2003

All reviews copyright © Ian Shuttleworth; all rights reserved.

BY DATE (or alternatively, VIEW BY TITLE)




TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS (King's Head Theatre, London N1; opened 3 January, 2003)

VICTORY AT THE DIRT PALACE (Riverside Studios, London W6; opened 9 January, 2003)

A LITTLE FANTASY (Soho Theatre + Writer's Centre, London W1; opened 15 January, 2003)

THE BEGGAR'S OPERA (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond; opened 17 January, 2003)

TRIPLE ESPRESSO (Arts Theatre, London WC2; opened 21 January, 2003)

CIRCA (The Pit, London EC2; opened 5 February, 2003)

NO. 2 (King's Head Theatre, London N1; opened 6 February, 2003)

PEER GYNT (Arcola Theatre, London E8; opened 7 February, 2003)

IPHIGENIA (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield; opened 11 February, 2003)

THE GREEN MAN (Bush Theatre, London W12; opened 24 February, 2003)

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (Strand Theatre, London WC2; opened 25 February, 2003)

ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST (Donmar Warehouse, London WC2; opened 26 February, 2003)

HONOUR (Royal National Theatre [Cottesloe], London SE1; opened 27 February, 2003)

dirty butterfly (Soho Theatre + Writers' Centre, London W1; opened 28 February, 2003)

HORSE COUNTRY / THE COMPLETE LOST WORKS OF SAMUEL BECKETT AS FOUND IN AN ENVELOPE (PARTIALLY BURNED) IN A DUSTBIN IN PARIS LABELED "NEVER TO BE PERFORMED. NEVER. EVER. EVER. OR I'LL SUE! I'LL SUE FROM THE GRAVE!!!" (Riverside Studios, London W6; opened 6 March, 2003)

THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield; opened 18 March, 2003)

CROSSING JERUSALEM (Tricycle Theatre, London NW6; opened 19 March, 2003)

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond; opened 21 March, 2003)

AXEL AND BERTHA (Rosemary Branch Theatre, London N1; opened 25 March, 2003)

VAU DA SARAPALHA (The Pit, London EC2; opened 1 April, 2003)

CHRISTMAS ON MARS (Finborough Theatre, London SW10; opened 3 April, 2003)

THE GONDOLIERS (Festival Theatre, Chichester) / NATHAN THE WISE (Minerva Studio, Chichester) (opened 1 May, 2003)

MOJO-MICKYBO (Lyric Studio Hammersmith, London W6; opened 1 May, 2003)

MUSEUM OF MODERN ODDITIES (Natural History Museum, London SW7) / SHOPWORKS (220 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17) (opened 3 May, 2003)

THE BOMB-ITTY OF ERRORS (New Ambassadors Theatre, London WC2; opened 7 May, 2003)

THE GOREY END (Lyric Hammersmith, London W6; opened 15 May, 2003)

DIMETOS (Gate Theatre, London W11; opened 3 June, 2003)

THE HANGING MAN (Lyric Hammersmith, London W6; opened 5 June, 2003)

HOLES IN THE SKIN (Minerva Studio, Chichester; opened 18 June, 2003)

CUCKOOS (The Pit, London EC4; opened 24 June, 2003)

CALAMITY JANE (Shaftesbury Theatre, London WC2; opened 26 June, 2003)

THE WATERY PART OF THE WORLD (BAC [Battersea Arts Centre], London SW11; opened 27 June, 2003)

THE PROVOKED WIFE (Southwark Playhouse, London SE1; opened 4 July, 2003)

iMUMBO JUMBO (Barbican Theatre, London EC4; opened 10 July, 2003)

TAYLOR'S DUMMIES (BAC [Battersea Arts Centre], London SW11; opened 10 July, 2003)

SUNDAY FATHER (Hampstead Theatre, London NW3; opened 15 July, 2003)

SHELL CONNECTIONS, Day 2: Purple / The Crossing Path (Cottesloe Theatre, London SE1; 16 July, 2003)

THE WATER BABIES (Festival Theatre, Chichester; opened 17 July, 2003)

SUGAR DADDIES (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough; opened 22 July, 2003)

RICHARD III (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 23 July, 2003)

PERICLES ("The Warehouse", Mandela Way, London SE1; opened 24 July, 2003)

TAPE (Soho Theatre + Writers' Centre, London W1; opened 31 July, 2003)

THE LAST NIGHT OF MANKIND (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; opened 11 August, 2003)

HAMLET (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; opened 20 August, 2003)

EDINBURGH FRINGE 1: The People Next Door / Dark Earth / The Straits / Duck / My Arm / Nine Parts Of Desire / Napoleon In Exile / Sniperculture (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; August, 2003)

EDINBURGH FRINGE 2: Thebans / Pugilist Specialist / Kings Of The Road / A Very Naughty Boy: The Life Of Graham Chapman / Daniel Kitson: A Made Up Story / Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure (Various venues, Edinburgh; August, 2003)

EDINBURGH FRINGE 3: Those Eyes, That Mouth / Ladies & Gents / Pandora 88 / Lewis In Wonderland / Demetri Martin: If I / Ridiculusmus (Various venues, Edinburgh; August, 2003)

EDINBURGH FRINGE 4: Playing The Victim / People Show 113: Baby Jane (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; August, 2003)

EDINBURGH FRINGE 5: Confessions Of A Psychic / Sceptic / Sharon Neill: Second Sight / Marc Salem's Out Of His Mind / An Audience With Paul Daniels / Corpus / A Millennium Prayer / Crowley (Various venues, Edinburgh; August, 2003)

EDINBURGH FRINGE 6: Sarah Kendall / Lucy Porter / Miranda Hart: It's All About Me! / Nina Conti & Micky Flanagan / David O'Doherty / Alex Horne: Making Fish Laugh / Howard Read: The Big Howard Little Howard Show / Gary Le Strange: Polaroid Suitcase / Die / Reginald D. Hunter: White Woman (Various venues, Edinburgh; August, 2003)

EDINBURGH FRINGE 7: The Argument A Family Portrait / Linda Marlowe: No Fear! / 12 Angry Men / Hurricane (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh; August, 2003)

SAN DIEGO (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh) / ONE TWO (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh) (August, 2003)

THE ARGUMENT: A FAMILY PORTRAIT (The Pit, London EC2; opened 3 September, 2003)

THE CARETAKER (Bristol Old Vic; opened 9 September, 2003)

ANIMAL (Soho Theatre + Writers' Centre, London W1; opened 10 September, 2003)

THE ILLUSTRIOUS CORPSE (Soho Theatre + Writers' Centre, London W1; opened 10 September, 2003)

JOHN BULL'S OTHER ISLAND (Tricycle Theatre, London NW6; opened 15 September, 2003)

MICHAEL BARRYMORE LIVE! ON STAGE (Wyndham's Theatre, London WC2; opened 16 September, 2003; closed 17 September, 2003)

THE DEEP BLUE SEA (Touring; opened 16 September, 2003)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (London Palladium, London W1; new cast opened 22 September, 2003)

TITUS ANDRONICUS (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 23 September, 2003)

THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; opened 24 September, 2003)

TOMMY TIERNAN: TELL ME A STORY (New Ambassadors Theatre, London WC2; opened 25 September, 2003)

THE SHAPE OF METAL (Abbey Theatre, Dublin; opened 29 September, 2003)

PERFORMANCES (Gate Theatre, Dublin; opened 30 September, 2003)

IDEAS MEN (The Pit, London EC2; opened 1 October, 2003)

THE PUB LANDLORD: GIVING IT BOTH BARRELS (Touring; tour opened 2 October, 2003)

LIFE IS RHYTHM (Lyric Theatre, London W1; opened 6 October, 2003)

MONEY TO BURN (The Venue, London W1; opened 9 October, 2003; closed 11 October, 2003)

SIMPLICITY (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond; opened 10 October, 2003)

BILL BAILEY: PART TROLL (Wyndham's Theatre, London WC2; opened 13 October, 2003)

OTHELLO (Theatre Royal, Northampton; opened 14 October, 2003)

WAIT UNTIL DARK (Garrick Theatre, London WC2; opened 15 October, 2003)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Touring; seen on 16 October, 2003)

RABBIT (Lyric Hammersmith, London W6/touring; opened 20 October, 2003)

WAY UPSTREAM (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough; opened 22 October, 2003)

13 OBJECTS (Riverside Studios, London W6; opened 30 October, 2003)

SHADOWS (The Pit, London EC2; opened 5 November, 2003)

KEEPERS OF THE FLAME (Live Theatre, Newcastle on Tyne; opened 6 November, 2003)

LENNY HENRY: SO MUCH THINGS TO SAY (Wyndham's Theatre, London WC2; opened 11 November, 2003)

THE PERMANENT WAY (Theatre Royal, York; opened 14 November, 2003)

THE LISBON TRAVIATA (King's Head Theatre, London N1; opened 17 November, 2003)

HAPPY DAYS (Arts Theatre, London WC2; opened 18 November, 2003)

CAKE (BAC [Battersea Arts Centre], London SW11; opened 19 November, 2003)

THE SECRET RAPTURE (Lyric Theatre, London W1; opened 26 November, 2003)

EXCUSES! (Soho Theatre + Writers' Centre, London W1; opened 1 December, 2003)

CINDERELLA (Lyric Hammersmith, London W6; opened 2 December, 2003)

CINDERELLA (Old Vic, Bristol; opened 4 December, 2003)

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Playhouse, Oxford; opened 6 December, 2003)

CHRISTMAS (Pavilion Theatre, Brighton; opened 9 December, 2003)

WHY THE WHALES CAME (Comedy Theatre, London SW1; opened 11 December, 2003)

ALADDIN (Theatre Royal, Brighton; opened 16 December, 2003)

ME, MYSELF AND I (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond; opened 19 December, 2003)
 


Return to main reviews index

Return to main theatre page

Return to Shutters homepage