Review Round-Ups

Critics divided over Dennis Kelly's Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas
By Editorial Staff · 12 Sep 2013

Dennis Kelly's Royal Court debut The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas opened at the Royal Court last night (11 September 2013). Telling the story of a man caught up in capitalist greed, it is directed by Vicky Featherstone and runs until 19 October 2013

Mixed bag for National's Edward II
By Editorial Staff · 5 Sep 2013
Joe Hill-Gibbins' radical revival of Marlowe's Edward II, starring John Heffernan in the title role, opened at the NT Olivier last night (5 September)
Did Globe's Blue Stockings charm the critics?
By Editorial Staff · 2 Sep 2013
Jessica Swale's new play about the first college to allow women to graduate in England, opened at the Globe last week, where it runs until 11 October
Critics cheer Kirkwood's West End Chimerica
By Editorial Staff · 19 Aug 2013
Lucy Kirkwood's new play, which won critical acclaim with its original run at the Almeida Theatre has transferred to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre, where it runs until 19 October 2013
High praise for The Pride at Trafalgar Transformed
By Editorial Staff · 14 Aug 2013
Jamie Lloyd's revival of Alexi Kaye Campbell's debut play opened last night (13 August 2013) at the Trafalgar Studios, starring Hayley Atwell, Mathew Horne, Harry Hadden-Paton and Al Weaver
Payne's Same Deep Water splits critics
By Editorial Staff · 8 Aug 2013
Nick Payne's new play, set in the world of 'no win, no fee' lawyers, premiered this week (6 August) at the Donmar Warehouse and sharply divided critical opinion
Review Round-Up: Regent's Park is alive with The Sound of Music
By Editorial Staff · 7 Aug 2013
Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical The Sound of Music has been revived at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, where it opened to press on Monday (5 August 2013)
Review Round-Up: Titanic docks at Southwark Playhouse
By Editorial Staff · 6 Aug 2013
Tony Award-winning 1997 Broadway musical Titanic has been revived by director Thom Southerland in a chamber production at the Southwark Playhouse
Review Round-Up: Mixed bag for Barnum
By Editorial Staff · 29 Jul 2013
Chichester Festival Theatre's revival of circus extravaganza Barnum, in its new temporary 1,400 seat 'big top', opened to press last week (24 July 2013)
Review Round-Up: Chiwetel Ejiofor is a hit in A Season in the Congo
By Editorial Staff · 23 Jul 2013
The UK premiere of Aimé Césaire's 1966 play A Season in the Congo, documenting the rise and fall of the Congo's first democratically elected Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, opened at the Young Vic last week (16 July 2013)