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.

  • OVO - Cirque du Soleil
    OVO - Cirque du Soleil
    Royal Albert Hall
    Is time running out, finally, for the global circus franchise Cirque du Soleil, whose touring and bespoke Las Vegas spectacles have created their own extremely profitable brand of family... Read more
  • Of Kith and Kin
    Of Kith and Kin
    Bush Theatre
    What it means to be a parent is something that’s been turned on its head over recent years. Scientific advances and legal changes mean the possibilities of who can have children, and how they do it,... Read more
  • Oslo
    Oslo
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    We’re bogged down with constant talk of negotiations these days, which is inevitable – the biggest democratic decision for a generation will change all our lives. It’s going to be tough, but nothing... Read more
  • Review of On The Town at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
    On the Town
    Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
    Regent's Park is already full of birdsong, but each summer the birds are given human competition when the Open Air Theatre stages its annual musical. Usually that comes in late July or August, but... Read more
  • Review of Othello at Wilton's Music Hall
    Othello
    Wilton's Music Hall
    It's potentially one of the the most brutal scenes in western literature and certainly one of Shakespeare's most memorable final acts which, no spoiler alert needed, results in a pile of three... Read more
  • Review of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Duke of York's Theatre
    Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Jukebox musicals in the West End have come in all shapes, sizes and colours -- whether presented as biographical accounts of the lives of songwriters from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (Jersey... Read more
  • Review of Jude Law in Ivo van Hove's Obsession at the Barbican Theatre
    Obsession
    Barbican
    Ivo van Hove may certainly be the director of the moment and paired with Hollywood A-lister Jude Law his stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film 'Ossessione', itself an adaptation of 'The... Read more
  • Oedipus 2008 National Theatre
    Oedipus
    Venue To Be Confirmed
    Genre: DramaOpened 15 Oct 2008Written: by Sophocles, in a new version by Frank McGuinnessDirected: Jonathan KentCast: Ralph Fiennes (Oedipus), Alan Howard (Teiresias), Clare Higgins (Jocasta)Synopsis... Read more
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