Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Did Hodge Sparkle in La Cage?
By Editorial Staff
The West End got a hefty dose of pre-panto season drag last week when the Menier Chocolate Factory revival of La Cage Aux Folles transferred to the Playhouse (See 1st Night Photos, 31 Oct 200
Review Round-up: A Fiennes Reception for Oedipus
By Editorial Staff
Jonathan Kent’s National Theatre production of Oedipus opened last night at the NT Olivier (16 October 2008, previews from 8 October), 13 years after the acclaimed Peter Hall production
Review Round-up: Has Tennant Lost Midas Touch?
By Editorial Staff
Love\'s Labour\'s Lost, the second production from the David Tennant-led Royal Shakespeare Company ensemble behind Hamlet, opened last night at the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-
Review Round-up: Great Gambon Lands Critical Hit
By Editorial Staff
Rupert Goold’s production of Harold Pinter’s No Man\'s Land opened in the West End last night (7 October 2008, previews from 27 September) to an audience including the playwright himsel
Review Round-up: Old Vic Norman Conquers Critics
By Editorial Staff
Critics got to experience all three plays in Matthew Warchus’ revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s 1973 comic trilogy The Norman Conquests at the Old Vic yesterday (7 October), after celebriti
Review Round-up: It’s Waste Not, Want Not for West
By Editorial Staff
Actor-director Samuel West’s revival of Harley Granville Barker’s rarely seen Edwardian political drama Waste - a play once described by Sir Peter Hall as the greatest play about politici
Review Round-up: Creditors Avoid Critical Crunch
By Editorial Staff
Two years after winning critical plaudits as well as a Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Director for My Name Is Rachel Corrie, actor Alan Rickman was back at the helm on Tuesday (30 Septembe
Review Round-up: Has Staged Pearl Lost Lustre?
By Editorial Staff
The stage version of Girl With a Pearl Earring transferred this week to the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket, where it’s booking for a limited season until 1 November (See 1st Night P
Review Round-up: Did Davies Get Critics Dancing?
By Editorial Staff
Come Dancing, the long-planned new musical written by former Kinks singer-songwriter Ray Davies, received its world premiere at east London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East last week (24 Sept
Review Round-up: Walsh\'s Walworth Is No Farce?
By Editorial Staff
Direct from a critically acclaimed run in New York, Dublin-born playwright Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce, received its London premiere at the NT’s Cottesloe theatre on Wednesday 24 Sept