Review Round-Ups

Lesley Sharp shines in National's Taste of Honey
By Andi Kaufman · 20 Feb 2014

Shelagh Delaney's 1958 drama A Taste of Honey, written when she was just 18, has been revived at the National Theatre

Terry Johnson revives Oh What a Lovely War
By Andi Kaufman · 12 Feb 2014

The 1963 musical which recalls the gruesome events of WWI has returned to its original home the Theatre Royal, Stratford East

Review Round-up: Mixed bag for Morgan's Mistress Contract
By Editorial Staff · 6 Feb 2014

Abi Morgan's new play The Mistress Contract, adapted from the transcripts of a real-life couple, premiered at the Royal Court last night to a decidedly lukewarm critical reception

Review Round-up: Juliet Stevenson's up to her neck in Happy Days
By Editorial Staff · 5 Feb 2014

Beckett's Happy Days, which famously features a character who spends her time immersed in a mound of earth, has been revived at the Young Vic starring Juliet Stevenson

Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale's 'extraordinary' Lear
By Editorial Staff · 24 Jan 2014

Sam Mendes' production of King Lear starring Simon Russell Beale opened at the NT Olivier last night (23 January 2014)

'Luminous' Gemma Arterton 'dazzles' in new candlelit venue
By Ben Hewis · 16 Jan 2014

Opening the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Dominic Dromgoole's production of The Duchess of Malfi shines bright, for most

Is Stephen Ward a hit for Lloyd Webber?
By Editorial Staff · 23 Dec 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber is no stranger to a mixed critical reception, and his new musical based on the 1963 Profumo Affair, which premiered at the Aldwych Theatre last week, is no exception

Tom Hiddleston impresses with 'compelling' Coriolanus
By Editorial Staff · 19 Dec 2013

Josie Rourke's production of Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston in the title role opened at the Donmar Warehouse this week, where it runs until 8 February

Smith leads 'dangerously entertaining' American Psycho
By Editorial Staff · 13 Dec 2013

Doctor Who's Matt Smith has returned to the stage to star in a new musical adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis' cult novel. Did his Patrick Bateman charm the critics?

Critics divided over Duck House
By Editorial Staff · 13 Dec 2013

A new satire about the MPs expenses scandal opened at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre earlier this week and split opinion