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.

  • Photo credit: Singin' in the Rain (Photo by Manuel Harlan)
    Singin' In The Rain
    Sadler's Wells
    ​​Trust the British weather to make the opening of Singin’ in the Rain an immersive experience, with a flurry of umbrellas outside the theatre to match those onstage. And while the revival of... Read more
  • Photo credit: Tia Bannon and Leanne Henlon (Photo by Myah Jeffers)
    seven methods of killing kylie jenner
    Royal Court Theatre
    TL; DR: OMG, seven methods of killing kylie jenner is the must-see play of the summer. IMO, you should go see this show RN.  (Please read, though. You’ll want to know more about this achingly... Read more
  • Photo credit: Dawn Hope, David Thaxton, Mary Moore, Marc Pickering,, Yazdan Qafouri and Nicola Blackman in The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Photo by Geraint Lewis)
    The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    Southwark Playhouse
    “Magic, the means to impress the people around you” is continually sung by the title character in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and it’s easy to see why. Inspired by J. W. Goethe’s fantastical 18th... Read more
  • Courtney Bowman, center, in SIX: The Musical (Photo by Pamela Raith)
    SIX - Live at the Lyric
    Lyric Theatre
    The queens are back, and they’re beautiful. Since their creation by Cambridge University students Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss in 2017, when they first sashayed before audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe... Read more
  • Sleepless, A Musical Romance
    Sleepless: A Musical Romance
    Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
    You have to admire the energy and chutzpah behind this new musical, based on the much-loved 1993 movie Sleepless in Seattle. The project has been kicking around for over a decade, and had an outing,... Read more
  • Katherine Parkinson in Shoe Lady at the Royal Court
    Shoe Lady
    Royal Court Theatre
    The Observer's Susannah Clapp described E.V. Crowe's last play at the Royal Court, The Sewing Group in 2016, as being a "Caryl Churchill-influenced play." Now, in her fourth play for the theatre (but... Read more
  • Sunset Limited
    The Sunset Limited
    Boulevard Theatre
    We inevitably each bring a lot of baggage to this thing called life, just as we do to this thing called going to the theatre. And some plays speak to us (or about us) more personally than is perhaps... Read more
  • Soho Cinders
    Soho Cinders
    Charing Cross Theatre
    Just as Stiles and Drewe's most internationally successful musical collaboration Mary Poppins, originally premiered in 2004, has returned to the West End (for which they provided both new songs and... Read more
  • Solaris
    Solaris
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    West London's Lyric Hammersmith was the original birthplace of two current West End shows, Noises Off (both in its first production and the new revival newly transferred to the Garrick) and Ghost... Read more
  • The Son
    The Son
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Everything Florian Zeller puts his pen to seems to end up in the West End, from his Olivier Award-winning play The Father to his recent success with The Height of the Storm, set to transfer to... Read more
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