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.

  • All My Sons
    All My Sons
    Old Vic Theatre
    In the latest flurry of classic American plays being revived in London, Jeremy Herrin’s production of All My Sons opens the night after the play also opened on Broadway. It could be a mere... Read more
  • Three Sisters
    Almeida Theatre
    Hot off their Olivier wins for their revelatory reclamation of Tennessee Williams's Summer and Smoke, director Rebecca Frecknall and actor Patsy Ferran reunite now at the same Almeida Theatre for the... Read more
  • A German Life
    The Bridge Theatre
    An elderly woman sitting in a chair, sharing her memories for 1 hour and 40 minutes without an interval, doesn't sound very theatrical. But since that woman is played by Maggie Smith, returning to... Read more
  • Ghost Stories
    Ghost Stories
    Lyric Hammersmith
    It’s difficult to satisfy every audience; not everyone has the same sense of humour or taste in music. Rarely do you leave a theatre with a feeling like you get after Ghost Stories: a communal sense... Read more
  • Toast
    TOAST
    The Other Palace
    “It is impossible not to love someone who makes toast for you.” So says Nigel Slater in his memoir, and indeed as the audience walks into The Other Palace, the smell of perfect on-the-brink-of-burned... Read more
  • Where is Peter Rabbit?
    Where Is Peter Rabbit?
    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    Even though the tales of Beatrix Potter are over a century old, their continued ability to draw children into the imaginary world of Peter Rabbit and his friends still holds today. First performed at... Read more
  • Little Miss Sunshine
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Arcola Theatre
    Little Miss Sunshine is a fizzy - and admittedly occasionally fuzzy - little ray of musical sunshine. It is as eccentrically imperfect as the family it portrays who embark on a road trip from New... Read more
  • Fiddler on the Roof
    Fiddler on the Roof
    Playhouse Theatre
    This is suddenly a golden age for the forever-classics of musical theatre, from London where Sondheim's Company and Follies have both had spellbinding reinventions, to Broadway where there are... Read more
  • Emilia
    Emilia
    Vaudeville Theatre
    The Strand is suddenly thrillingly alive with women's stories. Hot on the heels of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical, that brings a 1980s story of female office emancipation from a bullying male boss... Read more
  • Downstate
    Downstate
    Dorfman - National Theatre
    Playwright Bruce Norris is following in David Mamet's blistering footsteps to become the current most urgent provocateur of American theatre. That he does so with more humanity and compassion,... Read more
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