Review Round-up

Denise Gough shines in People, Places and Things
Jeremy Herrin's production of Duncan Macmillan's new play opened in the National's Dorfman Theatre last night
Mixed bag for Cumberbatch's heavily-hyped Hamlet
Lyndsey Turner's radical production didn't sit well with all the critics, though its star was more roundly praised
Are the critics loopy for Lupin?
By Will Longman
Michael Simkins' adaptation of the Sunday Times bestseller has arrived in the West End
Did Seven Brides for Seven Brothers woo the critics?
Rachel Kavanaugh's production runs at the Open Air Theatre until 29 August
Mixed bag for Kendal-led Hay Fever
By Editorial Staff
Lindsay Posner's production has transferred from Bath to the West End via Australia
Donmar election play gets critics' vote
By Editorial Staff
James Graham's The Vote, which was broadcast live on election night, starred a 50-strong ensemble including Judi Dench
Simon Stephens's 'compelling' Carmen Disruption premieres at Almeida
Stephens's reimaging of Bizet's opera Carmen opened this week
Critics castigate Court's Twits
Enda Walsh has adapted Roald Dahl's book for the stage at the Royal Court; but the results get a distinctly mixed reaction
Ronan Keating charms in Once debut
By Nicole Goldstein
The former Boyzone singer has joined the award-winning musical as Guy
Did White Christmas bring festive cheers to critics?
By Nicole Goldstein
The seasonal show based on the iconic film opened at the Dominion last week