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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Les Miserables
    Les Miserables
    Sondheim Theatre
    Another fantastic chapter in West End history has been gloriously (re)written, with not one but two spectacular reinventions - first of a theatre itself, in which the Queen's on Shaftesbury Avenue... Read more
  • Magic Goes Wrong
    Magic Goes Wrong
    Vaudeville Theatre
    The set for the original fringe production of The Play That Goes Wrong that opened at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2012 cost just £300.  In true fringe fashion, the cast had built it themselves. And... 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
  • Mary Poppins
    Mary Poppins
    Prince Edward Theatre
    Mary Poppins, the eponymous airborne professional nanny of the PL Travers stories and the 1964 live-action Disney feature, has flown back into the West End, to the original home - the Prince Edward... Read more
  • Mamma Mia The Party
    Mamma Mia! The Party
    The O2
    Not so much a show as an interactive 3D experience, complete with a full three-course meal, freely-flowing alcohol (only some of which is included in the initial price), all-singing and dancing (and... Read more
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