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.

  • The Majority
    The Majority
    Dorfman - National Theatre
    Does your vote count? Does it really make a difference? It will in Rob Drummond’s new play, The Majority. As you take your seats at the Dorfman, you’re handed a voting pad, a tool which will allow... Read more
  • Apologia
    Trafalgar Studio One
    We have a very fertile new writing culture in Britain - so fertile, in fact, that good plays are seemingly discarded after their first productions and only rarely resurface again for another outing.... Read more
  • Emma Hatton in Evita
    Phoenix Theatre
    Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the stage premiere of Evita at London's Prince Edward Theatre - longer than its title character Eva Peron herself lived - and now it's back in the West End... Read more
  • Road at the Royal Court
    Royal Court Theatre
    Thirty years after it premiered at the Royal Court, and about thirty years after it first landed in director John Tiffany's lap, Jim Cartwright's play Road paints a portrait of northern England at a... Read more
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Apollo Theatre
    For those of you mourning the loss of the constant parade of flesh that was on display throughout ITV’s summer hit “Love Island,” there may be a perfect remedy in store in the form of the latest West... Read more
  • Girl from the North Country
    Girl From the North Country
    Old Vic Theatre
    Bob Dylan is easily one of the most important, influential musicians of the 20th century, which is why this new play, Girl From the North Country - featuring his songs - by Conor McPherson was so... Read more
  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole at the Menier Chocolate Factory
    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
    Menier Chocolate Factory
    There are plenty of shows about how tough growing up can be. Matilda, Curious Incident, even Mosquitoes currently running at the National. But it would be difficult to find one as brilliantly British... Read more
  • Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams in Mosquitoes
    Dorfman - National Theatre
    ​Siblings disagree, they bicker, they argue. Lucy Kirkwood's new play Mosquitoes launches Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams together and sees what happens when they collide. It's set in 2008 as... Read more
  • The Blues Brothers - Summer Special
    The Blues Brothers
    The Cabaret Theatre, Hippodrome Casino
    Well, the British summer weather may be letting us all down (yet again) at the moment, but we can always count on Jake and Elwood to bring a little sunshine into our lives and that's exactly what... Read more
  • Disco Pigs
    Trafalgar Studio Two
    We all know what it's like as you grow up. You live, you learn, you love. Friends come, and friends go. But you have just one friend to take on the world with, losing them means everything. Darren... Read more
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