Reviews on West End

Review – King Lear

King Lear
This King Lear starts unpromisingly, but then develops a depth of characterization, fluid movement and pathos of enactment that culminates in a fine reworking...

Review – 13 The Musical

13
13 The Musical sees Jason Robert Brown at his most commercial. The score is bright and boppy, and it feels like a show young...

Review – Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof
Tennessee Williams' masterwork, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, is a play that is often done badly. Benedict Andrews is a very modern, very...

Review – Evita

Evita
For someone who has never seen Evita before, this is a perfectly acceptable introduction that gives a fair overview of the whole with excellent...

Review – Apologia

Apologia
The combination of Stockard Channing and Jamie Lloyd should have been unbeatable theatrical champagne, but in Lloyd's production of Apologia the fizz never really bursts...

Review – Willemijn Verkaik Live in Concert

Willemijn Verkaik is fast becoming a staple of the musical theatre fandom. She has a powerhouse voice, oddball personality, and is somewhat of an...

Review – The Hunting Of The Snark

Snark
The Hunting of the Snark looks and sounds like a child’s dream. This fantasy version of the classic Lewis Carroll’s poem is sure to...

Review – Nassim

Nassim
Any preliminary scepticism we might have over means and message is disarmed and the power of theatre to leap over boundaries to find new...

Review – I Loved Lucy

I Loved Lucy
I Loved Lucy is a feast of emotions. The audience tumbles through the gamut from laughter to tears in the story of Lee Tannen,...

Review – Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado
There isn’t a ton of chemistry between the two leads in this Much Ado and it doesn’t make the serious political points it craves...