Critics - Robert Gore Langton

Robert Gore Langton – London Theatre Critic

Selected reviews by Robert Gore Langton, a freelance journalist and theatre critic for publications including the Mail on Sunday and the Spectator.

Robert writes theatre reviews for the Mail on Sunday, and also comment for the Daily Express, and features for a wide range of publications including the Spectator.

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The Motive and the Cue at the National Theatre & Noel Coward Theatre (2023)

★★★★
"Grandiose John Gielgud and boozy Tim Burton are the best of frenemies" (National Theatre) "The actors in this are bang-on.…
Daily Mail
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Macbeth at the Donmar Warehouse (2023)

★★★★
MAIL ON SUNDAY "Every breathy whisper is ultra-audible in this chilly conspiracy to murder" "Max Webster's pioneering production is admirably…
Daily Mail
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Stranger Things: The First Shadow at the Phoenix Theatre (2023)

★★★★★
"So insanely visceral it left my jaw on the floor (MAIL ON SUNDAY)" "This insane, huge-budget, utterly exhausting show closes…
Daily Mail
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She Stoops To Conquer at the Orange Tree Theatre (2023)

★★★★
"The plot involves a young blade called Marlow (a floppy-haired Freddie Fox totally at home in the role) who is…
Daily Mail
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The Witches at the National Theatre (2023)

★★★★
"Dahl's wicked witches banish whiff of Disney" "... the good news is that this musical adaptation is true to Dahl’s…
Daily Mail
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Backstairs Billy at the Duke of York's Theatre (2023)

★★★★
"Comic royal cocktail with a splash of spice" "Marcelo Dos Santos’s Backstairs Billy - a gay old royal romp -…
Daily Mail
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Hamnet at the Garrick Theatre (2023)

★★★★
"Harrowing tale of the Bard's home life is pure theatre gold" (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon) "Madeleine Mantock as Agnes starts blandly…
Daily Mail
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Dr Semmelweis at the Harold Pinter Theatre (2023)

★★★★
"Rylance gives a compelling portrait of a stammering pioneer – he spews out words like the panicking Lance Corporal Jones…
Daily Mail
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The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium (2023)

★★
"The Wizard Of Woke (but at least the lion is a roaring success)" "This Wizard Of Oz at the Palladium…
Daily Mail
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Crazy For You at the Gillian Lynne Theatre (2023)

★★★★★
"The company’s footwork is insane. I came out wanting to tap dance on the bonnet of the nearest car." "This…
Daily Mail
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Retrograde at the Kiln Theatre (2023)

★★★★
"Retrograde is a burning-fuse play about the movie biz. " "Playwright Ryan Calais Cameron superbly recreates the fast-gun patter that…
Daily Mail
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The Sex Party at the Menier Chocolate Factory (2022)

★★★★
"Sex parties, lies and the joys of a nice cup of cocoa" "Johnson’s play, with insane courage, walks into a…
Daily Mail
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Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre (2022)

★★★★★
"Mark Rylance still shines as juicy Johnny 'Rooster' Byron in the thrillingly well-written and almost magical Jerusalem" "It’s thrillingly well…
Daily Mail
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Punchdrunk: The Burnt City at the One Cartridge Place (2022)

★★
"Punchdrunk's immersive Greek tragedy show The Burnt City may leave you footsore and slightly confused, but the designs are marvellous"…
Daily Mail
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