Review Round-Ups

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
Review Round-up: Globe in The Frontline for Praise
By Editorial Staff
Che Walker’s The Frontline isn’t the first new play commissioned by and premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe, but it is the first set in modern London staged at this address. The drama, s
Review Round-up: Mixed Grades for High School?
By Editorial Staff
The stage adaptation of Disney’s smash-hit High School Musical had its London premiere on Saturday evening (5 July 2008, previews from 28 June) at the Hammersmith Apollo, in front of an ecl
Review Round-up: Barbican Watch Worth the Wait
By Editorial Staff
Two years after premiering at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe, the National Theatre of Scotland’s hit Black Watch finally received its London premiere this week (25 June 2008, previews from 20
Review Round-up: Wives Very Merry at the Globe
By Editorial Staff
Twelve years after it opened, Shakespeare’s Globe presents its first production of the Bard’s most raucous comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor this summer, as part of artistic director