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London Theatre reviews: Get the London lowdown on all the latest West End and regional theatre reviews.

Mad House review

Review: David Harbour and Bill Pullman in Mad House

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the maddest, baddest of them all? This is the five-million dollar question you’ll be asking yourself when you leave the Ambassador’s Theatre after an evening with Mad House, a play by American playwright Theresa Rebeck which packs a very mighty punch and will leave you a little bruised and…

My Fair Lady review

Review: My Fair Lady – London Coliseum

My Fair Lady has galloped into the London Coliseum this May, and it’s a bloomin’ loverly production. It’s the first major West End revival of the show for 21 years and comes to us via The Lincoln Center Theater and Broadway. It’s brilliantly directed by Bartlett Sher with rising star Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle…

Prima Facie review

Review: Jodie Comer in Prima Facie

I have just witnessed Jodie Comer performing a feat which even nine lives Villanelle wouldn’t be able to pull off: a one-hundred-minute solo performance on stage in Prima Facie at the Harold Pinter theatre, without an interval and hardly pausing for breath. She even manages to get drenched, dry off, change outfits – and accents…

Message in a Bottle, review, Peacock Theatre

Review: Message in a Bottle – Peacock Theatre, London

Last updated on March 29th, 2022What do you get when you weave Kate Prince’s hip hop choreography together with Sting’s greatest hits, a dance company with superpowers and a story that centres on the plight of refugees? You get Message in a Bottle, a dance-off at the Peacock Theatre which is dizzying to watch and…

Review: The Great Gatsby Immersive London

Last updated on October 1st, 2020There was a beckoning green light when I arrived at Gatsby’s Mayfair mansion on Wednesday for The Great Gatsby Immersive London. The night was tender, the drinks flowed, the conversation was titillating, and there was just the right glitter and glitz you’d expect from one of Gatsby’s infamous lawn parties….

Amélie the Musical review

Last updated on March 29th, 2022Merci Amélie the Musical for bringing some much-needed sunshine to a bleak and midwintery London. The petite French girl that we fell in love with in the 2001 film is treading the boards at The Other Palace in a production that’s a billet doux  to Paris and is as enchanting as…

Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, cinema

Fleabag Review (and in cinemas)

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the Girl with the Golden Pen. She tickled us with her sassy baddie, Villanelle, from ‘Killing Eve,’ and is currently co-writing the screenplay for the new Bond film, ‘No Time to Die.’ Last night, she thrilled the audience with the return of her one-woman show, Fleabag, at the…

Shake It Up Shakespeare, Shoreditch

Shake It Up! Festival celebrates Shakespeare’s Shoreditch

Last updated on February 18th, 2021Grab your ruffs, London! The site of Shakespeare’s first London playhouse, The Theatre, is soon to become a permanent exhibition space. Ahead of its opening in March 2020, the Theatre Courtyard Gallery is hosting Shake it Up! A Shakespeare Festival for Shoreditch. The series of events celebrating the Bard and…

Shakespeare Rose Theatre, Blenheim Palace

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre pops up at Blenheim Palace

Last updated on May 17th, 2020Be still my beating heart! Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, last seen in its playful glory in early seventeenth century Bankside, has come to life in a theatrical pop-up in the glorious gardens of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. And what a sight it is to behold. Complete with bustling Elizabethan village with…

Andrew Scott, Present Laughter, cinema

Review: Andrew Scott in Present Laughter (in cinemas now)

Last updated on December 8th, 2020If you could transplant the hearts face emoji onto humans, then the crowd at the Old Vic last night would have radiated red, pulsating love for Noel Coward’s Present Laughter. That’s because Andrew Scott was in the house, having recently traded in his cassocks from Fleabag, for a much more…

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