Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Did Critics Go Crazy for Swayze?
By Editorial Staff · 9 Aug 2006 · West End
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 · West End
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 · West End
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 · West End
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 · West End
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 · West End
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 ...
Review Round-up: Russell Beale Gives Galileo Life
By Editorial Staff · 7 Jul 2006 · West End
At the National Theatre, Simon Russell Beale stars in The Life of Galileo, the third production in this year’s Travelex £10 Season, which opened last night (Thursday 6 July 2006, previews ...
Review Round-up: Cleopatra Hits & Antony Misses
By Editorial Staff · 7 Jul 2006 · West End
Nicholas Jones and Frances Barber (pictured) take the title roles in Antony and Cleopatra, the third production in Dominic Dromgoole’s inaugural season as artistic director of Shakespeare’...
Review Round-up: Critics Enjoy Gambon’s Mute Joe
By Editorial Staff · 3 Jul 2006 · West End
Michael Gambon (pictured) stars as a man whose conscience is haunting him in Atom Egoyan’s world premiere stage adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s 1960s TV drama Eh Joe (See News, 30 May 2006)....
Review Round-up: Critics Run to See Wartime Farce
By Editorial Staff · 30 Jun 2006 · West End
Actor-director Douglas Hodge - currently on stage himself in Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy Titus Andronicus at the Globe – takes a total change of pace by directing Philip King’s ...