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.

  • A Taste of Honey
    A Taste Of Honey
    Trafalgar Studio One
    While previous National Theatre hits like An Inspector Calls, One Man Two Guvnors, War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time have had repeated returns to the West End and other... Read more
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
    Cyrano de Bergerac
    Playhouse Theatre
    Here is Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand's famous French verse drama originally premiered in Paris in 1867, but not as you nose it. The hero, who probably has the most famous proboscis in all of... Read more
  • Amelie
    Amelie
    The Other Palace
    I saw the original short-lived production of Amélie, a musical version of the 2001 French film, when it premiered on Broadway in 2017 - and ran for just seven weeks. The review I wrote at the time... Read more
  • A Christmas Carol
    A Christmas Carol
    The Old Vic
    Charles Dickens's fable A Christmas Carol - originally published as a novella in 1843 which he subsequently performed himself in public readings - has become as much a part of the festive season as... Read more
  • My Brilliant Friend
    My Brilliant Friend
    Olivier Theatre, National
    While binge television watching has not only been facilitated by the rise of Netflix but actively encouraged by them - the entirety of the third series of The Crown was released on the same day -... Read more
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
    The Bridge Theatre
    It's tempting sometimes today to think many of us have taken the metaphorical step through the wardrobe of C.S.Lewis's imagination and entered the parallel totalitarian universe of Narnia that he... Read more
  • White Christmas
    Dominion Theatre
    If there's a sense of deja vu to seeing White Christmas - the ultimate seasonal musical filler - at the Dominion Theatre, that's only because we have actually been here before. After previously... Read more
  • & Juliet
    Shaftesbury Theatre
    The biggest hit, by far, of the current Broadway season, so far, is Moulin Rouge, a compilation musical that folds extracts from over 70 pop songs, from multiple sources, into telling a story set in... Read more
  • Dear Evan Hansen
    Dear Evan Hansen
    Noel Coward Theatre
    Everybody's Talking About Jamie has just celebrated its 2nd birthday in the West End, a joyous musical about a British teenager embracing and asserting his gay drag identity at a Sheffield school at... Read more
  • Touching The Void
    Touching The Void
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Probably the most famous stage direction in all of world drama is "Exit, pursued by a bear" in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. But in terms of sheer challenges to realise on stage, surely Peter... Read more
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