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.

  • The Slaves of Solitude
    The Slaves of Solitude
    Hampstead Theatre
    There's both a Chekhovian sadness and a very British 'Brief Encounter' air about The Slaves of Solitude, Nicholas Wright's new play based on Patrick Hamilton's 1947 novel set in wartime Britain. In... Read more
  • The Toxic Avenger
    The Toxic Avenger
    Arts Theatre
    It’s a weird idea for a musical: a dweeby teenager, Melvin, falls into a vat of toxic waste, and emerges Toxie, a mutant with super-human strength who uses it to stop an evil corporation from... Read more
  • Things I Know to be True
    Lyric Hammersmith
    It's not very often that you see a piece of theatre that resonates so soundly with a specific period of your life that it feels both difficult and cathartic to watch. As one of three siblings... Read more
  • The Toxic Avenger
    Arts Theatre
    Musicals with a message about global warming may be thin on the ground, but this sharp and well-presented musical manages to satirically deliver its sermon in a frivolously entertaining way. The... Read more
  • Thriller Live
    Lyric Theatre
    There's no question that Thriller Live is a genuine crowd-pleaser. But is it the answer? It depends on what you want the West End to stand for. Is it a place to showcase the best in world theatre, or... Read more
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