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.

  • John
    Dorfman - National Theatre
    Theatrical marmite doesn't come more pungently or demandingly flavoured than this: the UK premiere of Annie Baker's latest is the strangest new play in many a long day (and even longer night). Across... Read more
  • Review of Judy! at the Arts Theatre
    Judy!
    Arts Theatre
    It's been 31 years since a show called Judy played at what was then the Strand Theatre, with Scottish performer Lesley Mackie winning an Olivier Award for playing the title role of Judy Garland. More... Read more
  • Review of new musical Junkyard by Jack Thorne and Stephen Warbeck
    Junkyard
    Rose Theatre Kingston
    There's a charming anarchic quality to Jack Thorne and Stephen Warbeck's new musical Junkyard that on the one hand feels fresh and forward thinking yet still manages to feel narratively stinted and... Read more
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
    Barbican
    Forget Jesus, it's Judas who's the Superstar of this vigorous yet somewhat half-conceived revival   Looking back on the original Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber,... Read more
  • Jersey Boys
    Trafalgar Theatre
    I first saw Jersey Boys when it opened in the West End in March 2008, at the Prince Edward Theatre, and recently checked my diary to see what I'd said about it at the time. My comment was short and... Read more
  • Jane Eyre
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    The National Theatre should truly be commended for looking outside the often impenetrable boundary of the M25 for theatrical inspiration. This imaginative re-working of Charlotte Brontë's classic... Read more
  • Jerusalem
    Apollo Theatre
    I've never been a great fan of actor Mark Rylance. The reasons are lost in the depths of time to the extent that I no longer remember what started it off in the first place. However, having seen him... Read more
  • Jerusalem
    Apollo Theatre
    Genre: ComedyOpened 15 July 2009Written: By Jez ButterworthDirected:Ian RicksonCast: Mark Rylance (Johnny), Mackenzie Crook (Ginger)Synopsis: On St George’s Day, the morning of the local county fair... Read more
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    London Palladium
    The Rice-Lloyd Webber machine has done it again. This revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is raking it in, having assured itself of success with an army of ready-made fans through... Read more
  • Julius Caesar RSC Barbican 2017
    Barbican
    Opened 20 Apr 05Genre: DramaWritten: by William Shakespeare, adapted by Deborah WarnerDirected: Deborah WarnerProduced:: BITE / Theatre National du Chaillot, Paris; Teatro Espanol, Madrid; Grand... Read more
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