Review Round-Ups

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 ...
Review Round-up: Can £12m Make Dirty Critic-Proof?
By Editorial Staff · 25 Oct 2006 · West End
The stage adaptation of Eighties film blockbuster Dirty Dancing, which has topped West End box office records with advance ticket sales of £12 million, received its UK premiere last night (24 ...
Review Round-up: Caroline Is a Refreshing Change
By Editorial Staff · 20 Oct 2006 · West End
Tony Kushner’s semi autobiographical 2004 Broadway musical Caroline, or Change, with a score by Jeanine Tesori, received its UK premiere last night (19 October 2006 previews from 10 October) ...
Review Round-up: Did Critics Decipher Cryptogram?
By Editorial Staff · 19 Oct 2006 · West End
Kim Cattrall stars in Josie Rourke’s new production of David Mamet’s elliptical 1995 three-hander about the end of childhood The Cryptogram, which opened on Tuesday (17 October 2006, ...
Review Round-up: Pike Heats up Williams’ Summer
By Editorial Staff · 19 Oct 2006 · West End
Ex-Bond girl and Hitchcock Blonde Rosamund Pike (pictured) returned to the West End last night (18 October 2006, previews from 11 October) to star in Tennessee Williams’ rarely performed ...
Review Round-up: British Critics Tuck into Spamalot
By Editorial Staff · 17 Oct 2006 · West End
Ahead of tonight’s star-studded premiere, the press were let in last night (16 October 2006, previews from 30 September) to pass their judgment on Spamalot, the Tony Award-winning Broadway ...
Review Round-up: Was Hall’s Godot Worth the Wait?
By Editorial Staff · 12 Oct 2006 · West End
Sir Peter Hall’s 50th anniversary production of Samuel Beckett’s modern masterpiece Waiting for Godot opened at the New Ambassadors this week (Monday 9 October 2006, previews from 3 ...
Review Round-up: Critics Willkommen Back Cabaret
By Editorial Staff · 11 Oct 2006 · West End
Cabaret returned to the West End last night (10 October 2006, previews from 22 September) at Shaftesbury Avenue’s Lyric Theatre, where Anna Maxwell Martin (His Dark Materials, The Coast of