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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.

  • Photo credit: Anything Goes (Photo by Tristram Kenton)
    Anything Goes
    Barbican
    Are there any actors you wish you could travel back in time and see onstage? For me, it’s stars like Carol Channing in Hello,Dolly!, Ethel Merman in Annie Get Your Gun, or Julie Andrews in My Fair... Read more
  • Photo credit: Wonderville Magic and Illusion (Photo by Pamela Raith)
    Wonderville Magic & Illusion
    Palace Theatre.
    If Stan Lee had created the Marvel characters as magicians, then the acts in Wonderville Magic and Illusion would be the Avengers. This newly-created vaudevillian variety show brings together world-... Read more
  • Photo credit: Rachel Tucker and Lewis Cornay in John and Jen (Photo by Danny Kaan)
    John and Jen
    Southwark Playhouse
    The Southwark Playhouse’s smaller second stage makes a fitting attic. Natalie Johnson’s set is simultaneously cramped and expansive, a naturalistically cluttered backdrop packed with boxes and... Read more
  • Photo credit: Changing Destiny (Photo by Marc Brenner)
    Changing Destiny
    Young Vic
    Changing Destiny makes all sorts of sense as a Covid-era selection with which to reopen the invaluable Young Vic: an hour in length with a cast of two and drawing upon a seminal text from ancient... Read more
  • Photo credit: Oleanna (Photo by Nobby Clark)
    Oleanna
    Arts Theatre
    It would be tempting to say that the time has come for Oleanna, David Mamet’s supremely discomfiting play about power politics and academe that has been freshly revived by the director Lucy Bailey.... Read more
  • Photo credit: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Photo by Tristram Kenton)
    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    London Palladium
    Go go go Joseph! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest work, Cinderella, is still yet to open thanks to the pingdemic, but his very first is up and running again. Laurence Connor’s buoyant revival of Lloyd... Read more
  • Photo credit: Kate O'Flynn and Zubin Varla (Photo by Marc Brenner)
    The Two Character Play
    Hampstead Theatre
    Tennessee Williams’s strange meta-theatrical play has been given an immensely daring revival at the Hampstead Theatre, where this dense two-hander had its world premiere in 1967. Since then, the play... Read more
  • Photo credit: Bach & Sons (Photo by Manuel Harlan)
    Bach & Sons
    The Bridge Theatre
    When the family business is music, and your father happens to be a genius, are you destined for glittering achievement – or a life underscored by inadequacy? That’s a recurring motif in this new play... Read more
  • Photo credit: Billionaire Boy cast (Photo by Mark Douet)
    Billionaire Boy
    Garrick Theatre
    Working as a top dog in the toilet roll industry during the pandemic would have been a loo-crative way to earn money. Being in the toilet roll industry definitely worked for Billionaire Boy's Len... Read more
  • Photo credit: Anna X (Photo by Helen Murray)
    ANNA X
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    The production is inseparable from the play when it comes to Anna X, the dazzling 80-minute theatrical joyride that brings the producer Sonia Friedman’s RE:EMERGE season of new writing in a... Read more
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