Review Round-Ups

Review Round-up: Goold Redeems Judas Iscariot
By Editorial Staff
Fresh from winning three Best Director gongs (at the Olivier, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Awards) for his Patrick Stewart-headed Macbeth, Rupert Goold’s new UK production,
Review Round-up: Critics Feel Good in the Hoods
By Editorial Staff
A hit for the past two summers at the Edinburgh Fringe, Into the Hoods had its press performance on 26 March (previews from 14 March) at the Novello Theatre, where it’s currently booki
Review Round-up: Is Brenton’s Play Good Enough?
By Editorial Staff
Howard Brenton’s new political drama Never So Good, chronicling the life and times of Harold Macmillan, received its world premiere last night (26 March 2008, previews from 17 March) at
Review Round-up: Carnage Repeats Art Success?
By Editorial Staff
A power cut added extra drama to the opening last night (25 March 2008, previews from 7 March) of Yasmina Reza’s new comedy God of Carnage at the West End’s Gielgud Theatre (See Also To
Review Round-up: Another Major Shaw Hit for NT?
By Editorial Staff
After its multi award-winning hit last year with Saint Joan, the National Theatre has this week served up another George Bernard Shaw classic, 1905’s Major Barbara. Artistic dire
Review Round-up: More Luck for Rare Miller Play
By Editorial Staff
More than 50 years after it first premiered, Arthur Miller’s play The Man Who Had All the Luck may have found its own overdue luck with the critics, thanks to the Donmar Warehouse’s
Review Round-up: Fox’s Old-Fashioned Fictions
By Editorial Staff
John Mortimer’s double bill of law based plays, collectively entitled Legal Fictions and starring Edward Fox, opened at the West End’s Savoy Theatre last night (28 February, previews fr
Review Round-up: Will Apollo Fall into The Vortex?
By Editorial Staff
Following a regional tour, Peter Hall’s revival of Noel Coward’s hothouse drama, The Vortex, arrived at London’s Apollo Theatre on Tuesday night (26 February 2008, previews from 20 F
Review Round-up: The Hour of Reckoning for NT?
By Editorial Staff
The National Theatre’s fast, physical and dialogue-free new play, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, was conceived twenty years ago by experimental Austrian dramatist Peter Handke a
Review Round-up: Over The Moon at the Playhouse?
By Editorial Staff
Jean Anouilh's 1947 comedy Ring Round the Moon returned to the West End on Tuesday (19 February 2008, previews from 5 February), opening for a limited season at the Playhouse Theatre with a