Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Did Critics Float on Cloud Nine?
By Editorial Staff
Thea Sharrock’s revival of Caryl Churchill’s politically and sexually-charged 1979 classic Cloud Nine opened last week (31 October 2007, previews from 25 October) at the Almeida Theatre ...
Review Round-up: Hairspray Is a Hit for Shaftesbury
By Editorial Staff
The award-winning hit musical, Hairspray, opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre last night (30 October, previews from 11 October) starring Michael Ball (pictured) and Leanne Jones as Edna Turnb
Review Round-up: Did Slater Sharks Sink or Swim?
By Editorial Staff
Christian Slater has returned to the West End in the stage adaptation of George Huang’s 1994 film Swimming with Sharks, which received its world premiere on Tuesday (16 October 2007, prev
Review Round-up: War Horse Gallops Off with Raves
By Editorial Staff
After its critical and popular successes with Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials and Jamila Gavin’s Coram Boy, the National Theatre has adapted another children’s novel for
Review Round-up: Remixed Rent Too High or Low?
By Editorial Staff
Rent Remixed - Kylie Minogue creative director William Baker’s 21st-century makeover of Jonathan Larson’s 1996 Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical - opened at the West End’s D
Review Round-up: Pryce Is Right Again in Glengarry
By Editorial Staff
Following a last-minute cast change and a two-day postponement of its press performance, the new West End revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross opened on Friday (12 October 2007,
Review Round-up: How Well Did Wife Launch TRH?
By Editorial Staff
The West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket, traditionally a commercial receiving house, launched its major new initiative – a season of work produced under its own flag, initially under the arti
Review Round-up: Shadowlands Moves Critics Anew
By Editorial Staff
William Nicholson’s award-winning 1990 play Shadowlands returned to the West End last night (8 October, previews from 3 October), opening at Wyndham’s Theatre, where Charles Dance and
Review Round-up: West Deals First Choice Revival
By Editorial Staff
Patrick Marber’s award-winning debut play about men and poker, Dealer's Choice, was revived this week (opened 3 October, previews from 27 September) at Southwark’s Menier Chocolate Fa
Review Round-up: Punchdrunk Scores Again at BAC
By Editorial Staff
Site-specific specialists Punchdrunk have followed last year’s award-winning production of Faust, played out across the five stories of a disused warehouse in Wapping, with a new Edgar Al