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.

  • Consent
    Consent
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    The National Theatre continues its winning streak of transfers to the West End, which in the last nine months has already yielded the world premiere of David Eldridge's Beginning (which moved to the... Read more
  • Chicago
    Chicago
    Phoenix Theatre
    Chicago made its first appearance on Broadway in 1975, and it lit up New York with its razzle dazzle. Reviving the show at London’s Phoenix Theatre now, however, doesn’t pack half the punch it would... Read more
  • Sharon D Clarke in Caroline, or Change
    Caroline, or Change
    Playhouse Theatre
    When New York Times critic Ben Brantley reviewed the world premiere of Caroline, or Change at New York's Public Theatre in 2003, he almost damned it not so much with faint praise but with over-praise... Read more
  • Review of Consent by Nina Raine at the National Theatre
    Consent
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    To call Nina Raine's muscular and probing Consent a courtroom drama threatens to suffocate the piece's inherent depth, which, thanks to its skilfully plotted narrative and careful character... Read more
  • The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
    Criterion Theatre
    The appropriately named Mischief Theatre have been making merry mischief with the West End since 2014 when their fringe-born hit The Play That Goes Wrong transferred to the Duchess, which went on to... Read more
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