Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Fat Pig Brings Home the Bacon?
By Editorial Staff
American Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig received its UK premiere at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 1 last night (27 May 2008, previews from 16 May). Directed by the playwright, it’s performed
Review Round-up: Hall’s Pitmen Paint a Success
By Editorial Staff
Having found global success on screen and musical stage with Billy Elliot, Lee Hall made a forceful return to playwriting with The Pitmen Painters, which premiered last September a
Review Round-up: Never Forget the Feelgood Factor
By Editorial Staff
Following its world premiere last July at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre and two regional tours, Never Forget, the new musical based on the greatest hits of reformed Nineties boyband T
Review Round-up: Critics Unmoved by Marguerite?
By Editorial Staff
Oscar and Grammy Award-winning French composer Michel Legrand’s new musical Marguerite celebrated its opening night last night (20 May 2008, previews from 7 May) at the Theatre Royal Haymar
Review Round-up: Dockery's Doolittle a Shaw Hit
By Editorial Staff
Last week (15 May 2008, previews from 7 May) saw the opening of Peter Hall’s much-heralded Bath production of George Bernard-Shaw’s Pygmalion at the Old Vic. Starring Michelle Dockery (pi
Review Round-up: Horrocks Captures Brecht's Soul
By Editorial Staff
Jane Horrocks (pictured) stars in David Harrower’s new translation of Bertolt Brecht’s 1943 play The Good Soul of Szechuan, also known as the The Good Person of Szechuan (Der gute Mens
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