Here is a collection of critics’ reviews of the best theatre from 2014 in New York, London and Melbourne / Australia. While only one person’s opinion, these critical reviews are a good read, particularly if there is a likelihood of one of these shows coming to a city near you in 2015.
In New York, NY Times Chief Theatre Critic, Ben Brantley, was fed up with Broadway’s star system (and could not believe how gullible audiences continue to be), while London import The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was a critics’ favourite. In London, Arthur Miller’s 1955 classic A View From The Bridge impressed just about everyone. Back home in Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company appeared to host the best works of theatre companies nationwide, while in Melbourne, independent venue fortyfivedownstairs upstaged the commercial theatre companies with a string of critically acclaimed theatre shows.
Best of London Theatre 2014
Chris Weigand, Stage Editor, The Guardian.
Michael Billington, Theatre Critic, The Guardian.
Henry Hitching, Theatre Critic, London Evening Standard.
Mark Lawson, Theatre Critic, The Guardian.
Paul Taylor, Theatre Critic, The Independent.
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian.
Best of Melbourne Theatre 2014
Cameron Woodhead, Senior Theatre Critic, The Age.