London Theatre Reviews Archive

Browse the London Theatre Review archive for a look back into Fringe theatre, West End shows, plays and musicals that have now closed, ranging from 1996 to the present.

  • Women of Troy
    Approaching the yuletide, it's not all glitter, mince pies and hot toddies at our National Theatre. No, it's almost all-out war. The exceptional 'War Horse' has been joined in battle - or the...
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Review 2015
    Playhouse Theatre
    The toilets at the Playhouse Theatre have had a bit of an internal make-over since I last visited (so that's where the restoration charge has gone!), but it's the sign on the door of the gents that's...
  • Women on the Verge of HRT
    The women are 'Vera' played by Marie Jones (who also wrote the play), and 'Anna' played by Eileen Pollock. We find that 'Anna' is using her obsession with 'Daniel O'Donnell' as an escapism from her...
  • wonder.land Review 2015
    Olivier Theatre, National
    In the theatre, as in life, the higher you aim, the further you have to fall. So on the one hand, I'd like to applaud the ambitiousness of the National with wonder.land, a new musical co-created by...
  • Woody Sez: The Words, Music and Spirit of Woody Guthrie
    This is a show about the life and music of Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912- 1967) - better known as Woody Guthrie - who is generally regarded as one of the leading exponents of American folk music. Now...
  • Written on the Heart
    Last year saw the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible (KJB, for brevity). That event was celebrated at Shakespeare's Globe with 'The Word Is God' season. Later in the year, the RSC also found...
  • X review Alistair McDowall's new play at the Royal Court Theatre
    Going to the theatre is fraught with all sorts of anxieties already — and now there's a new one to add to the pile. Did you "get" what you were watching? Trying to make sense of X, a new play by a...
  • Xanadu
    The Southwark Playhouse continue their trend of presenting UK premieres of Broadway musicals that didn't quite make the commercial trip over the Atlantic to land in the West End with this surprise...
  • Yellow Face
    Regular visitors to the National Theatre may have noticed how chaotic things are there at the moment with the main box office relocated to the middle of the Lyttelton foyer, while the theatre...
  • Yerma, review of Billie Piper in Simon Stone's adaptation at the Young Vic
    Young Vic
    There's no other venue in London quite as adept at reinventing classic texts like the Young Vic. From A Streetcar Named Desire and A View From a Bridge to The Cherry Orchard and The Trial, the...

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