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: The Comedy of Errors (Photo courtesy of Royal Shakespeare Company)
    The Comedy of Errors
    Barbican Theatre
    The Comedy of Errors is kind of like a Shakespearean comedy highlight reel. The play has everything you want from the Bard: Twins? Check. Mistaken identities? Check. A separated family? Check. So,... Read more
  • Photo credit: Luke Thallon and Patsy Ferran (Photo by Manuel Harlan)
    Camp Siegfried
    The Old Vic
    Who knew there was a Nazi summer camp on New York’s Long Island in the 1930s? While renting a house there during the pandemic, American playwright Bess Wohl began reading about Camp Siegfried in the... Read more
  • Carrie Hope Fletcher, Laura Baldwin, Victora Hamilton-Barritt, Georgina Castle in Cinderella, Photo Credit Tristram Kenton
    Cinderella The Musical
    Gillian Lynne Theatre
    We could all use a fairytale right now after the year (and a half) we’ve had. A little escapism to drown our troubles and remember that sometimes happy endings and dreams do come true.  Well, Andrew... Read more
  • Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O'Dowd in Constellations (Photo by Marc Brenner)
    Constellations
    Vaudeville Theatre
    The inspiring multiple-cast run of Nick Payne’s multiverse play Constellations continues to wow in the West End. Us lucky critics have already seen two pairs – Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah, and... Read more
  • Carousel at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre (Photo by Johan Persson)
    Carousel
    Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
    “When you walk through a storm Hold your head up high And don’t be afraid of the dark” Those powerful lyrics from the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “You’ll Never Walk Alone” hit a little... 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: Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah in Constellations (Photo by Marc Brenner)
    Constellations
    Vaudeville Theatre
    In 2012, playwright Nick Payne dazzled audiences with his fiendishly clever play that merges relationship drama with theories about quantum mechanics, superstrings, and the multiverse. Now it’s back... Read more
  • Photo credit: Jack Holden in Cruise (Photo by Pamela Raith Photography)
    Cruise
    Duchess Theatre
    No, Jack Holden’s play is not about Tom, though the film star does get referenced along the way. In fact, Cruise is a vigorously acted history lesson that doubles as a vital performance opportunity... Read more
  • Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in 'The Comeback.' (Photo by Marc Brenner)
    The Comeback
    Noel Coward Theatre
    The Comeback? More like The Shutdown, if Tuesday night’s performance this week was any gauge, given that London theatreland went dark yet again as of the next morning. That decision was in accordance... Read more
  • Simon Russell Beale in A Christmas Carol at the Bridge Theatre (Photo by Manuel Harlan)
    A Christmas Carol
    The Bridge Theatre
    In this miserly year given over in so many cases to illness and isolation, the arrival of A Christmas Carol as the festive-season title of choice seems especially popular. Dickens’s tale of gradually... Read more
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