Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Do Critics Love Kolvenbach Song?
By Editorial Staff · 6 Dec 2006 · West End
Irish screen star Cillian Murphy made his West End debut alongside Hollywood’s Neve Campbell, Michael McKean and Kristen Johnston in the European premiere of romantic comedy Love Song, at ...
Review Round-up: No Shocks with Ravenhill’s Dick
By Editorial Staff · 6 Dec 2006 · West End
The Barbican’s first-ever pantomime, Dick Whittington and His Cat, written by Shopping and Fucking author Mark Ravenhill, opened last night (5 December 2006, previews from 29 November)...
Review Round-up: Did Critics Leave Horrors Smiling?
By Editorial Staff · 5 Dec 2006 · West End
The Menier Chocolate factory’s revival of Little Shop of Horrors opened on Thursday (30 November 2006) with a cast including Sheridan Smith, Paul Keating, Jasper Britton, Barry James and ...
Review Round-up: Do Critics Enjoy Dance Lessons?
By Editorial Staff · 30 Nov 2006 · West End
Claire Bloom and Billy Zane star in the UK premiere of Richard Alfieri’s American comedy Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, which opened last night at the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket (...
Review Round-up: Do Critics Love Churchill Latest?
By Editorial Staff · 24 Nov 2006 · West End
Stephen Dillane and American Ty Burrell star in the world premiere of Caryl Churchill’s latest play Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, where it ...
Review Round-up: Critics Eye to Eye on Amy’s View
By Editorial Staff · 22 Nov 2006 · West End
Peter Hall’s new production of David Hare’s 1997 play Amy's View - starring Felicity Kendal (pictured) in the part of ageing actress Esme Allen, originated by Dame Judi Dench – opened at ...
Review Round-up: Were Critics Struck by Lightning?
By Editorial Staff · 21 Nov 2006 · West End
Charlotte Jones’ latest The Lightning Play received its world premiere on Friday (17 November 2006, previews from 9 November) at north London’s Almeida Theatre (See News, 29 Sep 2006).
Review Round-up: Thérèse Raquin Cheats Critics?
By Editorial Staff · 17 Nov 2006 · West End
Marianne Elliott directs Ben Daniels and Charlotte Emmerson in Nicholas Wright’s version of Emile Zola’s 19th-century moral thriller Thérèse Raquin, which opened on Monday (13 November ...
Review Round-up: Sound Opening Solves Problem
By Editorial Staff · 16 Nov 2006 · West End
With a leading lady chosen by TV audiences, the withdrawal of a respected alternate, a leading man swapped in previews and rumours of other backstage trouble, the odds were stacked against Andrew ...
Review Round-up: New Musical Porgy Moves Critics
By Editorial Staff · 10 Nov 2006 · West End
Trevor Nunn’s musical adaptation of George and Ira Gershwin’s classic jazz opera Porgy and Bess opened last night (9 November 2006, previews from 25 October) at the West End’s Savoy ...