Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Critics Unplug Dickens Show?
By Editorial Staff
Reduced Shakespeare Company co-founder Adam Long’s new show, Dickens Unplugged, opened on Monday (9 June 2008, previews from 23 May) at the Comedy Theatre (See 1st Night Photos, 10 Jun 2008
Review Round-up: Donmar Chalk Garden Blooms
By Editorial Staff
Enid Bagnold’s Fifties West End comedy The Chalk Garden received its first major London revival in over 30 years in a production opened last night (11 June 2008, previews from 5 June) a
Review Round-up: Life or Death for Frayn\'s Latest?
By Editorial Staff
Five years after Democracy, playwright Michael Frayn, director Michael Blakemore and actor Roger Allam have reunited back at the National Theatre, where Frayn’s latest play Afterlife
Review Round-up: Kinnear Revenge Is Sweet at NT
By Editorial Staff
Thomas Middleton’s bloody Jacobean classic The Revenger's Tragedy was revived this week at the National Theatre, where it opened on 4 June 2008 (previews from 27 May) in rep in the NT O
Review Round-up: Page’s Rosmersholm Splits Crits
By Editorial Staff
Last week (22 May 2008, previews from 15 May) saw the opening of Anthony Page’s revival of Ibsen’s 1886 classic Rosmersholm at the Almeida Theatre. Starring Helen McCrory, Paul Hilton a
Review Round-up: Fat Pig Brings Home the Bacon?
By Editorial Staff
American Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig received its UK premiere at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 1 last night (27 May 2008, previews from 16 May). Directed by the playwright, it’s performed
Review Round-up: Hall’s Pitmen Paint a Success
By Editorial Staff
Having found global success on screen and musical stage with Billy Elliot, Lee Hall made a forceful return to playwriting with The Pitmen Painters, which premiered last September a
Review Round-up: Never Forget the Feelgood Factor
By Editorial Staff
Following its world premiere last July at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre and two regional tours, Never Forget, the new musical based on the greatest hits of reformed Nineties boyband T
Review Round-up: Critics Unmoved by Marguerite?
By Editorial Staff
Oscar and Grammy Award-winning French composer Michel Legrand’s new musical Marguerite celebrated its opening night last night (20 May 2008, previews from 7 May) at the Theatre Royal Haymar
Review Round-up: Dockery's Doolittle a Shaw Hit
By Editorial Staff
Last week (15 May 2008, previews from 7 May) saw the opening of Peter Hall’s much-heralded Bath production of George Bernard-Shaw’s Pygmalion at the Old Vic. Starring Michelle Dockery (pi