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.

  • Sunset Limited
    The Sunset Limited
    Boulevard Theatre
    We inevitably each bring a lot of baggage to this thing called life, just as we do to this thing called going to the theatre. And some plays speak to us (or about us) more personally than is perhaps... Read more
  • Les Miserables
    Les Miserables
    Sondheim Theatre
    Another fantastic chapter in West End history has been gloriously (re)written, with not one but two spectacular reinventions - first of a theatre itself, in which the Queen's on Shaftesbury Avenue... Read more
  • Cirque du Soleil - Luzia
    Luzia - Cirque du Soleil
    Royal Albert Hall
    One of the headline promises of Donald Trump's campaign for the Presidency was to build an "impenetrable, powerful and beautiful" 1,300-mile wall with Mexico to curb illegal immigration and the... Read more
  • Magic Goes Wrong
    Magic Goes Wrong
    Vaudeville Theatre
    The set for the original fringe production of The Play That Goes Wrong that opened at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2012 cost just £300.  In true fringe fashion, the cast had built it themselves. And... Read more
  • A Taste of Honey
    A Taste Of Honey
    Trafalgar Studio One
    While previous National Theatre hits like An Inspector Calls, One Man Two Guvnors, War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time have had repeated returns to the West End and other... Read more
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
    Cyrano de Bergerac
    Playhouse Theatre
    Here is Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand's famous French verse drama originally premiered in Paris in 1867, but not as you nose it. The hero, who probably has the most famous proboscis in all of... Read more
  • Amelie
    Amelie
    The Other Palace
    I saw the original short-lived production of Amélie, a musical version of the 2001 French film, when it premiered on Broadway in 2017 - and ran for just seven weeks. The review I wrote at the time... Read more
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
    The Bridge Theatre
    It's tempting sometimes today to think many of us have taken the metaphorical step through the wardrobe of C.S.Lewis's imagination and entered the parallel totalitarian universe of Narnia that he... Read more
  • & Juliet
    Shaftesbury Theatre
    The biggest hit, by far, of the current Broadway season, so far, is Moulin Rouge, a compilation musical that folds extracts from over 70 pop songs, from multiple sources, into telling a story set in... Read more
  • Dear Evan Hansen
    Dear Evan Hansen
    Noel Coward Theatre
    Everybody's Talking About Jamie has just celebrated its 2nd birthday in the West End, a joyous musical about a British teenager embracing and asserting his gay drag identity at a Sheffield school at... Read more
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