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.

  • 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...
  • Yes, Prime Minister Review 2011
    Trafalgar Studio One
    I saw this play back in September last year at the Gielgud. It's now moved along the road to the Apollo Theatre for another, well-deserved run. It's based on the highly successful TV sitcom which was...
  • Yes, Prime Minister Review from 2010
    Trafalgar Studio One
    We may elect our politicians every few years, but what they get up to once in office is to some extent a mystery, and it certainly may not be what they told us they would do when they asked us to...
  • Ying Tong - A Walk with the Goons
    Ying Tong - A Walk with the Goons
    The current craze for nostalgia continues to sweep its way through the West End with this latest offering: ‘Ying Tong – A Walk With The Goons’. It has a familiar feel to it because, like the...
  • You Never Can Tell
    Having to watch a dentist performing an extraction would normally launch me into a condition closely approximating hyper-hysteria. Years of painful dental treatment have left me not only with rather...
  • Zipp!
    Zipp! is a fascinating, light hearted and irreverent take on musicals. It is not for people who take their musicals too seriously and if you are in London wanting to visit a musical show, then Zipp!...
  • Zorro - The Musical
    Zorro - The Musical
    The last time I saw something Spanish at the Garrick it was 'Peter Pan - El Musical'. That show was rather dire, as well as confusing because it was entirely in Spanish. I'm glad to say that history...

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