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 Midsummer Night's Dream - Comedy Theatre 2003
    Edward Hall’s production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is one of laughter and enchantment. The all-male company ‘Propeller’ bring a fresh vitality to the play. They may fail to capture the...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Noel Coward Theatre 2013
    Noel Coward Theatre
    This is the fourth in the season of plays directed by Michael Grandage at the Noël Coward Theatre. The season has already given us the likes of Simon Russell Beale in 'Privates on Parade', and stars...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Open Air Theatre 2001
      June 2001 This production has received favourable notices from the popular press…. ANDREW ALDRIDGE for TIME OUT says, “This is the kind of accessible ‘Dream’ we have come to expect from this venue...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Open Air Theatre 2003
    Summer and A Midsummer Night's Dream seem synonymous. Whilst undoubtably a safe choice, it's a play that seems beautifully suited to the Open-Air theatre and this year's production is no exception....
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Open Air Theatre 2004
    A summer treat, Shakespeare's delightful comedy is almost as synonymous with the Open-Air season as strawberries and cream at Wimbledon. Familiar the play may be but stale it certainly isn't, Ian...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Open Air Theatre 2006
    The Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park is certainly something special in the way of venues. Picnics on the lawn and some fine jazz in the bar combine to provoke a feeling of well-being and contentment...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Open Air Theatre 2007
    If the Open Air Theatre's Artistic Director, Ian Talbot, were to ask 'Does my Bottom look big in this?", we'd probably have to agree that it does. Though Talbot is not very tall or even very wide,...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Open Air Theatre 2008
    I think it was W. C. Fields who once said "Never work with children or animals". Well, at least the cast of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - this year's children's production at the Open Air Theatre -...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Open Air Theatre 2011
    Review by Peter Brown 4 June 2011 Summer somehow wouldn't quite be summer without seeing a version of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. It used to be the centrepiece of the season at the Open Air Theatre...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Open Air Theatre 2012
    On a summer's evening, after a baking hot day of glaring sun, the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park really is a magical place to be. The trees around the stage provide an unrivalled, spectacular...

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