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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...

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...

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...

Made In Dagenham The Musical
At last we have an original new show worth celebrating (LondonTheatre.co.uk); Slick, catchy tunes (Independent); Funny, thoughtful and uplifting (Daily Express); Manages to be robustly likeable (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...

Memphis
Energetic and thrilling (LondonTheatre.co.uk); Killian Donnelly is something of a revelation (Guardian); Beverley Knight is sensational in this dynamic musical (Evening Standard). 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...

The Scottsboro Boys
An absolute stunner - and completely unmissable...(LondonTheatre.co.uk); a genuinely radical musical (Guardian); I urge you to buy a ticket (The Times); Audacious and troubling (Financial Times). 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...

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...

White Christmas
Sit back, enjoy the immortal songs, and reflect on the world of sixty years ago...no-biz-like-showbiz heartwarmer (Londontheatre.co.uk); Dramatically flaky (Telegraph); Amiable, lavish, dynamically danced, but dramatically insipid (Independent) more...

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

Drama Reviews...

Accolade (St James)
A bold and brilliant play, and well worth seeing. (LondonTheatre.co.uk); There are moments of suave comedy (Evening Standard); an impeccable revival (The Guardian). more...


Behind the Beautiful Forevers
It feels like a lot of effort for not enough reward. (LondonTheatre.co.uk); Consistently enjoyable (The Telegraph); The play leaves one deeply affected (The Guardian). more...

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...

John (NT)
... compelling ... but then the show veers off ... But this is nevertheless a gripping, beautifully executed evening. (Londontheatre.co.uk) 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...

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...

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...


Neville's Island
It's a play that offers a recognisable set of superbly written characters (LondonTheatre.co.uk); The play feels flabby (Evening Standard); It feels like a rather feeble comedy sketch (Telegraph) 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...

La Soiree
Maybe it is a freak show; but what freaks! It's enough to make you want to be one yourself and join the family. Unmissable. (LondonTheatre.co.uk) more...


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