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.

  • Touching The Void
    Touching The Void
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Probably the most famous stage direction in all of world drama is "Exit, pursued by a bear" in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. But in terms of sheer challenges to realise on stage, surely Peter... Read more
  • Mary Poppins
    Mary Poppins
    Prince Edward Theatre
    Mary Poppins, the eponymous airborne professional nanny of the PL Travers stories and the 1964 live-action Disney feature, has flown back into the West End, to the original home - the Prince Edward... Read more
  • Death of a Salesman
    Death of a Salesman
    Piccadilly Theatre
    I previously welcomed this ferociously fine revival of Arthur Miller's 1949 Pulitzer and Tony-winning play when it originally opened at the Young Vic in May - and now that it has deservedly... Read more
  • High Fidelity
    High Fidelity
    Turbine Theatre
    A big welcome, first of all, to the Turbine Theatre, another new theatre created in the bowels of a South London railway arch, like the Union, the Above the Stag and Southwark Playhouse's previous... Read more
  • Ghost Quartet
    Ghost Quartet
    Boulevard Theatre
    While Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman's Ghost Stories is currently on its third West End run, a 2014 Off-Broadway musical about more spectral hauntings Ghost Quartet has arrived to open Soho's brand-new... Read more
  • Soho Cinders
    Soho Cinders
    Charing Cross Theatre
    Just as Stiles and Drewe's most internationally successful musical collaboration Mary Poppins, originally premiered in 2004, has returned to the West End (for which they provided both new songs and... Read more
  • Translations
    Translations
    Olivier Theatre, National
    It couldn't be more timely for the National Theatre to be reviving its stirring, magnificent 2018 production of Brian Friel's Translations at this precarious point in our national history when... Read more
  • Groan Ups
    Groan Ups
    Vaudeville Theatre
    Kids are well and truly back to school, and it's also true of the West End. Joining Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (set in the fictional Hogwarts, beginning as Harry's son Albus enrols) and... Read more
  • The Man in the White Suit
    The Man in the White Suit
    Wyndham's Theatre
    Not so much firing on every cylinder as misfiring on them, this stage version of the 1951 Ealing comedy film The Man in the White Suit is like the intrepid inventor Sidney Stratton's early... Read more
  • Master Harold and the Boys
    'Master Harold'... and the boys
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    Athol Fugard's 1982 play 'Master Harold'... and the Boys is, in his own words, "probably the most intensely personal thing I have ever written". And a nakedly autobiographical play, based on his own... Read more
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