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: Bernie Dieter (Photo by Craig Sugden)
    La Clique
    Leicester Square Spiegeltent
    Leicester Square is hell on earth. It’s a crowded, noisy tourist trap, where crowds congregate to marvel at London's bright lights. Come the festive season though, and Leicester Square is transformed... Read more
  • Photo credit: Little Women cast (Photo by Pamela Raith)
    Little Women
    Park Theatre
    It’s hard not to fall for Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s seminal novel about four sisters coming of age in New England in the 1800’s. The story has everything you want from a nostalgic tale:... Read more
  • Photo credit: Tom Mothersdale and Abigail Weinstock (Photo by Helen Murray)
    Love and Other Acts of Violence
    Donmar Warehouse
    Emotions come fast, sometimes funny and more often downright furious in Cordelia Lynn’s Love and Other Acts of Violence, which is two-thirds of a major play before going off the rails in a final... Read more
  • La Cage aux Folles at the Park Theatre
    La Cage aux Folles (The Play)
    Park Theatre
    The Park Theatre scored a deserved hit in 2016 with its tender, heartfelt revival of Mart Crowley's still-groundbreaking 1968 play The Boys in the Band, a play that put 1960s New York gay life on... Read more
  • Leopoldstadt Review
    Leopoldstadt
    Wyndham's Theatre
    The last new Tom Stoppard play to open directly in the West End was Indian Ink - itself based on an earlier radio play - which premiered at the Aldwych Theatre twenty-five years ago. All of his plays... Read more
  • Les Miserables
    Les Miserables
    Sondheim Theatre
    Another fantastic chapter in West End history has been gloriously (re)written, with not one but two spectacular reinventions - first of a theatre itself, in which the Queen's on Shaftesbury Avenue... Read more
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
    The Bridge Theatre
    It's tempting sometimes today to think many of us have taken the metaphorical step through the wardrobe of C.S.Lewis's imagination and entered the parallel totalitarian universe of Narnia that he... Read more
  • Matt Smith and Claire Foy in Lungs review
    Lungs
    The Old Vic
    Playwrights often sit down to ambitiously write a play that aims to answer life’s big questions. In Duncan Macmillan’s drama Lungs, he aims to answer little questions in a big way, which mean the... Read more
  • The Light In The Piazza
    Royal Festival Hall
    No, it's not Mamma Mia!, the ABBA  jukebox compilation threaded around an impending Greek island wedding that (as the advertising tagline has it) you already know you're going to love, such is the... Read more
  • The Lehman Trilogy
    The Lehman Trilogy
    Piccadilly Theatre
    In September 2008, the top brokerage firm Lehman Brothers collapsed. It was the largest bankruptcy filing America had ever seen, and sparked the greatest financial devastation since the Great... Read more
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