Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Were Critics Bitter About Lemon?
By Editorial Staff
The final production in the Royal Court’s Wallace Shawn season opened in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs this week (See Today's 1st Night Photos), a revival of Shawn's 1985 play Aunt Dan
Review Round-up: Hampstead Short of Friends
By Editorial Staff
The Hampstead Theatre presented the latest production in its 50th Anniversary season this week (26 May 2009, previews from 21 May) – the world premiere of April de Angelis' dark comedy Amongs
Review Round-up: Charman Latest Well Observed
By Editorial Staff
The Observer, the latest play by former Whatsonstage.com staffer Matt Charman, received its world premiere last week (20 May 2009, previews from 13 May) at the National Theatre, running in rep ...
Review Round-up: Aussie Rain Shines for Critics?
By Editorial Staff
Australian stage and screen writer Andrew Bovell’s climate change epic When the Rain Stops Falling received its European premiere last Thursday (21 May 2009, previews from 14 May) at the
Review Round-up: Did Shawn Get Flying Colours?
By Editorial Staff
Acclaimed American actor and playwright Wallace Shawn premiered his new play Grasses of a Thousand Colours at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs this week (18 May 2009, previews from 14 May), as ...
Review Round-up: Ibsen's House Gets a Makeover
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Following Samuel Adamson's recent Little Eyolf and Lucy Kirkwood's Hedda, Zinnie Harris became the latest playwright to update Ibsen with her much-anticipated new adaptation of the N
Review Round-up: Duet Makes West End Return
By Editorial Staff
Tom Kempinski’s two-hander Duet for One made a return to the West End for the first time in nearly 30 years this week, transferring from the Almeida Theatre to the Vaudeville replete with
Review Round-up: Is Starry Godot Worth the Wait?
By Editorial Staff
Sting and Paul McCartney seemed impressed (See Also Today’s 1st Night Photos), but did the much-anticipated Ian McKellen-Patrick Stewart double act win over critics as well as rock royalty? Fo
Review Round-up: Globe's Young Hearts in R&J
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The new 'Young Hearts' season at Shakespeare's Globe kicked off last week (30 April, previews from 23 April), with newcomers Ellie Kendrick and Adetomiwa Edun (pictured) leading a suitably youthfu
Review Round-up: Jukebox Show to Shout! About?
By Editorial Staff
Hi-de-Hi’s Su Pollard has returned to the West End in the 1960s jukebox musical Shout!, which opened on 29 April 2009 (previews from 17 April) at the Arts Theatre, where it’s