Review Round Up: Hamlet, Harold Pinter Theatre

Robert Icke’s production starring Sherlock star Andrew Scott has transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre. Here’s a guide to what critics have been saying about it:  The Stage: ***** “Andrew Scott still delivers one of the great Shakespearean performances of recent years.” WhatsOnStage: ***** “The triumph of Robert Icke’s direction and Scott’s sensational central performance,… Read More

Review Round Up: Anatomy of a Suicide, Royal Court Theatre

Katie Mitchell directs Alice Birch’s play, being performed at the Royal Court Theatre as part of the theatre’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme. But what have critics been saying about it?  Culture Whisper: **** “Birch and Mitchell trace one story, following the tangle of genetics and trauma to show corrosion and recovery.” Time Out: ***** “It’s Mitchell’s… Read More

Review Round Up: Bat Out of Hell, London Coliseum

40 years since the album become one of the most iconic of all time, Bat Out of Hell has rocked its way into the London Coliseum. But what have critics had to say about it so far?  The Guardian: **** ” The best musicals have a compelling storyline, thrilling stage pictures and astonishing sounds. This… Read More

Review Round Up: Witness, Katy Perry

Katy Perry has released her latest album ‘Witness’ – but what have critics been saying about it?  Spin.com: “feels like it’s making a bid for a level of artistic seriousness—a recognition of aesthetic vision—that Perry has never really been afforded.” The Guardian: **** “While her “edgy” new image might not appeal to everyone, K Pez… Read More

Review Round Up: Kiss Me, Trafalgar Studios

Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Claire Lams star in Anna Ledwich’s production of Richard Bean’s play. But what have critics been making of it? “I’m thirty two and I want a baby. There are no men.” A desperate woman. A chivalrous man. And a forbidden kiss that changes everything. WhatsOnStage: *** “Bean can’t resist the odd laugh-line, but mostly Kiss… Read More

Review Round Up: Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy’s annual exhibition is back – but what have critics been saying about this year’s offering?  The Times: ** “The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition had started to look up of late but this year it seems to have slumped back again.” City AM: “it’s scattershot and suffocating and exhausting – but the law… Read More

Review Round Up: Common, National Theatre

Anne-Marie Duff and Cush Jumbo star in Jeremy Herrin’s production of DC Moore’s new play now playing at the National Theatre. But what have critics been saying about it?  Mary’s the best liar, rogue, thief and faker in this whole septic isle. And now she’s back. As the factory smoke of the industrial revolution belches… Read More

Review Round Up: Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!, Serpentine Gallery

This major new exhibition of work from the artist focuses on a number of different issues including popularity and art, masculinity and the current cultural landscape. But what have critics been saying about the exhibition?  The Independent: ** “What else? Surely the point – or perhaps the principle selling point of Grayson Perry these days – is… Read More

Review Round Up: Working, Southwark Playhouse

Luke Sheppard directs this European premiere production at the Southwark Playhouse. Here is what critics have had to say about it:  WhatsOnStage: *** “the entire show is full of energy and never less than engaging.” The Stage: **** “The powerful achievement of Working is to tell ordinary stories in an extraordinary way.” The Times: ***… Read More