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Assassins (Menier)
An astonishing, audacious and courageous show. (LondonTheatre.co.uk); a terrific ensemble (Telegraph); certainly more hit than miss (Independent). more...


Bat Boy (Fringe)
It was disappointing however to see a misfire on all accounts, as the production feels somewhat of a wasted opportunity... (LondonTheatre.co.uk) more...

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...

Cats
The show's strength remains in its ensemble feeling (Londontheatre.co.uk); Cats is actually a classy species of panto (Telegraph); Performed with great commitment, the dancing is excellent (Guardian) more...

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

City of Angels
Hugely stylish production (Londontheatre.co.uk); The presentation is immaculate (Guardian); Plenty to delight (Daily Mail); A smart, seductive and often very funny show (Standard). 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...

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...

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

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
The West End could do with a new musical comedy, but this one doesn't hit the spot (LondonTheatre.co.uk); It’s still a little stiff and uneasy (Evening Standard); An absolute joy of an evening (Telegraph). more...

Drama Reviews...

3 Winters (NT)
Strong characterisation from Štivičić and fine performances from her large cast make 3 Winters a compelling watch. (LondonTheatre.co.uk); a beguiling narrative, beautifully staged (Daily Mail). more...


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

Dara
The play is a serious slow-burn (LondonTheatre.co.uk); Performances can feel one-dimensional or forced (Independent); The writing is too often lifeless (Standard). 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...

The Hard Problem
An elegant, highly watchable production full of terrific performances (Londontheatre.co.uk); this is a major disappointment (Telegraph); occasionally suffers from information overload (Guardian); never quite exerts a strong enough grip as drama (Independent). 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...

The Merchant of Venice (Almeida)
Goold's production is so bold and original (LondonTheatre.co.uk); Ian McDiarmid is a supercilious Viennese-accented Shylock (Independent); An outstanding performance by Susannah Fielding (Standard). more...

The Mousetrap
The story, whilst sensational and full of silly coincidences, is actually quite good. (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...

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...

Taken at Midnight
A handsome, thoughtful addition to the West End roster. (LondonTheatre.co.uk); Penelope Wilton achieves a perfect mix of passion and authority (Standard); Mr. Light is suavely chilling in (NY Times). more...

Treasure Island (NT)
Treasure Island feels like a missed opportunity (Londontheatre.co.uk); an often ingenious production (Daily Mail); keeps alive the wit and excitement of the book (Guardian); lacks real buccaneering vitality (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...

Di and Viv and Rose
The three stars beautifully convey their characters' quirks, individuality and hurts with an open-hearted generosity and rapport that makes it entirely captivating (LondonTheatre.co.uk); sprightly production (Guardian) 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 Ruling Class
Lloyd's production comes embellished with some brilliant character actors (LondonTheatre.co.uk); James McAvoy’s charismatic performance is a tour de force (Standard); Tremendous, infectious fun (Telegraph). more...

Entertainment Reviews...

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