Review Round-Ups

'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

Critics enjoy Grandage's Henry V starring Jude Law
By Editorial Staff · 9 Dec 2013

The last in Michael Grandage's West End season, Henry V, opened at the Noel Coward Theatre last week. Starring Jude Law in the title role, it runs until 22 February 2014

Mixed bag for Kathy Burke's Once a Catholic
By Editorial Staff · 2 Dec 2013

Once A Catholic, directed by Kathy Burke, opened at the Tricycle Theatre last week. Starring Molly Logan, it is set in a convent girls' school in 1950's London, and runs until 18 January 2014

Craig Warner's Strangers on a Train opens at Gielgud
By Editorial Staff · 20 Nov 2013

Adapted for the stage by Craig Warner, Strangers on a Train opened last night at the Gielgud Theatre. This psychological thriller stars Laurence Fox, Jack Huston and Miranda Raison and runs until 22 February 2014

Critics admire Dame Edna's final flourish
By Editorial Staff · 19 Nov 2013

Eat Pray Laugh! starring Barry Humphries and his many comic alter egos opened at the London Palladium earlier this week. The farewell tour runs until 5 January at the Palladium before touring

Rickson revives Butterworth's 'exhilaratingly violent' Mojo
By Editorial Staff · 14 Nov 2013

Ian Rickson's all-star West End revival of Jez Butterworth's 1995 play is 'set to become a smash hit all over again'