Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: West Side a Winner 50 Years On?
By Editorial Staff
Viewed by many as the musical that “changed the face of musical theatre forever”, The Broadway Classic West Side Story celebrates its 50th birthday this year. The authorised anniversary
Review Round-up: Was Greer Right About Species?
By Editorial Staff
Feminist icon Germaine Greer attracted headlines earlier this week when she labelled playwright and fellow Australian Joanna Murray-Smith an “insane reactionary” and her new play The Fe
Review Round-up: Zorro Leaves Its Mark on Critics
By Editorial Staff
Gipsy Kings musical Zorro opened at the Garrick Theatre last night (16 July 2008, previews from 2 July), with producers no doubt hoping to turn the tide in what has so far been a difficult ye
Review Round-up: Globe in The Frontline for Praise
By Editorial Staff
Che Walker’s The Frontline isn’t the first new play commissioned by and premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe, but it is the first set in modern London staged at this address. The drama, s
Review Round-up: Mixed Grades for High School?
By Editorial Staff
The stage adaptation of Disney’s smash-hit High School Musical had its London premiere on Saturday evening (5 July 2008, previews from 28 June) at the Hammersmith Apollo, in front of an ecl
Review Round-up: Barbican Watch Worth the Wait
By Editorial Staff
Two years after premiering at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe, the National Theatre of Scotland’s hit Black Watch finally received its London premiere this week (25 June 2008, previews from 20
Review Round-up: Wives Very Merry at the Globe
By Editorial Staff
Twelve years after it opened, Shakespeare’s Globe presents its first production of the Bard’s most raucous comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor this summer, as part of artistic director
Review Round-up: Critics Unplug Dickens Show?
By Editorial Staff
Reduced Shakespeare Company co-founder Adam Long’s new show, Dickens Unplugged, opened on Monday (9 June 2008, previews from 23 May) at the Comedy Theatre (See 1st Night Photos, 10 Jun 2008
Review Round-up: Donmar Chalk Garden Blooms
By Editorial Staff
Enid Bagnold’s Fifties West End comedy The Chalk Garden received its first major London revival in over 30 years in a production opened last night (11 June 2008, previews from 5 June) a
Review Round-up: Life or Death for Frayn\'s Latest?
By Editorial Staff
Five years after Democracy, playwright Michael Frayn, director Michael Blakemore and actor Roger Allam have reunited back at the National Theatre, where Frayn’s latest play Afterlife