Review Round-Ups

Is Ralph Fiennes a Superman in Shaw's play?
Simon Godwin's production of Man and Superman runs at the National Theatre until 17 May
Do critics think Carole King musical is Beautiful?
Katie Brayben stars as Carole King in this Broadway transfer that opened at the Aldwych Theatre last night
'Chemistry-rich' Closer comes to Donmar
David Leveaux's production of Patrick Marber's 1997 play opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night - how did the critics react?
Critics praise 'richly unusual' Farinelli and the King
By Editorial Staff
Mark Rylance makes his debut in the Globe's indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in his wife Claire van Kampen's play with music
Mixed bag for Maxine Peake-led How to Hold Your Breath
By Editorial Staff
Zinnie Harris's 'Brechtian fable' at the Royal Court is praised for its 'epic ambition' but labelled a 'bumpy ride'
Di and Viv and Rose is 'moving and surprising'
Amelia Bullmore's play transferred to the West End last week
James McAvoy is 'mesmerising' in The Ruling Class
Jamie Lloyd's final production in his second Trafalgar Transformed season opened last night
Do critics have a Problem with Tom Stoppard's new play?
The Hard Problem opened at the Dorfman Theatre last night
Hattie Morahan gives 'golden performance' in The Changeling
Dominic Dromgoole's production of the Jacobean tragedy opened at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this week
Critics not nervous about Women on the Verge
Pedro Almodóvar's film is brought to the stage at the Playhouse Theatre starring Tamsin Greig