Review Round-Ups

Sher causes critical Hysteria at Hampstead
By Editorial Staff · 24 Sep 2013 · London, Off-West End

Terry Johnson's Hysteria, about a meeting between Salvador Dali and Sigmund Freud, opened at the Hampstead Theatre recently following its revival in Bath last year. Starring Antony Sher and Adrian Schiller, it runs until 12 October.

Much Ado over Rylance's "senseless" production
By Editorial Staff · 20 Sep 2013 · London, West End

Mark Rylance's production of Much Ado About Nothing starring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave opened at the Old Vic last night (19 September 2013), where it runs until 30 November

Thumbs up for Rory Kinnear's debut The Herd
By Editorial Staff · 19 Sep 2013 · London, Off-West End

Rory Kinnear's writing debut The Herd opened at the Bush Theatre last night (18 September 2013). Starring Kenneth Cranham, Louise Brealey and Amanda Root, it runs until 26 October

Are Sheridan Smith and David Walliams a Dream combination?
By Editorial Staff · 18 Sep 2013 · London, West End

Michael Grandage's hippy-fied West End staging of A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Sheridan Smith and David Walliams, gets a solid range of 3-5 star reviews

Good Evans! Barking in Essex splits the crits
By Editorial Staff · 17 Sep 2013 · London, West End

Clive Exton's new comedy Barking in Essex opened at the Wyndham's Theatre last night (16 September 2013). Following a family of dysfunctional Essex criminals, it stars Lee Evans, Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes, and runs until 4 January 2014

Critics divided over Dennis Kelly's Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas
By Editorial Staff · 12 Sep 2013 · London, Off-West End

Dennis Kelly's Royal Court debut The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas opened at the Royal Court last night (11 September 2013). Telling the story of a man caught up in capitalist greed, it is directed by Vicky Featherstone and runs until 19 October 2013

Mixed bag for National's Edward II
By Editorial Staff · 5 Sep 2013 · London, West End
John Heffernan as Edward II© Johan Persson Theo Bosanquet WhatsOnStage ★★★★On taking my seat in the Olivier last night, I feared the worst… ...
Did Globe's Blue Stockings charm the critics?
By Editorial Staff · 2 Sep 2013 · London, Off-West End
Tala Gouveia (Carolyn) , Ellie Piercy (Tess), Olivia Ross (Celia) © Manuel Harlan Michael Coveney WhatsOnStage ★★★★…Jessica Swale's ...
Critics cheer Kirkwood's West End Chimerica
By Editorial Staff · 19 Aug 2013 · London, West End
Stephen Campbell Moore© Johan Persson Michael Coveney WhatsOnStage ★★★★Such a pleasure to re-visit this engaging, elliptical, twisty and ...
High praise for The Pride at Trafalgar Transformed
By Editorial Staff · 14 Aug 2013 · West End
Al Weaver and Mathew Horne in The Pride Michael Coveney WhatsOnStage ★★★★... a play that is discreet, humane, non-doctrinaire and also ...