Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Donmar\'s Alright on the Night?
By Editorial Staff
Derek Jacobi pulled up his yellow stockings to face the critics in Twelfth Night this week at the Wyndham\'s theatre, stepping into the ample shoes left by Kenneth Branagh after he wowed th
Review Round-up: Is Bennett Another Great Dane?
By Editorial Staff
The highly-anticipated London opening of Gregory Doran\'s RSC production of Hamlet went ahead last night without its star attraction. Laid low by a bad back, David Tennant was replaced with
Review Round-up: Nunn’s Music Hits the High Notes
By Editorial Staff
After his critical flop Gone With the Wind closed prematurely at the New London earlier in the year, Trevor Nunn made his musical comeback at the Menier Chocolate Factory last week (3 Decem
Review Round-up: Carousel Stars Shine at Savoy?
By Editorial Staff
The new revival of Carousel, starring opera soprano Lesley Garrett (pictured), opened to critics at the Savoy theatre last night (2 December 2008, previews from 22 November), the first major
Review Round-up: Critics Wig Out for McCraney?
By Editorial Staff
Dominic Cook’s production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s new play Wig Out! opened last Friday (28 November 2008, previews from 20 November), at the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre downstairs, ...
Review Round-up: Warm Welcome for Dark House?
By Editorial Staff
In a Dark Dark House, the latest work from American dramatist Neil Labute, made its European premiere at the Almeida last week (27 November 2008, previews from 20 November), to a star-studd
Review Round-up: Donmar Hosts Happy Renuion
By Editorial Staff
The Donmar’s revival of TS Eliot’s rarely-performed verse drama The Family Reunion opened this week (25 November 2008, previews from 20 November), forming the centrepiece of the Donmar’s ...
Review Round-up: Sun Shines on August Transfer
By Editorial Staff
The Chicago Steppenwolf production of Tracy Letts\' August: Osage County opened to critics at the NT Lyttelton last night (26 November 2008, previews from 21 November) with most original ...
Review Round-up: Will New London Imagine a Hit?
By Editorial Staff
Critics got their first view of the new so-called “Holocaust musical” Imagine This last night (19 November 2008, previews from 4 November) at the West End’s New London Theatre (See Toda
Review Round-up: Pirates Walk Plank in Treasure
By Editorial Staff
Perennial screen baddie Keith Allen made his West End debut last night (17 November 2008, previews from 7 November) playing pirate Long John Silver in Ken Ludwig’s new stage adaptation of