David Adams, Nick Ahad, Arifa Akbar, Claire Allfree, Michael Arditti, Jeremy Austin, Nick Awde, Tim Bano, Honour Bayes, David Benedict, Raymond V Bennett, Gerald Berkowitz, Theo Bosanquet, Daisy Bowie-Sell, Clare Brennan, Mary Brennan, Georgina Brown, Mark Brown, Robert Butler, Simon Button, Jo Caird, Paul Callan, Julie Carpenter, Dominic Cavendish, David Chadderton, Ned Chaillet, James Christopher, Susannah Clapp, Nigel Cliff, Liz Coggins, Clare Colvin, Mark Cook, Neil Cooper, Maddy Costa, Michael Coveney, Steve Cramer, Anthony Curtis, Nick Curtis, Michael Darvell, Robert Dawson Scott, Nicholas de Jongh, Simon Edge, Jane Edwardes, Susan Elkin, John Elsom, Vera Elyashiv, DL Evans, Mark Fisher, Philip Fisher, Roger Foss, Karen Fricker, Lyn Gardner, Sharon Garfinkel, Thelma Good, Robert Gore-Langton, Bill Hagerty, Rachel Halliburton, Robert Hanks, Christopher Hart, Andrew Haydon, Sarah Hemming, Ian Herbert, Henry Hitchings, Alan Hulme, Jafar Iqbal, James Inverne, Emma John, Ian Johns, Oliver Jones, Louise Kingsley, Jeremy Kingston, Ruth Leon, Paul Levy, Brian Logan, Catherine Love, Lizzie Loveridge, Howard Loxton, Andrzej Lukowski, Kate Maltby, Sam Marlowe, Patrick Marmion, Diana Damian Martin, Dominic Maxwell, Caroline McGinn, Keith McKenna, Joyce McMillan, Fergus Morgan, Fiona Mountford, Siobhan Murphy, John Nathan, Gary Naylor, Heather Neill, Benedict Nightingale, Kevin O’Sullivan, Terri Paddock, Michael Parker, Phil Penfold, John Peter, Lucy Powell, Libby Purves, Kieron Quirke, David Roper, William Russell, Alice Saville, Adam Scott, Victoria Segal, Mark Shenton, Robert Shore, Ian Shuttleworth, Aleks Sierz, Neil Smith, Nick Smurthwaite, Charles Spencer, Marianka Swain, Siobhan Synott, Maxie Szalwinska, Robert Tanitch, Paul Taylor, Jessie Thompson, Ann Treneman, Natasha Tripney, Paul Vale, Rosemary Waugh, Tom Wicker, Holly Williams, Lyndsey Winship, Carole Woddis, Matt Wolf, Alex Wood, Kate Wyver, Toby Young.
Michael Billington, Michael Coveney, Clive Hirschhorn, Herbert Kretzmer, Jack Lewis, Blanche Marvin, Garry O’Connor, Peter Roberts, John Russell Taylor, Irving Wardle.
News & Reviews
The Critics' Circle Theatre Awards took a hiatus during the lockdowns of 2021, but returned on 3 April 2022 with a ceremony at the Ham Yard Hotel, honouring work made in the calendar year 2021. The decision not to hold an awards, even virtually, in 2021 had been a...read more
At the National Liberal Club last week, the Critics’ Circle presented the opera singer Dame Janet Baker with the Rosebowl Award for "Distinguished Service to Art". The vote for this most endearing of prime donne had been cast in 2019 but certain world health issues...read more
On Wednesday 14 July 2021, towards the end of the morning, the Critics' Circle helped to get the wheels of live social intercourse moving again when fifty members arrived for luncheon at the National Liberal Club. The guest of honour was novelist and playwright...read more
Every year since 1988, the Critics’ Circle has voted for a single leading artist to receive an engraved crystal Rosebowl in recognition of their distinguished contribution to the arts. The first recipient was Sir Peter Hall, Director of the National Theatre and...read more
One of the greatest living stars of British classical music, the mezzo-soprano Dame Janet Baker CH DBE, was voted the winner of the 2019 Critics' Circle Rosebowl by the 500 members of the Circle. Regrettably both the announcement and the award have been delayed by the...read more
Philip Fisher reports on a cultural visit to Vienna with tastes of architecture, art, theatre and opera.read more
On 3rd October 2018, Britain's foremost artist David Hockney received the Critics' Circle award for Distinguished Service to Art. The relaxed ceremony took place over lunch at the Chelsea Arts Club, London, a beautiful venue with access through long french windows...read more
Published by Duckworth Overlook at £16.99, 382 pages There is no question that the most hyped first novel of 2018 is Mrs Hancock and the Mermaid by Imogen Hermes Gowar. While that historical novel is undoubtedly a fine work by a prodigious new talent, a strong case...read more