Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Is Flannery's Sun a Hot Ticket?
By Editorial Staff
Peter Flannery's new play Burnt by the Sun, adapted from the screenplay for the Oscar-winning 1994 Russian film, opened to critics at the NT Lyttelton last night (3 March 2009, previews from
Review Round-up: Were Critics Affected by Plague?
By Editorial Staff
Following its acclaimed debut at the Finborough theatre last year, Plague over England, the first play from famously acerbic Evening Standard critic Nicholas de Jongh, transferred to ...
Review Round-up: Henry's Othello Moor or Less?
By Editorial Staff
Comedian Lenny Henry made his professional stage acting debut at the West Yorkshire Playhouse last night (19 February 2009, previews from 14 February), kicking off a national tour playing the lead i
Review Round-up: Waterfront a Critical Contender
By Editorial Staff
The inimitable Steven Berkoff brought his latest show to the West End last week (12 February, previews from 28 January) – an expressionistic re-imagining of seminal 1954 film On the Waterfr
Review Round-up: Bean's Latest Very Nice at NT?
By Editorial Staff
Richard Bean's England People Very Nice premiered at the NT Olivier last night (12 February 2009, previews from 4 February), billed as “a riotous journey through four waves of immigra
Review Round-up: McAvoy's Winning in the Rain
By Editorial Staff
The Apollo theatre, which last year played host to Josh Hartnett in Rain Man, had a touch of deja vu last night as another play with rain in the title opened at the Shaftesbury Avenue venue,
Review Round-up: Critics Give their Views on Stott
By Editorial Staff
Lindsay Posner's revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge opened at the Duke of York's last week (5 February, previews from 22 January), with Ken Stott leading the cast as the man pu
Review Round-up: Lyric Hammersmith Springs a Hit
By Editorial Staff
It may seem an unlikely statement in light of the recent weather but spring finally arrived in London this week!Spring Awakening, which caused a sensation on Broadway and cleaned up at the 20
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