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.

  • A Woman of No Importance
    A Woman of No Importance
    Vaudeville Theatre
    No, A Woman of No Importance isn't a stage biography of Theresa May. Rather, it is Oscar Wilde's 1893 play that inaugurates a new, year-long season dedicated to his work that will be followed by... Read more
  • Beginning
    Ambassadors Theatre
    12 years ago David Eldridge was a founding member of the Monsterists - a collective of younger playwrights urging each other to leave black box theatres behind them and think bigger. Its manifesto... Read more
  • Saint George and the Dragon
    Saint George and the Dragon
    Olivier Theatre, National
    In 2009, the National produced Richard Bean's buoyant portrait of England across the four centuries of immigration to these shores, England People Very Nice. Now, on the same stage, Rory Mullarkey... Read more
  • Hair at the Vaults
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Off-Broadway premiere of Hair, originally billed as the American tribal love-rock musical, at New York's Public Theatre. In the years in-between it has had... Read more
  • Young Frankenstein
    Young Frankenstein
    Garrick Theatre
    Mel Brooks is already quoted on the ads for Young Frankenstein, his own musical adaptation of his cult 1974 retro comedy Young Frankenstein saying, "I think, modestly speaking, it will be sensational... Read more
  • Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle
    Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle
    Wyndham's Theatre
    Don’t be intimidated by the title: Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle. This isn’t a play about the German physicist, but adapts his theory to emotions. The theory goes (briefly), if you are... Read more
  • Martin Freeman in Labour of Love
    Labour of Love
    Noel Coward Theatre
    Playwright of the moment James Graham has pulled off a rare double coup: not only is his name now gracing the marquee of two London theatres, metres from each other on St Martin's Lane, but also the... 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
  • Bertie Carvel and Richard Coyle in Ink by James Graham
    Duke of York's Theatre
    I can't remember the last time a young British playwright had not one but two news plays running side-by-side on the same London theatre street, but that's the singular achievement of James Graham,... Read more
  • Oslo
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    We’re bogged down with constant talk of negotiations these days, which is inevitable – the biggest democratic decision for a generation will change all our lives. It’s going to be tough, but nothing... Read more
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