Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: McAvoy's Winning in the Rain
By Editorial Staff
The Apollo theatre, which last year played host to Josh Hartnett in Rain Man, had a touch of deja vu last night as another play with rain in the title opened at the Shaftesbury Avenue venue,
Review Round-up: Critics Give their Views on Stott
By Editorial Staff
Lindsay Posner's revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge opened at the Duke of York's last week (5 February, previews from 22 January), with Ken Stott leading the cast as the man pu
Review Round-up: Lyric Hammersmith Springs a Hit
By Editorial Staff
It may seem an unlikely statement in light of the recent weather but spring finally arrived in London this week!Spring Awakening, which caused a sensation on Broadway and cleaned up at the 20
Review Round-up: Bennett Enjoys Plaudits at Last
By Editorial Staff
Critics braved the wintry elements on Monday (2 February, previews from 27 January) to catch the opening night of Enjoy at the Gielgud theatre, Alan Bennett's working class comedy which w
Review Round-up: Did Horne Entertain at Trafalgar?
By Editorial Staff
Nick Bagnall's revival of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane opened at Trafalgar Studios 1 on Friday (30 January 2009, previews from 22 January), starring Mathew Horne – best known as
Review Round-up: Critics Question Adamson's Mrs
By Editorial Staff
Mrs Affleck, Samuel Adamson’s re-imagining of Ibsen’s 1895 Little Eyolf, opened on Tuesday (27 January 2009, previews from 20 January) at the NT Cottesloe, where it r
Review Round-up: Were Critics Complicit at Old Vic?
By Editorial Staff
Complicit, which marks Kevin Spacey's first directing credit at the Old Vic since he launched his reign there with Cloaca in 2004, finally opened last night following a postponement of
Review Round-up: Thrills or Spills for Thriller Live?
By Editorial Staff
Michael Jackson tribute show Thriller Live opened at the Lyric theatre last week (See 1st Night Photos, 22 Jan 2009) with no shortage of critical presence, despite reports from Lyn Gardner
Review Round-up: McDiarmid Nears Perfection?
By Editorial Staff
Be Near Me, adapted by Ian McDiarmid (pictured) from Andrew O'Hagan's Booker Prize-nominated novel, opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night (26 January 2009, previews from 22 January), foll
Review Round-up: Stoppard Revival Earns Favour
By Editorial Staff
The National Theatre's revival of Tom Stoppard's rarely performed 1977 play Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, written for six actors and a full orchestra, opened to critics at the NT Olivier on