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: Craig Hamilton and Lucinda Turner (Photo by Mark Senior)
    The Great Gatsby - Immersive London
    Gatsby's Mansion, Immersive London
    Nearly a year into this decade and it’s fair to say life isn’t exactly as "roaring" as we may have wanted. So, to get gladrags on, clink glasses and be a guest of Jay Gatsby’s latest party was a much... Read more
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    London Palladium
    The annual Royal Variety Performance has just seen its 91st show presented, 43 of them at the London Palladium, so it is by far its most established home. And the night after this year's show - ... Read more
  • Ghost Quartet
    Ghost Quartet
    Boulevard Theatre
    While Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman's Ghost Stories is currently on its third West End run, a 2014 Off-Broadway musical about more spectral hauntings Ghost Quartet has arrived to open Soho's brand-new... Read more
  • Groan Ups
    Groan Ups
    Vaudeville Theatre
    Kids are well and truly back to school, and it's also true of the West End. Joining Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (set in the fictional Hogwarts, beginning as Harry's son Albus enrols) and... Read more
  • Glass Kill Bluebeard Imp
    Glass, Kill, Bluebeard & Imp
    Royal Court Theatre
    When the Royal Court first announced this new bill of plays by Caryl Churchill, one of the playwrights most intimately associated with the Chelsea new writing powerhouse theatre, it was only a triple... Read more
  • The Girl On The Train
    The Girl on the Train
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Adapted from the hit thriller novel by Paula Hawkins which told three women’s narratives as they became embroiled in a missing person case - which was in turn adapted into a not-so-hit film starring... Read more
  • Ghost Stories
    Ghost Stories
    Ambassadors Theatre
    It’s difficult to satisfy every audience; not everyone has the same sense of humour or taste in music. Rarely do you leave a theatre with a feeling like you get after Ghost Stories: a communal sense... Read more
  • Girls & Boys
    Girls & Boys
    Royal Court Theatre
    Playwright Dennis Kelly has past form on shows featuring young girls, as he wrote the book for the musical version of Matilda (to Tim Minchin's score). But the young daughter Leanne and her younger... Read more
  • Gundog
    Gundog
    Royal Court Theatre
    The Royal Court prides itself on its new writing, and the variety of programmes it offers to develop the country’s and the world’s best writers. One of its Young Writers' Programme alumnus, Simon... Read more
  • Girl From the North Country
    Gielgud Theatre
    2017 was certainly a banner year for new musicals: not just the UK premiere of Hamilton, of course, but also the homegrown thrills of Everybody's Talking About Jamie (which transferred from Sheffield... Read more
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