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.

  • Mad As Hell
    Mad as Hell
    Jermyn Street
    Network is one of the most exciting plays of the year, running at the National and starring the impeccable Bryan Cranston. That play is based on Paddy Chayefskey’s film about network news anchor... Read more
  • Mary Stuart
    Mary Stuart
    Duke of York's Theatre
    North London's Almeida Theatre has become the centre of theatrical gravity, in every sense, in town. Hot on the heels of its West End transfer of James Graham's Ink, now Robert Icke's taut,... Read more
  • Editor's Pick
    Mary Stuart
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Sometimes the theatre calendar saves the best till last. And now straight after one of the best musicals of the year Dreamgirls finally opened in London, 35 years after its Broadway premiere, we have... 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
  • The Moderate Soprano
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Note: This is a review of the original Hampstead production. The Moderate Soprano is transferring to the West End in 2018.  Theatre actors, directors and writers alike may go wherever work takes them... 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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