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

Message in a Bottle, review, Peacock Theatre

Review: Message in a Bottle – Peacock Theatre, London

Last updated on June 4th, 2021 at 03:48 pmWhat 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…

Review: The Great Gatsby Immersive London

Last updated on October 1st, 2020 at 10:40 amThere 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…

Amélie the Musical review

Last updated on March 30th, 2021 at 11:03 amMerci 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…

Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, cinema

Fleabag Review (and in cinemas)

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021 at 08:13 amPhoebe 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…

Shake It Up Shakespeare, Shoreditch

Shake It Up! Festival celebrates Shakespeare’s Shoreditch

Last updated on February 18th, 2021 at 12:17 pmGrab 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…

Shakespeare Rose Theatre, Blenheim Palace

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre pops up at Blenheim Palace

Last updated on May 17th, 2020 at 10:20 amBe 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…

Andrew Scott, Present Laughter, cinema

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

Last updated on December 8th, 2020 at 09:51 amIf 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…

Starry Messenger, review, London, Broderick Elizabeth McGovern, Wyndham Theatre, Kenneth Lonergen

The Starry Messenger | Review | Diary of a Londoness

Last updated on January 3rd, 2020 at 03:04 pmMatthew Broderick is all grown-up. He’s greyer, a tad stockier, and he looks a little tired, but he’s still the same boy we all fell in love with in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. And until August, he’s bringing a little of New York City and some otherworldly…

Aint Misbehavin, review, Southwark Playhouse, Tyrone Huntley, oti mabuse

Review: Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Southwark Playhouse

Last updated on April 29th, 2019 at 09:45 amWhen I saw Tyrone Huntley in Leave to Remain  at the Lyric Hammersmith earlier this year, I knew a star was in the ascendant, although the Evening Standard already knew that when they awarded him the ES Theatre Award. He’s now sprinted from stage into the director’s…

Betrayal, Harold Pinter, Review, Tom Hiddleston, Jamie Lloyd

BETRAYAL | Review

Last updated on August 7th, 2019 at 11:24 amTom Hiddleston is clearly a really nice guy. He’s on-stage for a straight 90 minutes in Harold Pinter’s 1978 classic, Betrayal,  and follows with autograph signing and selfie-taking with the hordes of fans who wait for him at the Harold Pinter Theatre stage door. So, it’s with…

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