Review Round-Ups

Old Vic's Other Desert Cities roundly praised
By Andi Kaufman

The Old Vic's new in-the-round season opens with the UK premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's 'blistering' family drama

Dame Angela Lansbury shows Blithe Spirit
By Andi Kaufman

After an absence of 40 years, Angela Lansbury 'returns in triumph' to the West End to reprise her 2009 Broadway portrayal of Madame Arcati

Is Urinetown flushed with success?
By Andi Kaufman

The satirical American musical receives its UK premiere at the St James Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd

Mixed bag for Peter Gill's Donmar Versailles
By Editorial Staff

The new play, set after the conclusion of the First World War, stars Francesca Annis, Barbara Flynn and Gwilym Lee and opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night (27 February 2014)

Critics enjoy Globe's Knight of the Burning Pestle
By Editorial Staff

The latest offering from the Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse opened last night (27 February 2014)

The Full Monty gets exposed to critics
By Editorial Staff

Daniel Evans' production transferred to the West End's Noel Coward Theatre where it opened last night

Lesley Sharp shines in National's Taste of Honey
By Andi Kaufman

Shelagh Delaney's 1958 drama A Taste of Honey, written when she was just 18, has been revived at the National Theatre

Terry Johnson revives Oh What a Lovely War
By Andi Kaufman

The 1963 musical which recalls the gruesome events of WWI has returned to its original home the Theatre Royal, Stratford East

Review Round-up: Mixed bag for Morgan's Mistress Contract
By Editorial Staff

Abi Morgan's new play The Mistress Contract, adapted from the transcripts of a real-life couple, premiered at the Royal Court last night to a decidedly lukewarm critical reception

Review Round-up: Juliet Stevenson's up to her neck in Happy Days
By Editorial Staff

Beckett's Happy Days, which famously features a character who spends her time immersed in a mound of earth, has been revived at the Young Vic starring Juliet Stevenson