Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Carmen Jones Feels the Rhythm
By Editorial Staff
Carmen Jones, Oscar Hammerstein II’s 1943 musical adaptation of Bizet’s classic 1875 opera, received a major revival this week (Tuesday 31 July 2007, previews from 25 July) at the ...
Review Round-up: Take Flight Struggles to Take Off
By Editorial Staff
Take Flight, the new Maltby and Shire musical, received its world premiere on 25 July 2007 (previews from 11 July) at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where it continues its limited season until ...
Review Round-up: Did Hothouse Turn Up the Heat?
By Editorial Staff
Harold Pinter’s lesser-known early play The Hothouse was revived last night (18 July 2007, previews from 11 July) at the National Theatre, where it continues in rep in the NT Lyttelton unti
Review Round-up: Critics Feel Joseph Joie de Vivre
By Editorial Staff
The hype was huge, the expectation huge, the opening night huge. Any Dream Will Do reality TV winner Lee Mead (pictured) finally claimed his prize last night (17 July 2007, previews from 6 ...
Review Round-up: Does Orlando Bloom on Stage?
By Editorial Staff
Pirates of the Caribbean screen star Orlando Bloom made his highly anticipated professional stage debut last night (16 July 2007, previews from 5 July) in the West End revival of David Storey
Review Round-up: Love? Globe Labours to Impress
By Editorial Staff
On Bankside, the Globe’s season continues despite intrusions from poor weather and cast illnesses (See News, 12 Jun 2007). Artistic director Dominic Dromgoole helms their first-ever production of ...
Review Round-up: Duff’s Joan Turns Critics Saintly
By Editorial Staff
The first George Bernard Shaw revival at the National Theatre in 13 years, Saint Joan opened last night (11 July, previews started 5 July) in the NT Olivier as part of this year’s £10 ...
Review Round-up: Critics Hear Suchet’s Confession
By Editorial Staff
Following a run at the Chichester Festival Theatre and a brief regional tour, The Last Confession - Roger Crane’s new Vatican-set thriller starring David Suchet (pictured), opened on Monday ...
Review Round-up: Plagued Merchant Strikes Gold?
By Editorial Staff
The Globe’s new production of The Merchant of Venice suffered several setbacks this summer, including recastings of both Portia and Gratiano (see News, 12 June 2007), but despite the adver
Review Round-up: A Dire Critical Fate for Kismet?
By Editorial Staff
With rumours of backstage feuding between director Gary Griffin and choreographer Javier De Frutos, who withdrew from the production last week (See The Goss, 25 Jun 2007), a cancelled preview and ...