Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Latest Globe Premiere Is on Fire
By Editorial Staff
Jack Shepherd’s new play about the Chartist movement, Holding Fire!, received its world premiere on Friday night (3 August 2007, previews from 28 July) at Shakespeare’s Globe, one of two ...
Review Round-up: Are Critics In the Club with Fleet?
By Editorial Staff
Richard Bean’s new “political sex farce” In the Club premiered last week (2 August, previews from 25 July) at north London’s Hampstead Theatre where it runs until 25 August, starring ...
Review Round-up: Does Absurdia Befuddle Critics?
By Editorial Staff
Absurdia, a triple bill celebration of British absurdist plays, opened on Tuesday 31 July 2007 (previews from 26 July) at the Donmar Warehouse, where its limited season continues until 8 ...
Review Round-up: Are Critics Enchanted by Swede?
By Editorial Staff
Victoria Benedictsson’s rarely seen 19th-century Swedish play The Enchantment, in a new version by Clare Bayley, received its British premiere last night (1 August 2007, previews from 24 ...
Review Round-up: Carmen Jones Feels the Rhythm
By Editorial Staff
Carmen Jones, Oscar Hammerstein II’s 1943 musical adaptation of Bizet’s classic 1875 opera, received a major revival this week (Tuesday 31 July 2007, previews from 25 July) at the ...
Review Round-up: Take Flight Struggles to Take Off
By Editorial Staff
Take Flight, the new Maltby and Shire musical, received its world premiere on 25 July 2007 (previews from 11 July) at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where it continues its limited season until ...
Review Round-up: Did Hothouse Turn Up the Heat?
By Editorial Staff
Harold Pinter’s lesser-known early play The Hothouse was revived last night (18 July 2007, previews from 11 July) at the National Theatre, where it continues in rep in the NT Lyttelton unti
Review Round-up: Critics Feel Joseph Joie de Vivre
By Editorial Staff
The hype was huge, the expectation huge, the opening night huge. Any Dream Will Do reality TV winner Lee Mead (pictured) finally claimed his prize last night (17 July 2007, previews from 6 ...
Review Round-up: Does Orlando Bloom on Stage?
By Editorial Staff
Pirates of the Caribbean screen star Orlando Bloom made his highly anticipated professional stage debut last night (16 July 2007, previews from 5 July) in the West End revival of David Storey
Review Round-up: Love? Globe Labours to Impress
By Editorial Staff
On Bankside, the Globe’s season continues despite intrusions from poor weather and cast illnesses (See News, 12 Jun 2007). Artistic director Dominic Dromgoole helms their first-ever production of ...