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.

  • Don Quixote
    Don Quixote
    Garrick Theatre
    The RSC is back, at least part-time, at the Barbican Centre, reversing its former boss Adrian Noble's ridiculous decision to remove the company from their purpose-built London home there back in 2001... Read more
  • Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet
    Barbican
    The RSC's annual residency at their former full-time London home the Barbican has so far seen two of three productions from the main house at Stratford-upon-Avon transfer to London. Reviewing Macbeth... Read more
  • Macbeth
    Macbeth
    Barbican
    As part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s season in-residence at the Barbican Theatre in London, they’re bringing three plays from Stratford-upon-Avon to London. That season starts with Polly... Read more
  • Rosalie Craig
    Company
    Gielgud Theatre
    Company, first premiered on Broadway in 1970, was always a bold, brilliant musical: a series of brief vignettes (by George Furth) and dazzling songs (by Stephen Sondheim) about the challenges of... Read more
  • The Inheritance
    The Inheritance: Part 1
    Noel Coward Theatre
    During one of the intervals for The Inheritance, newly transferred from the Young Vic where it premiered in March to the West End's Noel Coward Theatre, I ran into Martin Sherman, who wrote one of... Read more
  • The Wider Earth
    The Wider Earth
    Jerwood Gallery at the Natural History Museum
    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
  • Sian Brooke & Alex Hassell in I'm Not Running
    I'm Not Running
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    Sir David Hare is effectively the house playwright of the National Theatre, now premiering his 17th original play there (plus adaptations of Lorca, Brecht and Pirandello). But we are observing the... Read more
  • Antony and Cleopatra
    Olivier Theatre, National
    One of the great things about British theatre is how it creates our own brand of international movie stars, from Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Patrick Stewart and Helen Mirren to Kenneth Branagh, Tom... Read more
  • Home, I'm Darling
    Home, I'm Darling
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Prim, polished and proper: that’s what the 50s were all about, right? The husband made the money, and the wife stayed at home, cooked, cleaned and made sure the house was in order. That’s the world... Read more
  • The Phantom of the Opera
    The Phantom of the Opera
    Her Majesty's Theatre
    Stop a person on the street and ask them to name a West End musical, they’ll probably say one of two things: Les Mis, or The Phantom of the Opera. The latter has been impressively running non-stop at... Read more
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