Review Round-Ups

Critics fall for Shakespeare in Love

Lee Hall's adaptation of the 1998 film, which stars Tom Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen, opened at the Noel Coward Theatre last night

Helen McCory masters Medea at the National
By Rebecca Donn

The show opened at the Olivier in the National Theatre to a warm reception

Amadeus consistently impresses critics
By Rebecca Donn

Rupert Everett stars as Salieri in Chichester Festival Theatre's newly re-opened main space

Martin Freeman provokes mixed reactions as Richard III

Jamie Lloyd's 70s-set production at Trafalgar Studios opened last night

Oliver Cotton's Daytona splits the critics
By Rebecca Donn

Maureen Lipman, Oliver Cotton and Harry Shearer star in the transfer from the Park Theatre at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Critics enjoy Richard Armitage in 'thrilling' production of The Crucible

Yael Farber's production of Arthur Miller's classic was well received, despite its three and a half hour running time

Mixed bag for Monty Python at the O2
By Alexandria Pliskaner

Over 30 years since their last live appearance, the five remaining members of Monty Python's Flying Circus take to the stage at the O2 for their final ever shows. What did the critics think?

'Excellent' Billie Piper stars in Richard Bean's 'bluntly entertaining' Great Britain

Nicholas Hytner directs Billie Piper in Richard Bean's new satire at the National Theatre

Mixed bag for Tricycle's glamorous Colby Sisters
By Alexandria Pliskaner

The conflicting siblings in Adam Bock's The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania yielded conflicted feelings among the critics

Critics in a whirl over Arcola's Carousel
By Alexandria Pliskaner

The classic musical receives an updated, intimate revival at the Arcola