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.

  • White Teeth
    White Teeth
    Kiln Theatre
    There's a raw, ragged and baggy charm to the portrait of a local community in White Teeth, Stephen Sharkey's new stage adaptation of Zadie Smith's debut novel White Teeth, originally published in... Read more
  • Wise Children
    Wise Children
    The Old Vic
    The dazzling theatre magician that is Emma Rice has just conjured the latest chapter, in every sense, of her compelling and revolutionary adventures in theatreland. From Kneehigh, the touring company... Read more
  • The Wider Earth
    The Wider Earth
    Jerwood Gallery at the Natural History Museum
    For the very first time, a theatre space has popped up inside one of the country’s grandest buildings: the Natural History Museum. Nestled between artefacts and exhibits is a new auditorium inside... Read more
  • The Woman in White
    Charing Cross Theatre
    When Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White first premiered in the West End in 2004, some critics (including me!) prescribed Dramamine, in case spectators suffered from motion sickness thanks to... Read more
  • Witness for the Prosecution
    Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
    London County Hall
    When Witness for the Prosecution premiered in 1953, it was one of Agatha Christie’s proudest moments. Originally a short story, she had been convinced to turn it into a play set in a courtroom - an... Read more
  • A Woman of No Importance
    A Woman of No Importance
    Vaudeville Theatre
    No, A Woman of No Importance isn't a stage biography of Theresa May. Rather, it is Oscar Wilde's 1893 play that inaugurates a new, year-long season dedicated to his work that will be followed by... Read more
  • What Shadows
    What Shadows
    Park Theatre
    Another day, another play about real-life politics. But unlike the turbo-charged plays of James Graham, who has made great theatrical capital out of showing the functioning of a minority Labour... Read more
  • Wings
    Wings
    Young Vic
    No theatre challenges theatrical form and shape quite as fiercely as the Young Vic, reinventing itself with every production staged there. It's not just the configuration of the auditorium, which... Read more
  • Waiting for Godot
    Waiting for Godot
    Arts Theatre
    ​Well, it “passed the time”… That was my final thought as the curtain fell on Waiting For Godot at the Arts Theatre and I believe it’s exactly what Samuel Beckett intended. Met with hecklers and... Read more
  • The Wind in the Willows 2017
    London Palladium
    The London Palladium, one of the greatest variety theatres in the world, brought pantomime back there last Christmas (and will be doing another this year); now they've also brought back the summer... Read more
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