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.

  • Wise Children
    Wise Children
    Old Vic Theatre
    The dazzling theatre magician that is Emma Rice has just conjured the latest chapter, in every sense, of her compelling and revolutionary adventures in theatreland. From Kneehigh, the touring company... Read more
  • The Wider Earth
    The Wider Earth
    Jerwood Gallery
    For the very first time, a theatre space has popped up inside one of the country’s grandest buildings: the Natural History Museum. Nestled between artefacts and exhibits is a new auditorium inside... Read more
  • Witness for the Prosecution
    Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
    London County Hall
    When Witness for the Prosecution premiered in 1953, it was one of Agatha Christie’s proudest moments. Originally a short story, she had been convinced to turn it into a play set in a courtroom - an... Read more
  • Review of The Wipers Times by Nick Newman and Ian Hislop at the Arts Theatre
    The Wipers Times
    Arts Theatre
    “The war is not funny sir” begins one of the characters in The Wipers Times. “I've a feeling that may be the point” barks his senior officer. For all the exploration of the Great War on stage over... Read more
  • War Horse
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    What the popular press had to say... "If ever a piece of theatre worked magic then it must be War Horse...The key to the show’s almost eerie success is its creation of larger-than-horse-life equines... Read more
  • War Horse
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    Every stage production is unique. Even plays or musicals that are produced frequently all have their own individuality and bring something fresh to the theatre if only because each has a different... Read more
  • Wicked
    Apollo Victoria Theatre
    Sequels have been the stock-in-trade of film companies for some time. But here's a novel idea that is almost a prequel, though not quite. The plot of this superbly polished musical extravaganza is (... Read more
  • The Woman in Black
    Fortune Theatre
    NOTE: These are older reviews - the cast has changed many times! It has been nearly 6 years since I last saw “The Woman In Black”, so I thought it was about time I went to see it again to ascertain... Read more
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