Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Happy Mother’s Day for Old Vic
By Editorial Staff
All About My Mother, Samuel Adamson’s English-language adaptation of the 1999 Oscar-winning film by Pedro Almodóvar, received its world premiere last night (4 September, previews from 25
Review Round-up: Emperor Jones Rules at National
By Editorial Staff
The Emperor Jones, Eugene O’Neill’s rarely performed 1920 drama, opened last night (28 August, previews from 22 August) at the National Theatre. After originally playing at the 70-seat
Review Round-up: Is It Still Buddy Brilliant Or Not?
By Editorial Staff
Buddy, the musical tribute to the late, great rock ‘n’ roll singer Buddy Holly, returned to the West End last week after a five-year absence, opening at the Duchess Theatre on 7 August (...
Review Round-up: Grease Not the Word for Critics
By Editorial Staff
After Any Dream Will Do’s Lee Mead opened last month in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (See Review Round-up, 18 Jul 2007), Theatreland’s latest pair of reality TV ...
Review Round-up: Latest Globe Premiere Is on Fire
By Editorial Staff
Jack Shepherd’s new play about the Chartist movement, Holding Fire!, received its world premiere on Friday night (3 August 2007, previews from 28 July) at Shakespeare’s Globe, one of two ...
Review Round-up: Are Critics In the Club with Fleet?
By Editorial Staff
Richard Bean’s new “political sex farce” In the Club premiered last week (2 August, previews from 25 July) at north London’s Hampstead Theatre where it runs until 25 August, starring ...
Review Round-up: Does Absurdia Befuddle Critics?
By Editorial Staff
Absurdia, a triple bill celebration of British absurdist plays, opened on Tuesday 31 July 2007 (previews from 26 July) at the Donmar Warehouse, where its limited season continues until 8 ...
Review Round-up: Are Critics Enchanted by Swede?
By Editorial Staff
Victoria Benedictsson’s rarely seen 19th-century Swedish play The Enchantment, in a new version by Clare Bayley, received its British premiere last night (1 August 2007, previews from 24 ...
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 ...