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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.

  • Luke Thallon, Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Katie Brayben, and Maimuna Memon in Nine Lessons and Carols at the Almeida. (Photo by Helen Murray)
    Nine Lessons and Carols
    Almeida Theatre
    Add the Almeida to the gratifying list of London playhouses that are opening their doors this week for the first time since March, following directly on the heels of another Off-West End mainstay,... Read more
  • Nora: A Doll's House
    Nora: A Doll's House
    Young Vic
    In 2012 the Young Vic scored a notable triumph with a production of Ibsen's A Doll's House, starring Hattie Morahan in vibrant, tenacious form as Ibsen's increasingly desperate heroine who commits a... Read more
  • Noises Off
    Noises Off
    Garrick Theatre
    It is often said that laughter is the best medicine. In which case, Noises Off should be prescribed on the NHS. Like The Play That Goes Wrong that it clearly inspired, it is a play about the putting... Read more
  • The Night of the Iguana
    Noel Coward Theatre
    Beyond the trilogy of acknowledged dramatic masterpieces of The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the extensive repertoire of Tennessee Williams can sometimes seem... Read more
  • Noises Off review
    Noises Off (until 3rd August)
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    Michael Frayn’s comedy Noises Off returns to the Lyric Hammersmith where it premiered over 30 years ago and while Jeremy Herrin’s new production is hectically funny, those who attended on press night... Read more
  • Notre Dame de Paris
    Notre Dame de Paris
    London Coliseum
    In the onslaught of tried-and-already-tested imports that are arriving on our shores in the coming months from Broadway, here's a musical from the other side not of the pond but of the channel: a 20-... Read more
  • Nine Night
    Nine Night
    Trafalgar Studio One
    Given the title, Nine Night, I was expecting Natasha Gordon’s play to really dig into an education of the nine nights mourning ritual; a Caribbean wake tradition that sees relatives celebrate the ... Read more
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall
    The Bridge Theatre
    First of all, serious kudos to the Bridge Theatre - the brand-new theatre founded on the South Bank by the artistic and executive director duo who previously ran the National, Nick Hytner and Nick... Read more
  • Nine Night
    Nine Night
    Trafalgar Studio One
    Theatre is all in the timing, and the opening night of Nine Night coincided with the resignation of the Home Secretary Amber Rudd over misrepresenting her department's immigration stance on the... Read more
  • Bryan Cranston in Network
    Network
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    The National may be having a difficult year with the consecutive critical summer failures of Salome and Common, yet it has still produced two of the most eagerly anticipated shows of the year in... Read more
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