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.

  • Rip It Up
    Rip It Up
    Garrick Theatre
    Strictly Come Dancing fans rejoiced at the news that four male celebrities who have competed for the Glitterball trophy would be teaming up to perform a celebration of swinging sixties music and... Read more
  • Follies
    Follies
    Olivier Theatre, National
    Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's 1971 Broadway musical yields new emotions, textures and terrors with each repeated viewing or production. Nostalgia, as the old saying goes, isn't what it used to... Read more
  • Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
    Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
    Young Vic
    The Young Vic under Kwame Kwei-Armah is already setting its stall by programming a more racially diverse series of plays and/or castings. He began his tenure with an embracing, community-led musical... Read more
  • Shipwreck
    Shipwreck
    Almeida Theatre
    There have been a good number of plays across London that have addressed The Issue that is Donald Trump, whether it be Jon Culshaw’s tip of the hat in the first production of the Pinter season, or... Read more
  • Only Fools and Horses
    Only Fools and Horses - The Musical
    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    With a flurry of transfers arriving from Broadway, I've been wondering where the new British musicals are in the West End; but be careful what you wish for. While the new Broadway shows are all... Read more
  • Berberian Sound Studio
    Donmar Warehouse
    Knowledge of Peter Strickland’s film isn’t necessary to appreciate this interpretation of Berberian Sound Studio for the Donmar Warehouse. Indeed, the concept seems made for this immersive medium,... Read more
  • Come From Away
    Come From Away
    Phoenix Theatre
    Come From Away lost out in the Tony race for most of the seven awards it was nominated for to Dear Evan Hansen, apart from Christopher Ashley who won the award for Best Director of a Musical. Both... Read more
  • 9 to 5 The Musical
    9 to 5 the Musical
    Savoy Theatre
    Sometimes theatre is all in the timing. When the 1980 comedy 9 to 5 was first turned into a Broadway musical in 2009, it was just the latest in a run of film titles being opportunistically adapted... Read more
  • All About Eve
    All About Eve
    Noel Coward Theatre
    Another opening night in the West End, and two exciting talents hit the stage in Gillian Anderson and Lily James. But as Ivo van Hove’s hotly-anticipated adaptation of All About Eve opens at the Noel... Read more
  • The Price
    The Price
    Wyndham's Theatre
    London is in the midst of a mini-Arthur Miller season - this week will also see the opening of a new production of The American Clock at the Old Vic, directed by the American director Rachel Chavkin... Read more
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