Review Round-Ups

Review Round-Up: Regent's Park is alive with The Sound of Music
By Editorial Staff · 7 Aug 2013 · London, Off-West End
Charlotte Wakefield, Michael Xavier and company© Francis Loney Louise Gooding WhatsOnStage ★★★★★… fans and sceptics alike will not be ...
Review Round-Up: Titanic docks at Southwark Playhouse
By Editorial Staff · 6 Aug 2013 · London, Off-West End
Michael Coveney WhatsOnStage ★★★★... this 1997 musical about the sinking of the Titanic... is surprisingly buoyant... The last half hour is ...
Review Round-Up: Mixed bag for Barnum
By Editorial Staff · 29 Jul 2013 · Chichester
Christopher Fitzgerald and company© Michael Le Poer Trench Maxwell Cooter WhatsOnStage ★★★... every available inch of space, horizontal and ...
Review Round-Up: Chiwetel Ejiofor is a hit in A Season in the Congo
By Editorial Staff · 23 Jul 2013 · London, Off-West End
Chiwetel Ejiofor and company© Alastair Muir Michael Coveney WhatsOnStage ★★★★The return of Chiwetel Ejiofor to the London stage... shows him ...
Review Round-Up: New Punchdrunk premieres in Paddington
By Editorial Staff · 18 Jul 2013 · London, Off-West End
Michael Coveney WhatsOnStage ★★★★Immersive, subversive, convulsive, divisive: there's nothing half-hearted about Punchdrunk's latest manipulative epic… Here's how ...
Review Round-Up: Mixed bag for Color Purple at the Chocolate Factory
By Editorial Staff · 16 Jul 2013 · London
Cynthia Erivo© Francis Loney Michael Coveney WhatsOnStage ★★★★This is the kind of musical theatre the Menier does best: a fresh, stripped back look at a past ...
Review Round-Up: Are new Ladykillers on the money?
By Editorial Staff · 11 Jul 2013 · London, West End
John Gordon Sinclair and Angela Thorne© Francis Loney Theo Bosanquet WhatsOnStage ★★★…the real star of the show is unchanged - Michael Taylor's mesmerising box-of-...
Review Round-Up: Branagh returns in 'thrilling' MIF Macbeth
By Editorial Staff · 8 Jul 2013 · London, Manchester
Dave Cunningham WhatsOnStage ★★★★★…Kenneth Branagh (who performs in the title role) and his co-director Rob Ashford have created an engrossing production that ...
Review Round-Up: Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor in Private Lives transfer
By Editorial Staff · 4 Jul 2013 · London, West End
Anna Chancellor and Toby Stephens©Tristram Kenton Michael Coveney WhatsOnStage ★★★★…Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor play it to perfection at the Gielgud and do ...
Review Round-Up: Lenny Henry shines in Paulette Randall's Fences
By Editorial Staff · 28 Jun 2013 · London, West End
Lenny Henry and Tanya Moodie© Nobby Clark Michael Coveney WhatsOnStage ★★★★★Lenny Henry gives a truly outstanding – dare I say it, truly great – performance… ...