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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.

  • 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
  • Little Miss Sunshine
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Arcola Theatre
    Little Miss Sunshine is a fizzy - and admittedly occasionally fuzzy - little ray of musical sunshine. It is as eccentrically imperfect as the family it portrays who embark on a road trip from New... Read more
  • Leave to Remain
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    First things first, relax: despite the title, Leave to Remain has nothing to do with Brexit. Instead, it is a fascinating new musical about the individual struggles of a gay couple looking to marry... Read more
  • Vicky Vox as Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors
    Little Shop of Horrors
    Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
    When you enter the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park for this year’s musical offering – a revival of the cult classic Little Shop of Horrors – you’ll be greeted by Tom Scutt’s striking design of a... Read more
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