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.

  • Mary Poppins
    Mary Poppins
    Prince Edward Theatre
    Mary Poppins, the eponymous airborne professional nanny of the PL Travers stories and the 1964 live-action Disney feature, has flown back into the West End, to the original home - the Prince Edward... Read more
  • The Man in the White Suit
    The Man in the White Suit
    Wyndham's Theatre
    Not so much firing on every cylinder as misfiring on them, this stage version of the 1951 Ealing comedy film The Man in the White Suit is like the intrepid inventor Sidney Stratton's early... Read more
  • Master Harold and the Boys
    'Master Harold'... and the boys
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    Athol Fugard's 1982 play 'Master Harold'... and the Boys is, in his own words, "probably the most intensely personal thing I have ever written". And a nakedly autobiographical play, based on his own... Read more
  • Mamma Mia The Party
    Mamma Mia! The Party
    The O2
    Not so much a show as an interactive 3D experience, complete with a full three-course meal, freely-flowing alcohol (only some of which is included in the initial price), all-singing and dancing (and... 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
    The show features Abba songs which are cleverly integrated into the story written by Catherine Johnson. Young Sophie who lives with her mother on a small Greek island is about to be married to Sky... 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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