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.

  • Snow White
    Snow White
    London Palladium
    Nothing succeeds like excess and variety is the spice of life. These seem to be the governing principles behind the London Palladium pantos, a reinstated (and reinvigorated) Christmas tradition at... Read more
  • Switzerland
    Ambassadors Theatre
    Patricia Highsmith brought a whole world of thriller and suspense into being when she created Tom Ripley. The five novels – known as the Ripliad – told of a cold, psychopathic murderer, and Joanna... Read more
  • Summer and Smoke
    Summer and Smoke
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Summer and Smoke is one of Tennessee Williams’ lesser-performed plays (its last major production in London was in 2006 at the Apollo Theatre), but this stunning Almeida Theatre production makes you... Read more
  • School of Rock
    Gillian Lynne Theatre
    Andrew Lloyd Webber is on another roll right now. The undisputed King of the West End musical has just seen his 1971 show Jesus Christ Superstar win this year's Evening Standard Theatre Award for... Read more
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