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 Prayer for My Daughter
    The scene for this play is set in a police office in downtown New York in the early hours following 4th of July celebrations. Through the hot summer night, two cops, Kelly and Delasante, interrogate...
  • A Russian in the Woods
    Peter Whelan’s new drama, which premiered at Stratford-Upon-Avon last year, has transferred to the small Barbican Pit, and although the first act is tedious the show excels in the second act, which...
  • A Saint She Ain't
    The simple plot concerns Anna who wishes to marry a sailor named Danny, but her father wants her to marry a rich older man. However, complications and cross-purposes follow when Mr and Mrs Bogle...
  • A Season in the Congo
    The Democratic Republic of Congo is a huge country in the middle of Africa. The second largest country in the continent, it possesses highly fertile soils and equally rich mineral resources. Given...
  • A Servant to Two Masters
    The Royal Shakespeare Company/ Young Vic production of “A Servant to Two Masters” has returned to London for a third time and so I thought it was about time I saw the production myself....
  • A Small Family Business
    Olivier Theatre, National
    Arguably our most popular and undoubtedly our most prolific contemporary dramatist, Alan Ayckbourn has now written nearly full-length 80 plays. Nearly all of them have been premiered in Scarborough,...
  • A Streetcar Named Desire - Donmar 2009
    Genre: DramaOpened 28 July 2009Written: by Tennessee WilliamsDirected: Rob AshfordCast: Rachel Weisz (Blanche DuBois), Elliot Cowan (Stanley)Synopsis: Fading southern belle Blanche DuBois...
  • A Streetcar Named Desire - National Theatre 2002
    Without doubt Tennessee Williams' finest creation, Blanche DuBois, offers an actress the part of a lifetime and in recent years we've seen first Jessica Lange and now Glenn Close tackle this most...
  • A Streetcar Named Desire - Theatre Royal Haymarket 1996
    Without doubt this is a tragic and disturbing play. Although it is a famous story and most people know what it is about before seeing it, I myself have never seen it before so I didn’t know what to...
  • A Streetcar Named Desire - Young Vic 2014
    The Young Vic has so far provided two of my best theatrical experiences of the year, and their latest production of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' under the fastidious direction of Benedict Andrews has...

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