Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Is Roger Rough Enough for Piaf?
By Editorial Staff
The 30th anniversary revival of Pam Gem’s 1978 bio-play Piaf starring Argentine actress Elena Roger as the French icon Edith Piaf opened at the Donmar Warehouse on Wednesday (13 August, p
Review Round-up: Is Tennant Hamlet Hype or Hit?
By Editorial Staff
After all the hype and nearly a year’s wait, Doctor Who star David Tennant’s has at last given us – or at least the critics – his Hamlet. Gregory Doran’s wildly anticipated Royal
Review Round-up: Connie Fisher\'s Song in Tune?
By Editorial Staff
The first major London revival of Neil Simon’s musical They\'re Playing Our Song, starring Alistair McGowan and Connie Fisher, opened last night (4 August 2008, previews from 25 July) at th
Review Round-up: Naked Ambition at the National
By Editorial Staff
Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s Suffragette drama Her Naked Skin, the final production in the Travelex season and the first new play written by a woman to premiere on the National’s 100-seat Olivier
Review Round-up: Mitchell Finds some trace of a Hit
By Editorial Staff
Directed by Katie Mitchell and inspired by Dostoevsky’s 1869 Russian novel The Idiot, the premiere production of …some trace of her opened at the National Theatre on Wednesday nigh
Review Round-up: RFH Wizard of Oz Loses Magic?
By Editorial Staff
The cast of Wicked may have been shaking in their capes. The Wizard of Oz returned to the London stage last night (29 July 2008, previews from 23 July) for the first time since the o
Review Round-up: Will the Sky Stay Blue for Tate?
By Editorial Staff
Eight years after it first appeared at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Under the Blue Sky opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre on Friday night (25 July 2008, previews from 14 Jul
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