Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Globe's Young Hearts in R&J
By Editorial Staff
The new 'Young Hearts' season at Shakespeare's Globe kicked off last week (30 April, previews from 23 April), with newcomers Ellie Kendrick and Adetomiwa Edun (pictured) leading a suitably youthfu
Review Round-up: Jukebox Show to Shout! About?
By Editorial Staff
Hi-de-Hi’s Su Pollard has returned to the West End in the 1960s jukebox musical Shout!, which opened on 29 April 2009 (previews from 17 April) at the Arts Theatre, where it’s
Review Round-up: Johnson's Nook No Travers-ty
By Editorial Staff
Ben Travers' classic Aldwych farce Rookery Nook was revived this week at the Menier Chocolate Factory (29 April, previews from 16 April), marking the return of director Terry Johnson, who ...
Review Round-up: Critics Enjoy Great Afghan Cycle
By Editorial Staff
The Tricycle Theatre's epic cycle The Great Game: Afghanistan opened to critics last week (24 April, previews from 17 April), with the entire eight-hour series of 12 plays being presented o
Review Round-up: Order Restored at Hampstead
By Editorial Staff
Michael Frayn's 1975 comedy Alphabetical Order returned to its original home the Hampstead Theatre this week (21 April 2009, previews from 16 April) as part of the venue's 50th anniversary
Review Round-up: Do Critics Get Calendar Girls?
By Editorial Staff
Despite the lack of an official press night (See The Goss, 15 Apr 2009), critics have been steadily giving their views on the West End transfer of {Calendar Girls::L1993370294} ove
Review Round-up: Stenham Tusk Courts Praise
By Editorial Staff
Stellar young writer Polly Stenham's new play Tusk Tusk, the follow-up for her multi award-winning debut That Face, premiered at the Royal Court last week, reuniting the 22-year-old ...
Review Round-up: Did Critics Catch Shawn Fever?
By Editorial Staff
The Royal Court’s three-month season celebrating the work of American playwright (and actor) Wallace Shawn kicked off on Monday (6 April 2009, previews from 1 April) with a revival of his 1991 m
Review Round-up: Hodge Helms Donmar Dimetos
By Editorial Staff
Jonathan Pryce (pictured) made his Donmar Warehouse debut last week in Athol Fugard's rarely-seen 1975 drama Dimetos, directed by Douglas Hodge, who recently hung up his wig and stilettos fol
Review Round-up: Priscilla’s Drag Queens Reign
By Editorial Staff
Move over La Cage aux Folles, there's a new cross-dressing troupe in town. Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical pulled into the West End’s Palace Theatre last night (23 March