Review Round Up: The Majority, National Theatre

Rob Drummond’s new play examines democracy, charting a journey through the Scottish Independence Referendum, Brexit and  Trump. But what have critics been saying about David Overend’s production?  The Independent: *** “A thought-provoking play but not as revealing as one had hoped.” The Telegraph: *** “It’s an impressive piece of solo performance, and, whenever you go, you’re… Read More

Review Round Up: Apologia, Trafalgar Studios

Stockard Channing and Laura Carmichael star in this new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play at the Trafalgar Studios. Here is what critics have been saying about it:  Kristin Miller is a firebrand matriarch and eminent art historian. A birthday gathering should be a cause for celebration but the cracks in her family relationships are… Read More

Review Round Up: Matisse in the Studio, Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts are shining a light on Henri Matisse and his studio, revealing how his personal collection of works provided inspiration on his own work. Here’s what critics have been saying about the exhibition:  The Moorish Screen, 1921, Henri Matisse, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Bequest of Lisa Norris Elkins, 1950. Photo (c)… Read More

Review Round Up: Road, Royal Court Theatre

John Tiffany directs Jim Cartwright’s play about inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain. Here’s what critics have been saying about it so far:  “I feel like England’s forcing the brain out me head.” A Road, a wild night, a drunken tour guide, a journey to the gutter and the stars and back. “Why’s… Read More

Review Round Up: Just to Get Married, Finborough Theatre

The Finborough Theatre is currently showing the first London  production of Cicely Hamilton’s play in 100 years and is directed by Melissa Dunne. Here’s what critics have been saying about it:  Approaching her 30th birthday in early 20th Century England, the clever and poor Georgiana Vicary is waiting for the handsome but shy Adam Lankester to propose… Read More

Review Round Up: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole the Musical, Menier Chocolate Factory

This new musical is based on the beloved novel by Sue Townsend is now playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory – but what have critics been saying about it?  Set in 1980s Leicester, we follow the daily dramas and misadventures of Adrian’s adolescent life. With dysfunctional parents, ungrateful elders, a growing debt to school bully… Read More

Review Round Up: Girl From the North Country, Old Vic Theatre

Find out what critics have been saying about Conor McPherson’s new show featuring the music of Bob Dylan here:  Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge huddle together in the local guesthouse. The owner, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth is losing her mind and their daughter… Read More

Review Round Up: Cat on a Hot Tin roof, Apollo Theatre

Benedict Andrews directs this new production of Tennessee Williams’ classic play starring Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell. But what have critics been saying about it so far?  On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the… Read More