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.

  • Vassa
    Almeida Theatre
    The default description of the Almeida Theatre is invariably to call it a powerhouse - in a review for a West End transfer of Mary Stuart last year, Fiona Mountford wrote in the Evening Standard, "... Read more
  • A Very Expensive Poison
    A Very Expensive Poison
    The Old Vic
    "In a way, it's an anti-thriller. But I must never ever say that," says playwright Lucy Prebble in a programme note about her new, expansive and intriguing play A Very Expensive Poison, based on... Read more
  • Violet
    Charing Cross Theatre
    You can wait for ages for two Off-Broadway musicals set around a road trip to arrive in London, and then both arrive at once: Violet, originally premiered in 1997 (and more recently seen in a new... Read more
  • Venus in Fur
    Venus in Fur
    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    Given the week the entertainment industry has had, a play about sex, abuse and power was always going to feel relevant. But while David Ives’ Venus in Fur is an entertaining play with a stellar... Read more
  • Victory Condition
    Victory Condition
    Royal Court Theatre
    Victory Condition by Chris Thorpe, part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, uncovers how constantly striving for a sense of victory in modern day life is damaging. The title of... Read more
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