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.

  • The Grinning Man
    Trafalgar Studio One
    It’s been a decent year for new, great British musicals. While everyone is still talking about Jamie, Conor McPherson’s Bob Dylan musical Girl From the North Country is gearing up for a West End... Read more
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Playhouse Theatre
    David Mamet's blistering, turbo-charged burst of testosterone Glengarry Glen Ross always has to walk a tightrope between its sweary machismo and the sweaty exposure of the vulnerabilities beneath its... Read more
  • Girl from the North Country
    Girl From the North Country
    Gielgud Theatre
    Bob Dylan is easily one of the most important, influential musicians of the 20th century, which is why this new play, Girl From the North Country - featuring his songs - by Conor McPherson was so... Read more
  • Gloria
    Hampstead Theatre
    Hampstead isn't just a place but a state of mind: it's an area that has become associated with a particularly wealthy metropolitan literary and political elite, and the theatre that has been an... Read more
  • Review of The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? starring Damian Lewis at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
    The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    Edward Albee once famously said that the only time he’ll get good reviews is if he were to kill himself. This stylish and welcome revival of his 2001 play, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? is his second... Read more
  • The Girls Review
    The Girls
    Phoenix Theatre
    First a film, then a play, and now a musical, Calendar Girls tells the true story of a Yorkshire W.I. group's brilliant fundraising effort of creating a (discreetly) nude calendar of their members... Read more
  • Ghost Stories
    Ambassadors Theatre
    The West End already gives plenty of reasons for blind terror, and that's not just the sight of the price list at the box office - up to £152 for The Book of Mormon, for instance. What with that, the... Read more
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