Review Round-Ups

Royal Court's Adler & Gibb splits critics

Tim Crouch's latest work, running at the Royal Court until 5 July, proves divisive

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy star in 'splendid' Skylight
By Alexandria Pliskaner

Stephen Daldry's revival of David Hare's Skylight starring Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan and Matthew Beard opened at the Wyndham's theatre last night

Mr Burns divides the critics
By Alexandria Pliskaner

The Almeida's production of Anne Washburn's 'post-electric' play, which sees a group of apocalypse survivors attempt to recreate an episode of The Simpsons, was either 'brilliantly inventive' or 'excruciating'

Brian Friel's Fathers and Sons is a 'deeply satisfying mix'
By Alexandria Pliskaner

Lyndsey Turner's production starring Seth Numrich, Anthony Calf and Joshua James, opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night

Spacey returns to Old Vic in 'barnstorming' Clarence Darrow
By Alexandria Pliskaner

Spacey has reprised a familiar character at the Old Vic and coolly handled a mobile phone interruption on opening night

Critics praise 'wired' Kathleen Turner in Bakersfield Mist
By Alexandria Pliskaner

Find out what critics made of the European premiere of Bakersfield Mist at the Duchess Theatre, starring award-winning duo Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid

Spectacular Miss Saigon lands back in the West End

Laurence Connor's hotly anticipated West End revival of Boublil and Schonberg's Vietnam War-set musical opened to press at the Prince Edward Theatre last night

RSC's Mantel pieces transfer in triumph
By Jay Julier

The Royal Shakespeare Company's epic adaptations of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies arrive at the West End's Aldwych Theatre following their premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon

The Pajama Game shines at Shaftesbury
By Jay Julier

Transferring from the Chichester Minerva to the Shaftesbury Theatre is no mean feat, but Richard Eyre's 'joyous' revival has pulled it off

Did musical Water Babies sink or swim?
By Jay Julier

The musical adaptation struggles to make a splash with critics as it premieres at the Curve in Leicester