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.

  • Foxfinder starring Iwan Rheon
    Ambassadors Theatre
    Foxfinder, Dawn King’s 2011 Papatango-winning play, is a lesson in allegory – a subtly unsettling exploration of the fragility of belief. The script is seamless, a dystopian fable that hauntingly... Read more
  • Fun Home
    Young Vic
    First and most obviously what it is not: Fun Home isn't Hamilton. Though it originated at the same New York hit factory, the Public, in 2013 - two years ahead of Hamilton there - Fun Home is in a... Read more
  • Fatherland
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    Watching Fatherland at the Lyric Hammersmith, you know this very personal play is going to affect everyone in the room very differently. ‘Dad’ is a very personal word; it can conjure feelings of... Read more
  • Fanny and Alexander
    Fanny & Alexander
    The Old Vic
    In the same week that a straight stage version of Harold & Maude came to Charing Cross Theatre, it's interesting that another cult film, Ingmar Bergman's autobiographical 1982 Swedish Oscar... Read more
  • Frozen
    Frozen Theatre Royal Haymarket
    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    By an interesting coincidence, there's a musical called Frozen beginning performances on Broadway on Thursday (22nd February), but two days ahead of it a play sharing the exact same title opened at... Read more
  • Five Guys Named Moe
    Five Guys Named Moe
    Marble Arch Theatre
    It's been almost thirty years since Clarke Peters' musical first hit London. After a three night tryout at the National, it found success at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Now, it opens at a purpose-... Read more
  • Follies
    Olivier Theatre, National
    Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's 1971 Broadway masterwork Follies is a literally overwhelming experience. I cried from virtually the beginning to the haunting end of this evocative portrait of... Read more
  • The Ferryman Review
    The Ferryman
    Gielgud Theatre
    Already booked for a West End transfer to the Gielgud Theatre before it had even opened at the Royal Court, and the fastest-selling show in that theatre's history which sold out its entire run in a... Read more
  • Footloose
    Peacock Theatre
    Having recently completed a massive refurb' of the Novello Theatre (formerly The Strand) the aptly-named owner, Cameron Mackintosh, must have felt a little washed out on discovering that a leak in an... Read more
  • Far Away 2020 Donmar Warehouse
    Donmar Warehouse
    Caryl Churchill's dark and apocalyptic play "Far Away", which premiered at the Royal Court Upstairs in November last year has transferred to the Albery Theatre. Since I did not see the play at the... Read more
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