London Theatre Reviews

  • Mary Stuart review

    25 January 2018, Duke of York's Theatre

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    On first sight, another play from the turn of the 19th century about royalty and their courtiers, back-stabbing and politics, doesn’t sound particularly fresh. More often than not, these adaptations tend to be the same old stuffy dramas you’ve seen before, yet with some contemporary costumes... Read more

  • Beginning review

    24 January 2018, Ambassadors Theatre

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    Beginning may not have the spectacle of many of its West End musical counterparts, nor the buzz around it such as the high profile plays of James Graham or Jeremy Herrin. Yet following a well-received run at the National Theatre, it has transferred onto the West End, being the first play to follow... Read more

  • Girl From The North Country review

    10 January 2018, Noel Coward Theatre

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    After playing at the Old Vic, Conor McPherson's acclaimed play-with-music has settled into the West End, becoming a rare gem in the centre of glitz and jazz hands. Girl From the North Country manages to avoid shoehorning in Bob Dylan’s award-winning back catalogue, and instead the glorious songs... Read more

  • The Grinning Man review

    7 December 2017, Trafalgar Studio 1

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    Following a critically acclaimed run at Bristol Old Vic, Tom Morris' new musical makes its way to London's intimate Trafalgar Studios, bringing dark romance and a surprising amount of humour. The Grinning Man is the story of a disfigured boy who seeks revenge from whoever scarred his face. It's a... Read more

  • La Soirée review

    5 December 2017, Aldwych Theatre

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    Alongside the flamboyance of the grand West End pantomimes and the various children’s shows pumped full of fake snow, the ever brilliant and varied cabaret of La Soirée has started to become a bit of a London theatre Christmas staple. For those who don’t fancy sitting through yet another... Read more

  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie review

    22 November 2017, Apollo Theatre

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    Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is perhaps the biggest new musical to hit the London stage this winter, save for the impossible to get tickets for Hamilton transfer from Broadway. It is with high expectations therefore that you enter the Apollo Theatre and you certainly are not disappointed.... Read more

  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie review

    22 November 2017, Apollo Theatre

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    Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is perhaps the biggest new musical to hit the London stage this winter, save for the impossible to get tickets for Hamilton transfer from Broadway. It is with high expectations therefore that you enter the Apollo Theatre and you certainly are not disappointed.... Read more

  • Glengarry Glen Ross review

    9 November 2017, Playhouse Theatre

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    David Mamet’s 1983 capitalist satire Glengarry Glen Ross has returned to the West End, featuring an all-star cast of well-known faces from film, television and stage. The play depicts a group of real-estate agents, as they attempt to scheme and deceive their way to achieving the most sales,... Read more

  • Venus in Fur review

    17 October 2017, Theatre Royal Haymarket

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    Arguably, theatre is far too saturated with plays about playwrights and actors. Perhaps for a playwright facing writer’s block, the nature of their form and the composition of their work is an easy escape hatch back into creativity. Or perhaps many of them are so insular and disconnected from the... Read more

  • Young Frankenstein review

    12 October 2017, Garrick Theatre

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    After becoming a notorious flop when it premiered on Broadway in 2007, Mel Brooks' musical comedy Young Frankenstein has been resurrected for its first West End engagement, complete with a revised book and songs. It's fair to say that it's more suited to a London audience; slapstick, caricatured... Read more

  • Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle review

    3 October 2017, Wyndham's Theatre

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    Kenneth Cranham was last seen on stage in his Olivier Award-winning role as Andre, in Florian Zeller's The Father. Here, he returns in an altogether different capacity, in Simon Stephens' curiously captivating Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, directed by Angels in America's Marianne Elliot.... Read more

  • Ink review

    18 September 2017, Duke of York's Theatre

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    “People like stories”, whispers Murdoch, licking his lips in a lizard-like fashion. So begins Ink, James Graham's latest politically charged triumph, which documents Rupert Murdoch's unexpected, unwarranted rise to fame alongside career-hungry editor-in-chief Larry Lamb. Through rebranding the... Read more

  • The Ferryman review

    14 September 2017, Gielgud Theatre

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    With writer Jez Butterworth and director by Sam Mendes on board, The Ferryman was always going to have high expectations, and these expectations are certainly met, with this triumphant piece of theatre showcasing themes of repressed love, family unity in the face of adversity and haunting glimmers... Read more

  • Derren Brown - Underground review

    11 September 2017, Playhouse Theatre

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    It’s a difficult thing; to review a production that is based on secrecy, keeping secrets from others and the power of the secrets we keep from ourselves. Derren Brown’s latest offering Underground is just that – a secret. But what can be revealed is that it is a mixing pot of his greatest... Read more

  • Evita review

    3 August 2017, Phoenix Theatre

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    Once again, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s classic musical Evita has bounded back onto the West End stage following an extensive regional tour. This is not for want of revivals however, with Evita being the subject of a range of tours and longer running West End productions over recent... Read more

  • A Tale of Two Cities review

    12 July 2017, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

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    Three gigantic shipping containers, stacked like lego bricks, sit atop the regents park open air stage. Suddenly they open – disgorging a bedraggled ensemble of refugees from their metal bowels as a besuited figure on the top most box recites the well-worn refrain: “It was the best of times, it... Read more