Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Not So Brief Cinema Encounter?
By Editorial Staff
The West End christened its newest theatre on Sunday (17 February 2008) with the opening of Brief Encounter, Kneehigh Theatre’s adaptation of David Lean’s classic 1945 film, at The Cin
Review Round-up: Old Vic Scores a High Speed Hit
By Editorial Staff
Hollywood actors, and real-life friends, Jeff Goldblum and Kevin Spacey play Hollywood producer buddies Bobby Gould and Charlie Fox in the Old Vic’s 20th anniversary revival of David Mamet
Review Round-up: Earnest & Unremarkably Brilliant
By Editorial Staff
Penelope Keith (pictured) returned to the West End last night (31 January, previews from 22 January) as the famous matron with a handbag fixation, Lady Bracknell, in Peter Gill’s new revival of
Review Round-up: Early Pinter Plays Hold up Well
By Editorial Staff
Two short Harold Pinter plays originally written for television came to life on stage this week care of Richard Coyle, Gina McKee, Charlie Cox and Timothy West, who opened on Tuesday night (29 Jan
Review Round-up: NT Should Be Happy with Notices
By Editorial Staff
Lucinda Coxon’s latest play Happy Now? received its world premiere last Thursday (24 January 2008, previews from 16 January) at the National Theatre, where it’s running in rep in the
Review Round-up: Sink or Swim in Haymarket Sea
By Editorial Staff
The second production in the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s inaugural in-house season under the artistic direction of Jonathan Kent, a revival of Edward Bond’s 1973 black comedy The Sea star
Review Round-up: Time for Hare’s Hour of Glory?
By Editorial Staff
David Hare’s post-9/11 play The Vertical Hour - the first of the British writer’s plays to be seen first in New York - received its UK premiere last night (22 January 2008, previews f
Review Round-up: Is La Cage Another Menier Hit?
By Editorial Staff
The Menier Chocolate Factory revival of Jerry Herman’s 1983 Broadway musical comedy La Cage Aux Folles finally officially opened on Wednesday (9 January 2008, previews from 27 November 20