Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Bennett Enjoys Plaudits at Last
By Editorial Staff
Critics braved the wintry elements on Monday (2 February, previews from 27 January) to catch the opening night of Enjoy at the Gielgud theatre, Alan Bennett's working class comedy which w
Review Round-up: Did Horne Entertain at Trafalgar?
By Editorial Staff
Nick Bagnall's revival of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane opened at Trafalgar Studios 1 on Friday (30 January 2009, previews from 22 January), starring Mathew Horne – best known as
Review Round-up: Critics Question Adamson's Mrs
By Editorial Staff
Mrs Affleck, Samuel Adamson’s re-imagining of Ibsen’s 1895 Little Eyolf, opened on Tuesday (27 January 2009, previews from 20 January) at the NT Cottesloe, where it r
Review Round-up: Were Critics Complicit at Old Vic?
By Editorial Staff
Complicit, which marks Kevin Spacey's first directing credit at the Old Vic since he launched his reign there with Cloaca in 2004, finally opened last night following a postponement of
Review Round-up: Thrills or Spills for Thriller Live?
By Editorial Staff
Michael Jackson tribute show Thriller Live opened at the Lyric theatre last week (See 1st Night Photos, 22 Jan 2009) with no shortage of critical presence, despite reports from Lyn Gardner
Review Round-up: McDiarmid Nears Perfection?
By Editorial Staff
Be Near Me, adapted by Ian McDiarmid (pictured) from Andrew O'Hagan's Booker Prize-nominated novel, opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night (26 January 2009, previews from 22 January), foll
Review Round-up: Stoppard Revival Earns Favour
By Editorial Staff
The National Theatre's revival of Tom Stoppard's rarely performed 1977 play Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, written for six actors and a full orchestra, opened to critics at the NT Olivier on
Review Round-up: Consider Oliver! a Smash?
By Editorial Staff
Cameron Mackintosh's hugely anticipated West End revival of Lionel Bart's Dickensian 1960 musical Oliver! opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane last night (14 January 2009, previews from 13 ...
Review Round-up: New Dawn for Webber's Sunset
By Editorial Staff
After an absence of 12 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard returned to the West End last night with the scaled down actor-musician Newbury production starring Kathryn Evans ...
Review Round-up: Donmar\'s Alright on the Night?
By Editorial Staff
Derek Jacobi pulled up his yellow stockings to face the critics in Twelfth Night this week at the Wyndham\'s theatre, stepping into the ample shoes left by Kenneth Branagh after he wowed th