Reviews

Duet For One

Duet For One

★★★☆☆   Solid:

Thought-provoking and icily emotional, Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s version of Duet For One at the King’s until Saturday is wonderfully acted but never really takes flight.

November 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!

★★★★☆  Spirited:

Melodic drive and fine performances make EDGAS’s Oklahoma! at the Church Hill until Saturday a real treat.

October 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
A View From The Bridge

A View From The Bridge

★★★☆☆ Well told:

A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller’s great tragedy of loyalty and miss-placed love in the tenements of the waterfront slums of 1950s New York is given a solid production from the EUTC at Bedlam this week.

October 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Our Fathers

Our Fathers

★★★☆☆ Charming:

Our Fathers at the Traverse has a great deal of talent behind it. The end result is amusing and entertaining but ultimately somewhat too frothy.

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Real Thing

The Real Thing

★★★☆☆   Stoppard the play, I want to get off:

It’s love among the middle classes at the King’s this week as Laurence Fox stars in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing.

October 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

★★★★☆  Modern:

Stark and tense, Ivo van Hove’s production of Hedda Gabler for the English National Theatre and touring to the Festival Theatre all week, is a thoroughly unnerving reading of Ibsen’s great play.

October 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Son of a Preacher Man

Son of a Preacher Man

★★★☆☆    Nostalgic:

Dusty Springfield fans will love Son of a Preacher Man as the 60s return to the Kings this week with Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood on both direction and choreographic duties.

October 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
La Belle Helene

La Belle Helene

★★★☆☆ Fizzing:

Fun and flighty, Opera Camerata has ensured that they leave us wanting more, with a production of Offenbach’s La Belle Helene at the Church Hill Theatre which hits its high notes.

October 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Man to Man

Man to Man

★★★★☆ Impressive:

Imaginative staging and superb acting give Man To Man at the Traverse a fascination that cannot prevent it from running out of steam slightly before the end.

October 12, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Cockpit

Cockpit

★★★★☆ Necessary:

There are huge and troubling resonances throughout the Lyceum’s startling Cockpit. Fascinating staging and committed performances make for a thoroughly vital production – albeit one that falls tantalisingly short of greatness.

October 11, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More