Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Zorro Leaves Its Mark on Critics
By Editorial Staff
Gipsy Kings musical Zorro opened at the Garrick Theatre last night (16 July 2008, previews from 2 July), with producers no doubt hoping to turn the tide in what has so far been a difficult ye
Review Round-up: Globe in The Frontline for Praise
By Editorial Staff
Che Walker’s The Frontline isn’t the first new play commissioned by and premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe, but it is the first set in modern London staged at this address. The drama, s
Review Round-up: Mixed Grades for High School?
By Editorial Staff
The stage adaptation of Disney’s smash-hit High School Musical had its London premiere on Saturday evening (5 July 2008, previews from 28 June) at the Hammersmith Apollo, in front of an ecl
Review Round-up: Barbican Watch Worth the Wait
By Editorial Staff
Two years after premiering at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe, the National Theatre of Scotland’s hit Black Watch finally received its London premiere this week (25 June 2008, previews from 20
Review Round-up: Wives Very Merry at the Globe
By Editorial Staff
Twelve years after it opened, Shakespeare’s Globe presents its first production of the Bard’s most raucous comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor this summer, as part of artistic director
Review Round-up: Critics Unplug Dickens Show?
By Editorial Staff
Reduced Shakespeare Company co-founder Adam Long’s new show, Dickens Unplugged, opened on Monday (9 June 2008, previews from 23 May) at the Comedy Theatre (See 1st Night Photos, 10 Jun 2008
Review Round-up: Donmar Chalk Garden Blooms
By Editorial Staff
Enid Bagnold’s Fifties West End comedy The Chalk Garden received its first major London revival in over 30 years in a production opened last night (11 June 2008, previews from 5 June) a
Review Round-up: Life or Death for Frayn\'s Latest?
By Editorial Staff
Five years after Democracy, playwright Michael Frayn, director Michael Blakemore and actor Roger Allam have reunited back at the National Theatre, where Frayn’s latest play Afterlife
Review Round-up: Kinnear Revenge Is Sweet at NT
By Editorial Staff
Thomas Middleton’s bloody Jacobean classic The Revenger's Tragedy was revived this week at the National Theatre, where it opened on 4 June 2008 (previews from 27 May) in rep in the NT O
Review Round-up: Page’s Rosmersholm Splits Crits
By Editorial Staff
Last week (22 May 2008, previews from 15 May) saw the opening of Anthony Page’s revival of Ibsen’s 1886 classic Rosmersholm at the Almeida Theatre. Starring Helen McCrory, Paul Hilton a