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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Delivered with a rare mixture of ferocity and vivacity, passion and charm (LondonTheatre.co.uk); A workmanlike effort (Telegraph); Sweet and happy as pie (Daily Mail), Gently enjoyable (Standard). more...


The Book of Mormon
Cleverly written...enormously enjoyable.(Londontheatre.co.uk); Decadent and self-indulgent musical (Telegraph); mildly amusing (Guardian); Loved it (Independent) more...

The Buskers Opera
London deserves this to be a much grittier and hard-hitting modern parallel rather than the champagne socialism the musical currently represents. (Londontheatre.co.uk) more...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Hugely inventive production almost overwhelming in its sheer scale and complexity, but magical nonetheless (Londontheatre.co.uk). more...

Funny Girl (Savoy)
Smith makes it into something extraordinary — truthful, bold and heartstopping by turns (LondonTheatre); full-hearted charm (Telegraph); reinvents Brice for a new generation (Standard). more...

The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Waterloo East)
Whilst the piece itself may be theatrical chewing gum, it's the performances that you'll remember and are worthwhile letting yourself go (LondonTheatre). more...

In The Heights (King's Cross Theatre)
The show finds its life source and force in movement...in almost constant motion...It is an unmissable joy and delight (LondonTheatre). more...

Jersey Boys
The best musical I have ever seen, period (LondonTheatre); This piece remains very much a jukebox musical (Stage); Slickly animated production (Evening Standard) more...

Kinky Boots
A terrific hard-working ensemble that bring this show to gleaming, authentic life and exhilarating fun.(LondonTheatre.co.uk); Too formulaic to induce rapture (Independent); A kicking I feel obliged to give it (Telegraph). more...

Les Misérables
It's clearly a tightly oiled machine but that efficiency does little to stifle the creative and emotional impact...London is all the better for having this prime example of British musical theatre at its finest (LondonTheatre.co.uk). more...

The Lion King
The Lion King is an outstanding creative and emotional musical and will no doubt remain the King of the West End for many years to come. (LondonTheatre.co.uk) more...

Mamma Mia!
Don't go to the show expecting any gripping story line, just go with the mind of enjoying the songs, reminiscing and having a lot of fun. (londontheatre.co.uk) more...

Matilda The Musical
The best new British musical since Billy Elliot.(Telegraph); Cracking Christmas fun. (Londontheatre.co.uk). more...

Motown the Musical
Slick, sleek production, with exhilarating choreography (Londontheatre.co.uk); I was disappointed at how little I discovered (Guardian); always enjoyable (Times). more...

Mrs Henderson Presents
Delightful and winningly old-fashioned (LondonTheatre.co.uk); its art is somewhat lacking (Telegraph); simply isn’t good enough (Standard). more...

The Phantom of the Opera
It's a tightly drilled ensemble that features solid turns from the entire company...an unforgettable delight and an undeniable pleasure from start to finish (LondonTheatre.co.uk). more...

Show Boat
It's a miracle of a production for a miracle of a show. (LondonTheatre.co.uk); radiates immense talent across the board (Telegraph); still a knockout (Standard). more...

Sunny Afternoon
It is exhilaratingly staged by Edward Hall with apt period choreography (LondonTheatre.co.uk); a heady celebration of a quintessentially English talent (The Guardian). more...

The Threepenny Opera (NT)
The bare-bones aesthetic gives it an appropriately raw, ragged feeling that matched the jagged drama... A wonderful cast is also full of great voices (LondonTheatre.co.uk). more...

Thriller Live
A great night out (Daily Telegraph); Immensely enjoyable (Independent) more...

Drama Reviews...

Abominations (Etcetera Theatre)
Gritty, realistic and keeps your attention throughout. This is a slice of kitchen sink drama that is well worth seeing (LondonTheatre.co.uk). more...


Boy (Almeida)
Sometimes chilling, always rigorous, and finally quietly overwhelming (LondonTheatre.co.uk); Quietly magnificent (Standard); The kind of thing to turn first-timers on to theatre (Radio Times). more...

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
This is unmissable theatre - a modern classic (LondonTheatre.co.uk) more...

Doctor Faustus
I found myself lost and bemused in the shuffle (LondonTheatre.co.uk); verges on being totally incomprehensible (Telegraph); an exercise in bombarding us with toxic images (Standard). more...

The Flick
A slice of real life is rarely seen so honestly and faithfully presented, and both Baker and Gold create an pointed look at American life (LondonTheatre.co.uk). more...

Les Blancs
This is everything good theatre should be – challenging, thought provoking and confrontational (LondonTheatre.co.uk); compelling mix of atmosphere and argument (Observer). more...

The Mousetrap
The story, whilst sensational and full of silly coincidences, is actually quite good. (LondonTheatre.co.uk) more...

People, Places and Things
It is unmissable theatre — the play of the year...it thrills and astonishes (LondonTheatre.co.uk). more...

The Railway Children (King's Cross Theatre)
There may be a bit too much narration at times, but ... comes into its own when a real steam train and carriage hove thrillingly into view (LondonTheatre.co.uk). more...

Romeo and Juliet
It all feels very old-fashioned (LondonTheatre.co.uk); Done with a speed and vigour (Guardian); It’s mucho, mucho Italiano (Independent); Stylish, accessible and illuminated by Lily James (Standard). more...

The Woman in Black
A brilliant thriller that is a must see! (londontheatre.co.uk) more...

Comedy Reviews...

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
The show is one long blast of laughter, ricocheting around the auditorium (LondonTheatre.co.uk); Thrillingly and daringly inventive (Guardian); Full of invention and surprises (Radio Times). more...


How the Other Half Loves
It's a phenomenally well-choreographed scene, superbly staged...beautifully cast and played production is also a treat for the sublime performances (LondonTheatre.co.uk). more...

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Purists may squirm...I loved it— it's one of the most irreverent, original and all-out happiest Globe shows ever. (LondonTheatre.co.uk). more...

The Play That Goes Wrong
You cannot fail to admire the ceaseless energy of the cast (LondonTheatre.co.uk); A great-looking, brilliantly performed piece (The Telegraph); Some ingenious, precision-drilled, physical comedy (Evening Standard). more...

The Suicide
It constantly feels overcooked, contrived and strenuous...(LondonTheatre.co.uk); seems not only superfluous but curiously dated (Guardian); never finds its rhythm (Evening Standard). more...

Entertainment Reviews...
The Winter's Tale (ROH)
Perhaps one of the finest ballets I have ever enjoyed, and is without a doubt the most arresting, inspiring and moving evening I've ever spent at the Royal Opera House. (LondonTheatre.co.uk) more...

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