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.

  • Hadestown
    Hadestown
    Olivier Theatre, National
    After almost a decade of development since it was first released as a folk concept album, Anaïs Mitchell’s musical riff on the Orpheus myth Hadestown plunges the National Theatre’s Olivier into the... Read more
  • The Height of the Storm
    The Height of the Storm
    Wyndham's Theatre
    Not so much offering the height of a dramatic storm as a gentle, elusive breeze of a play, Florian Zeller's latest observant theatrical miniature of family relationships is full of studied - and... Read more
  • Carrie Hope Fletcher and the cast of Heathers the Musical
    Heathers The Musical
    The Other Palace
    Given its colourful design and glittery pop soundtrack, you’d be forgiven for thinking Heathers is a light-hearted coming-of-age, high school comedy, but it’s bloody dark: murder and suicide, bulimia... 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
  • Harold and Maude
    Harold and Maude
    Charing Cross Theatre
    You can sense director Thom Southerland straining at the leash to turn Harold and Maude in to a musical. This stage version of Colin Higgins's screenplay for the 1971 film was first seen in 1974,... Read more
  • Hamilton in London
    Hamilton
    Victoria Palace Theatre
    What's left to be said about Hamilton that's not already been said? One of the central questions the show asks is precisely who the storytellers are of our personal and collective histories: "Who... Read more
  • Hair at the Vaults
    Hair
    London Palladium
    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
  • 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
  • Andrew Scott in Hamlet
    Hamlet
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    Once again, Hamlet is going to be the talk of the theatrical summer. Two years ago, Benedict Cumberbatch galvanised the town with a brooding, thoughtful prince at the Barbican in a slightly over-... Read more
  • Review of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Wilton's Music Hall
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
    Wilton's Music Hall
    Despite being one of only nine musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Frank Loesser’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying has fallen by the wayside in London. With a number of... Read more
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