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Billy Elliot
The greatest British musical I have ever seen (Telegraph); Enjoyable (Independent) 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...

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

The Commitments
Scrappy, sometimes hazily sketched proceedings...I just wish there was a bit more content and originality. (Londontheatre.co.uk). more...

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Does at times definitely go too far, beyond healthy vulgarity and into uncomfortable offence.(Londontheatre.co.uk) more...

Evita
The production is a visual feast ... Seeing Evita works on many parallel levels (Londontheatre.co.uk); The show’s heart is in the right place (Telegraph); Limited seven-week run is the best thing for this Evita (Standard) more...

Here Lies Love
One of the sexiest, most sensual casts in London give it amazing energy and spirit (LondonTheatre.co.uk); What a way to launch the Dorfman (Telegraph); The staging is ingenious (Daily Mail). more...

The Infidel (Stratford East)
Though some of it is over-extended - the stage version manages to add an hour to the running time of the film - this is a new British musical with punch and point (LondonTheatre.co.uk). more...

Jacques Brel... (Charing Cross)
Those who are new to Brel's world will find much to enjoy as this production certainly proves he is alive and kicking in London. (LondonTheatre.co.uk). more...

Jersey Boys
This piece remains very much a jukebox musical (Stage); Slickly animated production (Evening Standard) more...

Les Misérables
The whole production is a wonderful piece of musical theatre (Gary Mack) more...

The Lion King
This is a dazzling show with the heart of a lion (Telegraph); A beautiful dazzle of invention and imagination (Evening Standard) 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...

Miss Saigon
My senses were regularly dazzled, but I was never moved (LondonTheatre.co.uk); A stone cold hit (Express); High-stakes intensity (Evening Standard) more...

Once
Special and so enjoyable...music that is extraordinarily distinctive, powerfully emotional and hugely affecting – in a word... stunning. (Londontheatre.co.uk). more...

The Phantom of the Opera
Continues to wow audiences and cast its magical spell. (Gary Mack) more...

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

Urinetown
The show occasionally threatens to outstay its welcome...(LondonTheatre.co.uk); Forgettable froth (Telegraph); I felt no emotional connection to the material (Evening Standard). more...

Wicked
Witty, enjoyable (Telegraph); I enjoyed very little (Independent) more...

Drama Reviews...

The Cherry Orchard (Young Vic)
Dominic Rowan as Lopakhin and Paul Hilton as Trofimov, bring tender heartbreak and heartache to every moment.(LondonTheatre.co.uk); I felt I was watching a commentary on Chekhov rather than a great tragicomedy (The Guardian). more...


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

Electra (Old Vic)
There's not much tonal variety to Scott's ravaged performance in the title role. (LondonTheatre.co.uk); a kill-for-a-ticket triumph (The Telegraph); Kristin Scott Thomas is excruciatingly good (The Independent). more...

Ghost Stories
Its three stories of ghostly visitations are given an atmospheric intensity in the sparse, smart changing perspectives of Jon Bausor's designs... (Londontheatre.co.uk) more...

Great Britain
Though some of the comedy is heavy-handed, it is more often still surprisingly hard-hitting. No one emerges with much credit here, from newsroom team to fawning politicians and police ... (Londontheatre.co.uk) more...

Henry IV(Donmar)
Lloyd strains too hard to follow it through...(Londontheatre.co.uk); Intimate, strikingly physical staging (Evening Standard); Vigorously entertaining (Guardian). more...

King Charles III
This remains an unmissable event (LondonTheatre.co.uk); Tim Pigott-Smith gives the performance of his distinguished career (The Guardian); This is undoubtedly one of the most stimulating plays of the year (Evening Standard). more...

Macbeth (National Youth)
Macbeth is a model of clarity, brevity and strong classical acting...the focus is entirely on the young actors here, who handle Shakespearean language with complete fluency and command. more...

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

Our Town (Almeida)
There's a gorgeous generosity to the playing(LondonTheatre.co.uk); Our Town lies as flat on the Almeida stage as one of Mrs Gibbs’s breakfast pancakes (Telegraph). more...

Selfie (National Youth)
A formless mess that offers a bleak, boring portrait of the "me" generation revolving around a desperately shallow crowd of hipsters made up of aspiring artists, models, writers and singers.(LondonTheatre.co.uk) more...

Seminar (Hampstead)
This is hardly the stuff of compelling drama(LondonTheatre.co.uk); In dire need of a rewrite (The Telegraph); American author Theresa Rebeck toys with some fascinating issues, yet these points are never allowed to blossom (Evening Standard). more...

Shakespeare In Love
A love song to the theatre itself (LondonTheatre.co.uk); It makes you feel grateful to be alive (Independent); A fizzy, infectious exuberance (Evening Standard) more...

Speed-the-Plow
Mamet's much-revived play provides at least two great roles for the men (LondonTheatre.co.uk); A good but by no means a great night out (Independent); Lohan brings on stage a quality of breathless naivety (Guardian). more...

Teh Internet is Serious Business
Often a big, unruly mess (LondonTheatre.co.uk); Computer code is recited like poetry (Telegraph); Both enlightening and unexpectedly touching (Guardian); A timely piece, entertaining and unsettling (Standard) more...

War Horse
Genius isn't too strong a word to describe this astonishing production (Daily Telegraph); Be sure not to miss this stunning show (The Times) more...

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

Comedy Reviews...

East is East
Strikes a universal resonance for any time and any family. (LondonTheatre.co.uk); Still brilliantly alive in its verbal comedy (Independent); Horrocks’s performance is polished (Telegraph). more...


Forbidden Broadway
One of the all-round most entertaining evenings on show in the West End at the moment. (LondonTheatre.co.uk) more...

Fully Committed (Menier)
It will make you laugh - sometimes heartlessly, sometimes uproariously - throughout. (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...

Entertainment Reviews...

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
All the stops are pulled out to deliver an entertaining evening of undeniable talent. (LondonTheatre.co.uk); Confident, driven and ruthlessly self-promoting (Daily Telegraph). more...


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