London Theatre Reviews

Planning a theatre trip and not sure whether to splurge on the star power and spectacle of a West End musical, experience an intimate drama in a Fringe venue, or check out the latest in new writing at the Royal Court?


See what our reviewers thought about all the latest London theatre offerings with our full theatre reviews listings! From classic dramas to new musicals, our editorial team have written about what they loved and what they didn’t. View all of our London Theatre Guide reviews here in one place.

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  • Judy!
    Arts Theatre
    It's been 31 years since a show called Judy played at what was then the Strand Theatre, with Scottish performer Leslie Mackie winning an Olivier Award for playing the title role of Judy Garland. More... Read more
  • Twelfth Night - Shakespeare's Globe 2017
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    Shakespeare plays have a habit of coming in multiples in London: for instance, I've already seen four versions of Julius Caesar in the last six months alone, and there are two more on the immediate... Read more
  • Woyzeck
    Old Vic Theatre
    In a recent interview, Star Wars actor John Boyega, who was raised in Peckham in South London a few miles from the Old Vic, commented, "Growing up, I used to get the bus, the 171, and I would pass... Read more
  • Review of Othello at Wilton's Music Hall
    Othello
    Wilton's Music Hall
    It's potentially one of the the most brutal scenes in western literature and certainly one of Shakespeare's most memorable final acts which, no spoiler alert needed, results in a pile of three... Read more
  • Review of Lettice and Lovage starring Maureen Lipman and Felicity Kendal at the Menier Chocolate Factory
    Lettice and Lovage
    Menier Chocolate Factory
    Peter Shaffer, who died last year, was best known the author of weighty, philosophical plays like Equus and Amadeus, both of which were first premiered at the National and where the latter was... Read more
  • Review of Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht at the Young Vic Theatre
    Life of Galileo
    Young Vic
    London is currently experiencing a mini festival of immersive productions of Bertolt Brecht plays. Hot on the heels of the recently opened revival of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, which... Read more
  • Review of Ballroom at the Waterloo East Theatre
    Ballroom
    Waterloo East Theatre
    Michael Bennett's imperfect 1978 musical Ballroom remains somewhat a footnote in his otherwise illustrious career, framed either side of its 116 performance Broadway run by the unprecedented success... Read more
  • Review of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Duke of York's Theatre
    Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Jukebox musicals in the West End have come in all shapes, sizes and colours -- whether presented as biographical accounts of the lives of songwriters from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (Jersey... Read more
  • Salome National Theatre (Photo Johan Persson)
    Salome
    Olivier Theatre, National
    The story of Salome is one that has been told through dance, opera, drama, film, poetry and sculpture. As a biblical figure she has assumed legendary status most obviously associated with demanding... Read more
  • Review of Angels in America at the National Theatre: Event Theatre at its finest
    Angels in America
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    The sense of anticipation and foreboding that runs through each of Tony Kushner's carefully constructed characters at the brink of the new millennium captures the audience in an equally prophetic... Read more
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