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: Ralph Fiennes (Photo by Matt Humphrey)
    Four Quartets
    Harold Pinter Theatre.
    TS Eliot’s dense, sprawling, four-poem cycle exploring time, faith, mortality, history, love, and everything in between doesn’t exactly scream commercial theatre. And yet, thanks to a simply... Read more
  • Photo credit: Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon in Frozen (Photo by Johan Persson)
    Frozen the Musical
    Theatre Royal Drury Lane
    Elsa must feel at home in London, where the weather can turn faster than you can say “let it go.” After a blustery and blue summer (Elsa, is that you?), the sun emerged for the first 30-degree day in... Read more
  • Flight (Photo by Mihaila Bodlovic)
    Flight
    The Bridge Theatre
    This really is a small wonder. Created by Scottish company Vox Motus and first seen three years ago, it’s the story of two orphaned brothers, Aryan and Kabir, who flee their home in Afghanistan to... Read more
  • Far Away
    Far Away 2020 Donmar Warehouse
    Donmar Warehouse
    They say that short is sweet, but it isn't necessarily so. As ever, it is Caryl Churchill - theatre's greatest disruptor - that breaks that rule, with this tense, brooding and brilliantly incisive... Read more
  • Faustus: That Damned Woman
    Faustus: That Damned Woman
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    London is already awash with major re-workings of classic texts, whether nudged into contemporary verse and attitude (Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse), modern dress and language (Uncle Vanya at... Read more
  • Fairview
    Fairview
    Young Vic
    Fairview, which has arrived at London's Young Vic with the ringing endorsement of having won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for drama after premiering at Off-Broadway's Soho Rep in 2018, comes freighted... Read more
  • Faith, Hope and Charity
    Faith, Hope and Charity
    Dorfman - National Theatre
    Sometimes the biggest moments in theatre reside in the smallest of gestures. Faith, Hope & Charity is a mosaic of fleeting glances and unexpressed emotions, sudden rages and brutal revelations -... Read more
  • Fleabag
    Fleabag
    Wyndham's Theatre
    A few years ago, Phoebe Waller-Bridge was performing her gem of a play at the Edinburgh Fringe which earned her the title of a ‘promising talent’. In the following years, her meteoric rise has seen... Read more
  • Fiddler on the Roof
    Fiddler on the Roof
    Playhouse Theatre
    This is suddenly a golden age for the forever-classics of musical theatre, from London where Sondheim's Company and Follies have both had spellbinding reinventions, to Broadway where there are... Read more
  • Follies
    Follies
    Olivier Theatre, National
    Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's 1971 Broadway musical yields new emotions, textures and terrors with each repeated viewing or production. Nostalgia, as the old saying goes, isn't what it used to... Read more
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