Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Absolutely Lukewarm Verdicts
By Editorial Staff · 4 May 2007
The stage version of Colin MacInnes’ 1959 novel Absolute Beginners premiered last night (3 May 2007, previews from 26 April) at the Lyric Hammersmith in a physical production that critics ...
Review Round-up: Strachan Delivers Strong Letter
By Editorial Staff · 2 May 2007
A few cobwebs and a restrained lead performance have failed to dampen the critical enthusiasm for director Alan Strachan’s revival of W Somerset Maugham's 1927 play The Letter, which opened ...
Review Round-up: Critics Caught in Spider's Web?
By Editorial Staff · 27 Apr 2007
An altered ending and an undisclosed location have this week split London critics attending Charlotte Westenra’s new revival of Kiss of the Spider Woman, which plays 25 April to 26 May 2007 (...
Review Round-up: Rounds of Applause for Rafta…
By Editorial Staff · 27 Apr 2007
The world premiere of Rafta, Rafta... brought some Bollywood charm to the National Theatre last night (26 April 2007, previews from 18 April) when it joined the rep in the Lyttelton Theatre, ...
Review Round-up: Critics Call Tricycle to Account
By Editorial Staff · 24 Apr 2007
“Urgent and compelling”, “partisan” and “dull” – the critics’ verdict is far from unanimous when it comes to Tricycle’s verbatim tribunal drama {Called to Account::L01664797221
Review Round-up: Hound Chases Critical Laughter
By Editorial Staff · 20 Apr 2007
Following a premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and a regional tour, a new comic stage version of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1905 detective novel, ...
Review Round-up: Menopause Divides Critics by Sex
By Editorial Staff · 20 Apr 2007
Menopause the Musical, the American cult hit comedy about women undergoing “the change”, received its UK premiere at London’s Shaw Theatre this week (18 April 2007, previews from 27 ...
Review Round-up: Did Penhall's Weapon Win Fans?
By Editorial Staff · 10 Apr 2007
Joe Penhall’s new play, Landscape with Weapon, received its world premiere at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre on Thursday last week (5 April 2007, See News, 15 Feb 2007). The cast featu
Review Round-up: Critics Wonder about Dissocia
By Editorial Staff · 4 Apr 2007
The National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) production of Anthony Neilson’s acclaimed 2004 Edinburgh International Festival hit The Wonderful World of Dissocia opened on Friday (30 March 2007) at ...
Review Round-up: Does NT Tattoo Come Up Rosey?
By Editorial Staff · 30 Mar 2007
Zoe Wanamaker stars in the National Theatre revival of Tennessee Williams’ 1951 play The Rose Tattoo, which opened last night (29 March 2007) at the NT Olivier, directed by artistic director ...