Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Much Praise for National’s Ado
By Editorial Staff
Zoe Wanamaker and Simon Russell Beale teamed up at the National Theatre last night (18 December 2007, previews from 10 December) to tackle the roles of warring lovers Beatrice and Benedick i
Review Round-up: Tintin Warms Hearts at Christmas
By Editorial Staff
Following its Barbican run two years ago and a regional tour this autumn, Rufus Norris’ critically acclaimed adaptation of Hergé’s Tintin has transferred to the West End, opening o
Review Round-up: Cinderella More of a Sinderella?
By Editorial Staff
The Old Vic’s Christmas pantomime - the world premiere of Stephen Fry’s new version of Cinderella – opened last night (13 December 2007, previews from 4 December) after being dela
Review Round-up: Ayckbourn's Absurd Comeback
By Editorial Staff
The work of Alan Ayckbourn returned to the West End last night (11 December 2007, previews from 27 November) care of an all-star revival of his 1972 comedy Absurd Person Singular, which
Review Round-up: Ejiofor’s Othello Wins Over Critics
By Editorial Staff
Michael Grandage’s much-anticipated (and long sold-out) production of Othello - starring Ewan McGregor as Iago, Kelly Reilly as Desdemona and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the title role (See Today
Review Round-up: Critics Left in Doubt Over NY Hit
By Editorial Staff
John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt received its British premiere this week (26 November, previews from 22 November) at north London’s Tricycle Theatre, in a produc
Review Round-up: Critics Hail McKellen’s King Lear
By Editorial Staff
Sir Ian McKellen completed an extraordinary journey this week (28 November 2007, previews from 14 November), when he brought his King Lear, directed by his long-time friend Trevor Nunn, t
Review Round-up: How Desperate Is Stage Susan?
By Editorial Staff
Desperately Seeking Susan, the new musical based on the 1985 film of the same name featuring the greatest hits of Blondie, opened at the West End’s Novello Theatre last night (15 Novem
Review Round-up: Critics Share Kwei-Armah Regret
By Editorial Staff
The final instalment in actor-playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah National Theatre triptych about life in modern black Briton, Statement of Regret, received its world premiere last night (14 November ...
Review Round-up: Court Arsonists Light Critical Fire
By Editorial Staff
Ramin Gray’s first major revival of German playwright Max Frisch’s The Arsonists, in a new translation by Feelgood’s Alistair Beaton, opened last night (6 November 2007, previews ...