugene O'Hare

Opinions collide with Breeders
By Editorial Staff

The first show in the One Stage season at the St James Theatre starring Tamzin Outhwaite, Angela Griffin, Jemima Rooper and Nicholas Burns had a mixed critical reaction

Critics mixed over Almeida's Little Revolution

Alecky Blythe's new verbatim piece opened at the Almeida earlier this week

Matthew Kelly and cast impress in Bean's Toast
By Rebecca Donn

The first London revival of Richard Bean's debut play - which marked the final outing for the Telegraph's retiring critic Charles Spencer - is "beautifully played"

Critics enjoy Chichester Guys and Dolls

Gordon Greenberg's production at Chichester Festival Theatre has proved popular

Rona Munro's James Plays reign at Edinburgh
By Rebecca Donn

'These plays are more than a reaction to a referendum. They are an astonishing dramatic achievement.'