Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Comedy Gold in NT's Alchemist
By Editorial Staff · 18 Sep 2006
Alex Jennings, Simon Russell Beale, Lesley Manville and Ian Richardson star in The Alchemist, Ben Jonson’s classic farce about con artists, which opened at the National Theatre on Thursday ...
Review Round-up: Extremely Impressive Extremis
By Editorial Staff · 5 Sep 2006
Howard Brenton’s In Extremis received its world premiere this past weekend at Shakespeare’s Globe (Friday 1 September 2006, previews from 27 August), where it’s the final production in ...
Review Round-up: Frost/Nixon Gains Critical Votes
By Editorial Staff · 23 Aug 2006
As far as the critics were concerned, to paraphrase David Frost, it was “Hello, good evening and a very big welcome” to Frost/Nixon, which had its world premiere on Monday (21 August 2006, ...
Review Round-up: Seven Brides Fail to Wed Critics
By Editorial Staff · 18 Aug 2006
Recently voted third best musical in a poll for BBC Radio 2, Seven Brides for Seven Brides made its first West End return in 21 years on Wednesday (16 August 2006, previews from 10 August) at ...
Review Round-up: Did Critics Go Crazy for Swayze?
By Editorial Staff · 9 Aug 2006
Patrick Swayze faced the critics in his West End debut as Nathan Detroit in Michael Grandage’s multi award-winning revival of Guys and Dolls on Monday (7 August 2006, see News, 7 Aug 2006) ...
Review Round-up: Have Critics Exiled Joyce’s Play?
By Editorial Staff · 3 Aug 2006
Exiles, the only stage play by Irish novelist James Joyce, was revived at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre last night (2 August 2006, previews from 26 July), for a repertory run to 26 ...
Review Round-up: A Right Royal Mess of a Farce?
By Editorial Staff · 1 Aug 2006
A Right Royal Farce, journalists-turned-playwrights Toby Young and Lloyd Evans’ latest comedy, opened last night (Monday 31 July 2006, previews from 20 July) at north London’s King’s ...
Review Round-up: Did The Boy Friend Woo Critics?
By Editorial Staff · 24 Jul 2006
Sandy Wilson’s 1920s musical comedy The Boy Friend is revived at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, where it opened on Thursday (20 July 2006) and continues in rep until 9 September 2006 ...
Review Round-up: Pirate Play Flagging at the Globe
By Editorial Staff · 20 Jul 2006
Simon Bent’s new play Under the Black Flag received its world premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe on Tuesday (18 July 2006), with a press night rescheduled from 14 July, following previews ...
Review Round-up: Pilgrims Prevail in Canterbury
By Editorial Staff · 17 Jul 2006
Mike Poulton’s two-part Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s medieval classic The Canterbury Tales transferred to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre last Thursday (13 ...