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.

  • Angry
    Angry
    Southwark Playhouse
    "All the world's a stage", Shakespeare once wisely had Jacques tell someone in As You Like It. "And one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." In Philip Ridley's latest by... Read more
  • Again
    Again
    Trafalgar Studio Two
    Stephanie Jacob, the actress turned playwright whose has appeared on the stages of the National Theatre and as a writer-on-attachment there, too, tells us in a programme note that she'd been planning... Read more
  • Amadeus
    Amadeus
    Olivier Theatre, National
    At the core of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, which is fuelled by rabid envy and beautiful music, are two gargantuan roles, supremely revived as Michael Longhurst’s 2016 production returns to the Olivier.... Read more
  • All's Well That Ends Well
    All's Well That Ends Well
    Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
    It's a curious fact of Shakespearean life how some plays go in and out of fashion: we've lately been seeing a lot of Julius Caesars (no doubt thanks to affinities with Donald Trump), and we always... Read more
  • Amadeus
    Olivier Theatre, National
    A fitting tribute to the late Peter Shaffer comes in the form of this excessive revival of one of his most famous works based on the rivalry and relationship between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and... Read more
  • Disney's Aladdin
    Prince Edward Theatre
    Here's a show which gives a lot of bang for your bucks, in every way. Disney have set themselves an extremely high bar: their stage version of The Lion King -- which next year marks its 20th birthday... Read more
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