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.

  • Measure for Measure
    Donmar Warehouse
    This production of Measure for Measure was programmed six months ago, as outgoing artistic director Josie Rourke’s penultimate production at the theatre. While it is a searing commentary about gender... Read more
  • Misty
    Trafalgar Studio One
    One thing Misty makes clear is that Arinzé Kene is an unstoppable modern performer: his wit emanates though raps, which flow with ease and anger; his movement is impassioned, while his demeanour is... Read more
  • Motown the Musical
    Shaftesbury Theatre
    Motown the Musical - Review Jukebox musicals — shows that plunder old pop catalogues to make the music of their youth come alive for theatregoers who can now afford the price of theatre tickets to... Read more
  • Matilda the Musical
    Cambridge Theatre
    Note: There has been cast changes since this review! We are rapidly drifting into that peculiarly English time of year when even the sanest of actors and production companies seem to take leave of... Read more
  • Mamma Mia
    Novello Theatre
    Note: The cast has changed many times since these reviews The show features Abba songs which are cleverly integrated into the story written by Catherine Johnson. Young Sophie who lives with her... Read more
  • The Mousetrap
    St. Martin's Theatre
    Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’, opened in the West End on the 25th November 1952, which means it has been running for over 50 years making it the world’s longest running play - an incredible... Read more
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