Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Did Scacchi Sink or Swim in Sea?
By Editorial Staff
Terence Rattigan's modern classic The Deep Blue Sea transferred this week to the West End for a limited summer season at the Vaudeville Theatre, where it opened on Tuesday (13 May 2008, pr
Review Round-up: Birthday Cheers for Pinter Party
By Editorial Staff
Fifty years after its infamous debut at the Lyric Hammersmith, The Birthday Party returned to the scene of its original failure this week (opening 12 May 2008, previews from 8 May) in a speci
Review Round-up: Stenham Saves West End Face
By Editorial Staff
Polly Stenham’s multi award-winning debut play That Face received its long-awaited West End transfer on Friday (9 May 2008, previews from 1 May), opening at the Duke of York’s theatre
Review Round-up: Crimp Style Cramped in The City
By Editorial Staff
Martin Crimp’s latest play The City received its world premiere on Tuesday (29 April 2008, previews from 24 April) at the Royal Court Theatre, where it runs in the Jerwood Theatre Down
Review Round-up: Redgrave Is Magical at National
By Editorial Staff
Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking received its UK premiere last night (30 April, previews from 25 April 2008) at the National Theatre, where it runs in rep in the NT Lyttelton unti
Review Round-up: Sharp Shines in Harper Regan
By Editorial Staff
Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens’ new play Harper Regan premiered at the National Theatre last Wednesday (23 April 2008, previews from 19 April), directed by NT associate Marianne El
Review Round-up: Will Critics Damn Nunn’s Wind?
By Editorial Staff
Director Trevor Nunn’s epic adaptation of Gone With the Wind had its official opening last night (22 April 2008, previews from 5 April) at the West End’s New London theatre. With a cast
Review Round-up: Fram Sails into Frosty Reviews
By Editorial Staff
Poet Tony Harrison’s new verse drama Fram received its world premiere last night (17 April 2008, previews from 10 April) at the National Theatre, where it runs in rep until 22 May as pa
Review Round-up: Welcome Change at Donmar
By Editorial Staff
Director-playwright Peter Gill’s revival of his own play Small Change opened on Tuesday (15 April 2008, previews from 10 April) at the Donmar Warehouse, where it runs until 31 May. The
Review Round-up: Is Mitchell’s Mr Worth a Visit?
By Editorial Staff
Warren Mitchell (pictured) returned to the West End this week, starring in Jeff Baron’s multi award-winning 1996 two-hander Visiting Mr Green, which opened on 8 April 2008 (previews