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.

  • Equus
    Equus
    Trafalgar Studio One
    There's always a paradox at the heart of Peter Shaffer's plays of (lack of) faith, divinity and redemption: they are unquestionably verbose in their use of language and mightily overblown in the... Read more
  • Only Fools and Horses
    Only Fools and Horses - The Musical
    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    With a flurry of transfers arriving from Broadway, I've been wondering where the new British musicals are in the West End; but be careful what you wish for. While the new Broadway shows are all... Read more
  • Come From Away
    Come From Away
    Phoenix Theatre
    Come From Away lost out in the Tony race for most of the seven awards it was nominated for to Dear Evan Hansen, apart from Christopher Ashley who won the award for Best Director of a Musical. Both... Read more
  • 9 to 5 The Musical
    9 to 5 the Musical
    Savoy Theatre
    Sometimes theatre is all in the timing. When the 1980 comedy 9 to 5 was first turned into a Broadway musical in 2009, it was just the latest in a run of film titles being opportunistically adapted... Read more
  • Coming Clean
    Coming Clean
    Trafalgar Studio Two
    It's funny how plays can make you feel your age by being very specifically of their time - yet also make you realise that both everything and nothing has changed, too. Seeing Kevin Elyot's first play... Read more
  • As You Like It
    RSC: As You Like It
    Barbican
    Much like the mystical Forest of Arden, with twinkling fairy lights and copious amounts of plants, Regent Park’s Open Air Theatre is a delight to behold. Upon entering the auditorium, however, the... Read more
  • The Phantom of the Opera
    The Phantom of the Opera
    Her Majesty's Theatre
    Stop a person on the street and ask them to name a West End musical, they’ll probably say one of two things: Les Mis, or The Phantom of the Opera. The latter has been impressively running non-stop at... Read more
  • Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
    Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
    Aldwych Theatre
    If you drew up a list of everything you wanted from a Tina Turner musical, you wouldn’t be disappointed by Tina, which gets its world premiere at the Aldwych Theatre. It’s got the anthems, it’s got... Read more
  • Girl From the North Country
    Gielgud Theatre
    2017 was certainly a banner year for new musicals: not just the UK premiere of Hamilton, of course, but also the homegrown thrills of Everybody's Talking About Jamie (which transferred from Sheffield... 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
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