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.

  • Brief Encounter
    Brief Encounter
    Empire Cinema Haymarket
    The West End and Broadway sometimes look like a multiplex showing stage versions of well-known film titles side-by-side, with The Lion King, Kinky Boots and School of Rock playing in both London and... Read more
  • The Best Man
    The Best Man
    Playhouse Theatre
    Almost exactly 58 years after its Broadway premiere, Gore Vidal's The Best Man finally receives its long-overdue first West End outing, and it couldn't be more timely or pertinent. After we witnessed... Read more
  • Beginning
    Ambassadors Theatre
    It’s been a long time since there’s been such a buzz of excitement at the Ambassadors Theatre. The faithful home of West End favourite Stomp for 11 and a half years, it’s time to breathe some new... Read more
  • The Birthday Party
    The Birthday Party
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    The critical and commercial failure of Harold Pinter's second full-length play The Birthday Party in its original production in 1958 could well have ended his career right there and then; but here we... Read more
  • Beginning
    Ambassadors Theatre
    12 years ago David Eldridge was a founding member of the Monsterists - a collective of younger playwrights urging each other to leave black box theatres behind them and think bigger. Its manifesto... Read more
  • Bat Out of Hell
    Bat Out of Hell The Musical
    Dominion Theatre
    The grand old London Coliseum on St Martin's Lane -- usually the home of London's second opera company, the English National Opera -- is undergoing a management crisis and severe cuts in funding. It... Read more
  • The Book of Mormon
    Prince of Wales Theatre
    Note: Cast has changed since this review If you follow proceedings in the entertainment arena, you may well know as much if not far more than I do about this much-anticipated show. 'The Book of... Read more
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