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 our London Theatre Guide reviews below or visit the reviews archive for closed shows.

  • On Blueberry Hill
    On Blueberry Hill
    Trafalgar Studio One
    Sebastian Barry, a feted novelist (who is currently the Laureate for Irish Fiction) and playwright, makes his long overdue West End debut with this London transfer for Irish new writing company... Read more
  • Jennifer Saunders in Blithe Spirit
    Blithe Spirit
    Duke of York's Theatre
    In 2013, Richard Eyre directed the great Lesley Manville in a harrowing production of Ibsen's Ghosts at the Almeida that subsequently transferred to the West End's Trafalgar Studios. The ghosts in... Read more
  • Pretty Woman: The Musical
    Pretty Woman: The Musical
    Piccadilly Theatre
    There have been plenty of musicals about prostitution on Broadway, like the 60s classic Sweet Charity, set in a dance hall where the hostesses available for hire as dance companions say, "Who dances... Read more
  • The Prince of Egypt
    The Prince of Egypt
    Dominion Theatre
    In 2017, a musical premiered on Broadway called Prince of Broadway. It celebrated the life and career of the powerful and prolific Broadway producer and director Harold Prince, whose career spanned... Read more
  • Be More Chill review
    Be More Chill
    The Other Palace
    After the homegrown Everybody's Talking About Jamie and Broadway import Dear Evan Hansen, Be More Chill is another new musical about the growing pains and everyday terrors of high school students who... Read more
  • Upstart Crow
    Upstart Crow
    Gielgud Theatre
    West End and Broadway stages have long been a recycling centre for successful film titles, usually becoming musicals but occasionally plays (like The Graduate that played at this address); now TV... Read more
  • Leopoldstadt Review
    Leopoldstadt
    Wyndham's Theatre
    The last new Tom Stoppard play to open directly in the West End was Indian Ink - itself based on an earlier radio play - which premiered at the Aldwych Theatre twenty-five years ago. All of his plays... Read more
  • Endgame
    Endgame
    The Old Vic
    In 2002, the late, great Elaine Stritch brought her solo show At Liberty to the Old Vic, in which she described herself "an existential problem in tights". Now, 18 years later, the same stage is... Read more
  • Kunene and the King
    Kunene and the King
    Ambassadors Theatre
    Two giants of South African theatre, one who stayed and one who left but both of whom have garnered international reputations, join forces for this warm and moving play that's partly about the... Read more
  • Uncle Vanya starring Toby Jones and Richard Armitage review
    Uncle Vanya
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    Michael Billington recently wrote a feature for The Guardian in which he commented that he's seen nearly two dozen productions of Uncle Vanya in over 60 years as a theatregoer (48 of them as a critic... Read more
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