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, or check out our reviews archive.

  • Once in a Lifetime
    Young Vic
    In an unusual break for the Young Vic, London's 'hippest' venue and creator of high octane classic rediscoveries, this gentle revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman 1930 hit comedy Once in a... Read more
  • Editor's Pick
    This House
    Garrick Theatre
    Whilst 2016 may have provided enough political theatre to see many through a mini lifetime there is something oddly comforting and enjoyable about watching the cogs in motion in James Graham's genius... Read more
  • Peter Pan
    Olivier Theatre, National
    When you take a tale as old as time, the main challenge for a theatre director is to tell it in a fresh and newly imagined way. Sally Cookson’s interpretation of the classic J.M. Barrie tale is... Read more
  • Jest End
    Waterloo East Theatre
    The Off-West End satirical treat Jest End is now in its ninth year of lampooning musical theatre talent, creatives and productions under the safe umbrella of 'loving homage'. Pitched as the London... Read more
  • Buried Child
    Trafalgar Studio One
    The Pulitzer Prize for Drama is awarded to plays by an American author, “preferably original in its source and dealing with American life”. Sam Shepard's Buried Child, which won the award in 1979,... Read more
  • Nice Fish
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    A lovable kind of eccentricity has always been part of Mark Rylance's charm; so has his utter unpredictability. Both those qualities are on ample display in Nice Fish, a personal passion project of... Read more
  • Soho Cinders
    The Union Theatre
    George Stiles and Anthony Drewe’s contemporary reworking of the Cinderella story set in the heart of London’s Soho is an enjoyable and good hearted musical that highlights the pair’s ability to craft... Read more
  • The Children
    Royal Court Theatre
    Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica (launched at the Almeida in 2013 before transferring to the West End, and winning the complete set of Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Theatre Awards for best... Read more
  • Underneath
    Soho Theatre
    Storytelling is at the heart of Pat Kinevane's haunting and mesmerising solo show Underneath that arrives in London at the Soho Theatre following rave runs in Edinburgh, Ireland and New York. Despite... Read more
  • The Tempest (Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy)
    King's Cross Theatre
    The tent village directly behind King's Cross station has been expanding exponentially. It started off as one tent that's home to two shows - The Railway Children and In the Heights. Now, playing... Read more
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