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.

  • Absolutely! (Perhaps)
    There are few plays that can grip ones curiosity so quickly and then keep you utterly enthralled throughout as Franco Zeffirelli’s masterful production of Luigi Pirandello’s play “Absolutely! (...
  • Absurd Person Singular
    Three kitchens, three Christmases and three married couples combine in three acts to provide this tale of the rise and demise of different social classes. The acts in fact have much in common with...
  • Absurdia (Resounding Tinkle / Gladly Otherwise / Crimson Hotel)
    Genre: ComedyOpened 31 July 2007Written: by N. F. Simpson / by N. F. Simpson / by Michael FraynDirected: Douglas HodgeProduced: Donmar WarehouseCast: Peter Capaldi, John Hodgkinson, Lyndsey Marshal,...
  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist
    Accidental Death of an Anarchist first appeared in 1970, inspired by the mysterious demise of a certain Giuseppe Pinelli in December 1969. Investigative journalism yielded contention about his death...
  • Accolade
    Even though the News of the World is no more, there's still an irresistible public appetite to find out about the sex lives of public figures - and lots of newspapers left to report it. As we've...
  • Acorn Antiques
    Genre: Comedy musicalOpened 10 Feb 2005Written: by Victoria Wood, based on the Acorn Antiques characters that appeared as a spoof soap-opera in her television series, As Seen on TV.Directed: Trevor...
  • Adler & Gibb
    Art helps us to make sense of life, but what helps us make sense of art? It is a job that critics sometimes do, but sometimes critics, or at least this one, have to admit defeat. But at least I...
  • After Miss Julie
    Patrick Marber has taken Strindberg’s classic play “Miss Julie” and moved it from late 19th century Sweden to mid 20th century London, July 1945 to be precise: the year that Labour won its historic...
  • After Mrs Rochester - 2003
    Jean Rhys is known for her literary masterpiece “Wide Sargasso Sea”. Like her anti-heroine Mrs Rochester, Rhys too was rather wild and unpredictable. After a two-year sentence for assaulting her...
  • After Mrs Rochester - Duke of York's Theatre 2003
    Shared Experience is always a company to watch. Rightly praised for their dynamic, innovative brand of physical theatre that seeks to explore the psychological realms of drama, their subjects are...

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