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 - RSC 2006
    A play with a 'weak and idle theme' is how Shakespeare (through the character of Puck) described his play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. And who am I to argue with that? Because this comedy, focusing...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare's Globe 2002
    Written: William ShakespeareDirector: Mike AlfredsProducer: Globe TheatreCast:Geraldine Alexander (Hippolyta/Titania), Louise Bush (Helena/Fairy) , Keith Dunphy (Demetrius) , Ryan Early (Starveling (...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare's Globe 2008
    Next up in this year's season at the Globe is Shakespeare's ever-popular magical comedy that seems almost synonymous with summer and open air theatre. For this production, the Globe has gone into...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare's Globe 2013
    There was a time when summer didn't seem quite seasonally correct without a version of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to experience. Set mostly outdoors, this bit of Shakespearian nonsense almost...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream review of the Globe Theatre's Wonder Season production
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    Artistic directors of Shakespeare’s Globe are used to igniting controversy: Mark Rylance, great Shakespearean actor that he was, wondered aloud if Shakespeare was actually the author of the plays...
  • A New Way to Please You
    First hitting the stage in (or about) 1618 and currently part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Gunpowder’ season, ‘A New Way To Please You’ (or ‘The Old Law’) is attributed by modern scholars to...
  • A New World - A Life of Thomas Paine
    Apparently, the first draft of this play by Trevor Griffiths started out at almost a staggering 6 hours in length. Mercifully, it's now down to half that, but still feels long. That said, there's a...
  • A Night in November
    It's strange how many shows change after the interval. Some seem to get into their stride once the punters return from slaking their thirst and emptying their bladders, others seem to slide into a...
  • A Night Out
    Hampton Wick is the sort of place where you notice strangers - especially when they are pretty and friendly - and standing next to you in the queue to buy stamps at the one man post office. I'm glad...
  • A Number
    Caryl Churchill has written a strange and thought provoking play about personal identity and the inimitability of human relationships. If a loved one dies can they be replaced with a duplicate copy?...

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