Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Redmayne Shines Now & Later
By Editorial Staff
The world premiere production of Christopher Shinn’s US election drama Now or Later, a timely exploration of the tension between liberalism and fundamentalism in American politics, ope
Review Round-up: Did Eurobeat Win Critics\' Vote?
By Editorial Staff
Eurobeat - the Eurovision parody heralded as the “world’s first interactive musical”, opened on Tuesday at the Novello theatre (9 September 2008, previews from 4 September), chee
Review Round-up: Rivers Makes Good Progress?
By Editorial Staff
American comedienne Joan Rivers’ (pictured) auto-biographical show, Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress, hit London last week (5 September 2008, previews from 29 August)
Review Round-up: Bourne Goes Wilde with Dorian
By Editorial Staff
As Matthew Bourne’s world premiere of Dorian Gray hits town tonight (2 September 2008) for a limited season to 14 September at Sadler’s Wells, the home base for the director/choreograph
Review Round-up: Thank Heaven for Open Air Gigi
By Editorial Staff
Chaim Topol (also known as just Topol) returned to the London stage last week (14 August 2008, previews from 6 August) to take on the role of bemused narrator Honore in the first major London re
Review Round-up: Is Roger Rough Enough for Piaf?
By Editorial Staff
The 30th anniversary revival of Pam Gem’s 1978 bio-play Piaf starring Argentine actress Elena Roger as the French icon Edith Piaf opened at the Donmar Warehouse on Wednesday (13 August, p
Review Round-up: Is Tennant Hamlet Hype or Hit?
By Editorial Staff
After all the hype and nearly a year’s wait, Doctor Who star David Tennant’s has at last given us – or at least the critics – his Hamlet. Gregory Doran’s wildly anticipated Royal
Review Round-up: Connie Fisher\'s Song in Tune?
By Editorial Staff
The first major London revival of Neil Simon’s musical They\'re Playing Our Song, starring Alistair McGowan and Connie Fisher, opened last night (4 August 2008, previews from 25 July) at th
Review Round-up: Naked Ambition at the National
By Editorial Staff
Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s Suffragette drama Her Naked Skin, the final production in the Travelex season and the first new play written by a woman to premiere on the National’s 100-seat Olivier
Review Round-up: Mitchell Finds some trace of a Hit
By Editorial Staff
Directed by Katie Mitchell and inspired by Dostoevsky’s 1869 Russian novel The Idiot, the premiere production of …some trace of her opened at the National Theatre on Wednesday nigh