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 Doll's House
    A Doll's House - Lyric Hammersmith
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    Lyric Hammersmith is not so much a doll's house of a theatre as a jewel box Tardis: an unexpectedly traditional Victorian theatre, on three levels, that has been delicately reassembled and recreated... Read more
  • The Doctor
    The Doctor
    Duke of York's Theatre
    In his final production in his role as associate director at the Almeida, Robert Icke has left a little gift. His modernisation of Arthur Schnitzler’s 105-year-old play Professor Bernhardi is a tense... Read more
  • Death of a Salesman
    Death of a Salesman
    Piccadilly Theatre
    This review of Death of a Salesman is from the Young Vic production. The play will transfer to the West End later in 2019, click here to find out more.  London's informal Arthur Miller season in The... Read more
  • Downstate
    Downstate
    Dorfman - National Theatre
    Playwright Bruce Norris is following in David Mamet's blistering footsteps to become the current most urgent provocateur of American theatre. That he does so with more humanity and compassion,... Read more
  • 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
  • Dance Nation at the Almeida Theatre
    Dance Nation
    Almeida Theatre
    What is unique, or universal, about teenage girls studying dance? Why is it so fascinating? Claire Barron’s new play Dance Nation at the Almeida opens in the studio of 'Dance Teacher Pat’, somewhere... Read more
  • Daisy Pulls It Off
    Charing Cross Theatre
    Fresh from Guildford School of Acting’s BA Actor-Musician programme, the cast of Daisy Pulls It Off came bounding onto the West End stage with enviable energy and impressive musical ability that... Read more
  • Dust
    Dust
    Trafalgar Studio Two
    Equally as emotionally devastating as it is hilarious, Dust, written and performed by Milly Thomas, is an extremely human account of mental illness. For anyone who has been affected by mental health... Read more
  • Dry Powder
    Hampstead Theatre
    Hampstead Theatre is one of London's homes for new writing, whether newly commissioned from British writers or offering UK premieres for work first seen abroad, particularly from America. Last year,... Read more
  • Dr. Seuss's The Lorax
    Dr. Seuss's The Lorax
    The Old Vic
    Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax denies us the happy ending we expect from a production led by an orange puppet with a grossly oversized moustache – and rightly so. From his rickety tower hidden in the shadows... Read more
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