London Theatre Reviews Archive

Browse the London Theatre Review archive for a look back into Fringe theatre, West End shows, plays and musicals that have now closed, ranging from 1996 to the present.

  • A Laughing Matter
    The National Theatre and Out of Joint’s co-production of April De Angelis’s “A Laughing Matter “ is running in repertoire with Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer”, both plays directed by Max...
  • A Letter of Resignation
    Conservative Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, receives a resignation letter from one of his minister's, Mr Profumo, who had lied to Parliament about his infidelity. John Profumo was a trusted...
  • A Lie of the Mind Review
    Sam Shepard’s 1985 dark play has been revived at the Donmar Warehouse with Wilson Milam directing, but unfortunately the play is too long and labours to the extent that boredom sets in. The story...
  • A Life In the Theatre
    David Mamet’s play, premiered in 1977, takes us behind the scenes of an American rep where the action focuses on two members of the company: Robert (played by Patrick Stewart) and John (played by...
  • A Little Night Music - Garrick Theatre 2009
    Genre: MusicalOpened 7 April 2009Written: Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh WheelerDirected: Trevor NunnProducer Menier Chocolate FactoryCast: Hannah Waddingham (Desiree), Maureen...
  • A Little Night Music - National Theatre 1995
    I rarely go to the National thinking that what I am about to will be of dubious quality or over pretentious. I was not disappointed. Of Sondheim's musicals, A Little Night Music, is not one of my...
  • A Lot of Living
    A LOT OF LIVING is a compilation show of the songs of Charles Strouse which was produced previously off-broadway. Maybe only those with a reasonable knowledge of musicals will know much of the work...
  • A Man For All Seasons
    Keeping your mouth shut might seem like the ideal way to avoid getting into trouble – I’m sure we’ve all faced situations in our working lives, for example, where we’ve bitten our lips in order to...
  • A Matter of Life and Death
    It is hard to know what to make of A Matter of Life and Death. Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, it retells the story of an RAF pilot without a parachute who jumps to...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Albery Theatre 2001
    This new production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a straight take on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy and retains all of the original text. It boasts a sensational performance by Dawn French as ‘...

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