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.

  • Switzerland
    Ambassadors Theatre
    Patricia Highsmith brought a whole world of thriller and suspense into being when she created Tom Ripley. The five novels – known as the Ripliad – told of a cold, psychopathic murderer, and Joanna... Read more
  • Hadestown
    Hadestown
    Olivier Theatre, National
    After almost a decade of development since it was first released as a folk concept album, Anaïs Mitchell’s musical riff on the Orpheus myth Hadestown plunges the National Theatre’s Olivier into the... Read more
  • Pinter Four
    Pinter Four: Moonlight / Night School
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    For the first time in the Pinter at the Pinter season, Jamie Lloyd hands over the reins entirely as he entrusts Lyndsey Turner and Ed Stambollouian with Pinter’s short plays Moonlight and Night... Read more
  • Pinter Three
    Pinter Three: Landscape / A Kind of Alaska / Monologue
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter Wonderland rolls on at the Harold Pinter Theatre. He’s pulled off a coup by bringing comedy legend Lee Evans out of retirement, and while seeing him on stage again is pretty... Read more
  • Don Quixote
    Don Quixote
    Garrick Theatre
    The RSC is back, at least part-time, at the Barbican Centre, reversing its former boss Adrian Noble's ridiculous decision to remove the company from their purpose-built London home there back in 2001... Read more
  • Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet
    Barbican
    The RSC's annual residency at their former full-time London home the Barbican has so far seen two of three productions from the main house at Stratford-upon-Avon transfer to London. Reviewing Macbeth... Read more
  • White Teeth
    White Teeth
    Kiln Theatre
    There's a raw, ragged and baggy charm to the portrait of a local community in White Teeth, Stephen Sharkey's new stage adaptation of Zadie Smith's debut novel White Teeth, originally published in... Read more
  • Macbeth
    Macbeth
    Barbican
    As part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s season in-residence at the Barbican Theatre in London, they’re bringing three plays from Stratford-upon-Avon to London. That season starts with Polly... Read more
  • The Wild Duck
    The Wild Duck
    Almeida Theatre
    We’re living in a post-truth world, apparently: facts matter less and that’s shaping our world. What Robert Icke’s new version of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck does is ask what ‘truth’ is, a complex system... Read more
  • Rosalie Craig
    Company
    Gielgud Theatre
    Company, first premiered on Broadway in 1970, was always a bold, brilliant musical: a series of brief vignettes (by George Furth) and dazzling songs (by Stephen Sondheim) about the challenges of... Read more
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