Review Round-Ups

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

Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale's 'extraordinary' Lear
By Editorial Staff

Sam Mendes' production of King Lear starring Simon Russell Beale opened at the NT Olivier last night (23 January 2014)

'Luminous' Gemma Arterton 'dazzles' in new candlelit venue

Opening the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Dominic Dromgoole's production of The Duchess of Malfi shines bright, for most

Is Stephen Ward a hit for Lloyd Webber?
By Editorial Staff

Andrew Lloyd Webber is no stranger to a mixed critical reception, and his new musical based on the 1963 Profumo Affair, which premiered at the Aldwych Theatre last week, is no exception

Tom Hiddleston impresses with 'compelling' Coriolanus
By Editorial Staff

Josie Rourke's production of Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston in the title role opened at the Donmar Warehouse this week, where it runs until 8 February

Smith leads 'dangerously entertaining' American Psycho
By Editorial Staff

Doctor Who's Matt Smith has returned to the stage to star in a new musical adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis' cult novel. Did his Patrick Bateman charm the critics?

Critics divided over Duck House
By Editorial Staff

A new satire about the MPs expenses scandal opened at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre earlier this week and split opinion

Critics enjoy Grandage's Henry V starring Jude Law
By Editorial Staff

The last in Michael Grandage's West End season, Henry V, opened at the Noel Coward Theatre last week. Starring Jude Law in the title role, it runs until 22 February 2014

Mixed bag for Kathy Burke's Once a Catholic
By Editorial Staff

Once A Catholic, directed by Kathy Burke, opened at the Tricycle Theatre last week. Starring Molly Logan, it is set in a convent girls' school in 1950's London, and runs until 18 January 2014