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 for current shows below, or check out our reviews archive for historic shows.

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  • Tamsin Greig Twelfth Night National Theatre
    Twelfth Night
    Olivier Theatre, National
    The headline news about the National's new production of Twelfth Night has, of course, been the re-gendered casting of Malvolio as Malvolia, with Tamsin Greig assuming the mantle of the romantically... Read more
  • See Me Now
    See Me Now
    Young Vic
    Despite being 'the oldest profession' the stigma surrounding sex workers continues to be perpetuated and examined in an all-too clinical and judgemental fashion. As a piece of theatre See Me Now,... Read more
  • The Girls Review
    The Girls
    Phoenix Theatre
    First a film, then a play, and now a musical, Calendar Girls tells the true story of a Yorkshire W.I. group's brilliant fundraising effort of creating a (discreetly) nude calendar of their members... Read more
  • The Wild Party
    Editor's Pick
    The Wild Party
    The Other Palace
    "Welcome to my party/ Glad you stumbled in," declares Queenie to one guest, but to another she asks, "Who the hell invited you?" Here's a musical wild party that the Other Palace is throwing to... Read more
  • Travesties
    Travesties
    Apollo Theatre
    Memory is a device championed by writers of various forms of literature to allow character and situations to be explored within a subconscious reality that can stray from the path or realism and... Read more
  • Anyone Can Whistle
    The Union Theatre
    There’s a temptation when writing about Sondheim and Laurents’ failed 1964 musical Anyone Can Whistle to write it off as being ahead of its time and misunderstood by the contemporary commercial... Read more
  • The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
    The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
    Theatre Royal Stratford East
    As the musical charm of LA has recently been embraced in full saccharine technicolor by the hit film 'La La Land' Kristen Childs' well meaning yet somewhat tepid musical about a young girl's battle... Read more
  • The Pitchfork Disney
    Shoreditch Town Hall
    It's commendable of director Jamie Lloyd to take a step back from the commercial excesses of the West End following numerous seasons at the Trafalgar Studios and into the almost site-specific vibe of... Read more
  • Sex with Strangers
    Hampstead Theatre
    The title is one of those titillating come-ons, and given that the person who pens that eponymous blog that has been turned into a bestseller in the plot of this play is played by the sexy young... Read more
  • Editor's Pick
    The Glass Menagerie
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Memory hangs over this production and play like a foggy mist, from audiences who have seen the classic 1944 drama in various forms to the performers who are recreating this specific production in the... Read more
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