London Theatre Reviews

  • Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical review

    19 April 2018, Dominion Theatre

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    Following it’s run at the London Coliseum last year, Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical has returned to the London stage for another run, this time at the Dominion Theatre, one of the West End’s largest venues. It is clear from the opening number that the energy and budget for this show has... Read more

  • Chicago review

    12 April 2018, Phoenix Theatre

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    Since its 1996 Broadway revival managed to revitalise Ebb and Fosse’s satire on corruption and the nature of celebrity, it feels like Chicago is hardly ever not on stage, or even on our screens since Rob Marshal’s 2002 film adaptation starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard... Read more

  • Tina: The Tina Turner Musical review

    10 April 2018, Aldwych Theatre

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    After three years in conception, and initial hesitation from the rock 'n' roll legend herself, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical premieres in London and is quite simply, the best. Headed up by jukebox musical queen Phyllida Lloyd and award-winning playwright Katori Hall, this musical-come-concert has... Read more

  • Quiz review

    5 April 2018, Noel Coward Theatre

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    Who doesn’t like a pub quiz? A bit of competitive banter with your mates down the pub, answering questions in the hopes of winning a bar tab, or a bottle of champers is a great way to while away an evening. But what happens when you cheat? And what happens when you do so on national... Read more

  • Ruthless! The Musical review

    27 March 2018, Arts Theatre

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    Little blonde girls with pigtails, cheesy smiles and a bratty stage-school nature are usually quite frightening, and Tina Denmark is no exception in Ruthless! the Musical, a story of just how far a person can go to get exactly what they want. Showing at the Arts Theatre in London for a strictly... Read more

  • Frozen review

    12 February 2018, Theatre Royal Haymarket

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    Is murder forgivable? That's the driving question of Bryony Lavery's sometimes-gripping play Frozen, which takes the unusual structure of a series of monologues and duologues between three central characters. Set around Paul Wills' evocative sliding glass panel design, a chilling, forensic... Read more

  • 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