Theatre & Arts

This Play Explores What It's Like To Live With Chronic Pain

This Play Explores What It's Like To Live With Chronic Pain

A pain in the neck. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★★★☆☆
London Artist Creates Portrait Of Donald Trump... Using His Own Faeces

London Artist Creates Portrait Of Donald Trump... Using His Own Faeces

Why you little piece of... | By Harry Rosehill
North Korean Propaganda Wins Us Over In This Superb Exhibition

North Korean Propaganda Wins Us Over In This Superb Exhibition

Even Diana shows up as the Democratic People's (Republic of Korea) Princess. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
Anarchic Show Is A Bit Of A Mess

Anarchic Show Is A Bit Of A Mess

Jubilee's revival misses the mark. | By Neil Dowden ★★☆☆☆
A Random Collection Of Massive Or Otherwise Unusual Hands To See Around London

A Random Collection Of Massive Or Otherwise Unusual Hands To See Around London

Because nobody else would publish it. | By M@
Did You Know This Is Tucked Away Beneath Waterloo Station?

Did You Know This Is Tucked Away Beneath Waterloo Station?

You might even see the artists at work. | By Harry Rosehill
Dammit, We Wish Rose Matafeo Was Our Best Friend. We'd Never Stop Laughing

Dammit, We Wish Rose Matafeo Was Our Best Friend. We'd Never Stop Laughing

Effortlessly likable comedy. | By Will Noble ★★★★☆
This Artist Created An Incredibly Detailed Hand-Drawn Middle Earth Map Of London

This Artist Created An Incredibly Detailed Hand-Drawn Middle Earth Map Of London

London, as if by Tolkien. | By Harry Rosehill
The Best Dance Shows To See In London This Spring

The Best Dance Shows To See In London This Spring

A very special Swan Lake. | By Sam Smith
All Of London Will Be Reading This Novel

All Of London Will Be Reading This Novel

The Muse by Jessie Burton. | By M@
Comedy Review: Ahir Shah's Control

Comedy Review: Ahir Shah's Control

It's Shahtime, baby. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
A Riot Of Colour Has Come To South East London

A Riot Of Colour Has Come To South East London

A perfect one for children. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Carey Mulligan Triumphs In One-Woman Show

Carey Mulligan Triumphs In One-Woman Show

Starts out light-hearted, ends up anything but. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
A Poignant Portrayal Of Bittersweet Romance

A Poignant Portrayal Of Bittersweet Romance

The York Realist is a quietly heartbreaking affair. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Swings And Animal Explosions: London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

Swings And Animal Explosions: London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

The great and good of London's art scene. | By Tabish Khan
Alternative Branding For London Underground Lines

Alternative Branding For London Underground Lines

Can TfL make this happen please? | By Will Noble
This Painful Play Is Simply A Pleasure To Watch

This Painful Play Is Simply A Pleasure To Watch

Hard viewing, but not hard going. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
Humanity Collides With Nature In Whitechapel Gallery's Latest Exhibition

Humanity Collides With Nature In Whitechapel Gallery's Latest Exhibition

Bottle caps and pipes found on the Thames foreshore. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
London Scenes In The Marvel Cinematic Universe Films

London Scenes In The Marvel Cinematic Universe Films

They're more Londony than you might think. | By M@
6 Things That'll Happen When The Eurostar Runs To Amsterdam

6 Things That'll Happen When The Eurostar Runs To Amsterdam

"The route gets dubbed the Remoaner line". | By Will Noble
Cold, Comfortless Farm: Gundog At Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Cold, Comfortless Farm: Gundog At Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

After an excellent start, this play loses its way. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Go There, Get The T-Shirt At This Excellent Exhibition On A Simple Garment

Go There, Get The T-Shirt At This Excellent Exhibition On A Simple Garment

Been there, got the t-shirt. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Screaming Secrets Is A Philosophy Overload

Screaming Secrets Is A Philosophy Overload

This production is screaming for a few tweaks. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆
Theresa May: London's Unlikely Street Art Icon

Theresa May: London's Unlikely Street Art Icon

PM stands for public murals. | By M@
Black Mountain: Not The Spine-Tingler It Purports To Be

Black Mountain: Not The Spine-Tingler It Purports To Be

Economical storytelling means the tension falls flat. | By BelindaL ★★★☆☆
Hayley Atwell Shines As A Ruthless Financier

Hayley Atwell Shines As A Ruthless Financier

Cut-throat corporate comedy. | By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Carmen Is Monochrome And Magnificent At Royal Opera House

Carmen Is Monochrome And Magnificent At Royal Opera House

A fresh and thrilling evening. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
'Copy Our Social Network And We'll Copy Your Office', Facebook Tells Google

'Copy Our Social Network And We'll Copy Your Office', Facebook Tells Google

Two can play at that game. | By Jordan Waite
Set Sail For V&A And Board This Titanic Exhibition

Set Sail For V&A And Board This Titanic Exhibition

A truly beautiful exhibition. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
This Might Just Be The Best Guide To Exploring London We've Ever Seen

This Might Just Be The Best Guide To Exploring London We've Ever Seen

Exceptional stuff from Rachel Kolsky. | By M@
No Place Like Rome: Julius Caesar At Bridge Theatre

No Place Like Rome: Julius Caesar At Bridge Theatre

Not Shakespeare’s easiest play, but the Bridge makes it very accessible. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
These Two Small Plays Are Punching Well Above Their Weight

These Two Small Plays Are Punching Well Above Their Weight

Believable, likeable characters. | By Hannah Foulds ★★★★☆
London Has A Whole Shop Dedicated To Alice In Wonderland

London Has A Whole Shop Dedicated To Alice In Wonderland

Curiouser and curiouser. | By Laura Reynolds
One Man's Obsession With The Golden Age Of British Wrestling

One Man's Obsession With The Golden Age Of British Wrestling

" It was like a soap opera." | By Will Noble
Never Mind The Quality: Rothschild & Sons At Park Theatre

Never Mind The Quality: Rothschild & Sons At Park Theatre

Clearly it’s hard to write an eleven o’clock number when the ghetto closes at nine. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
A Map Of Shoreditch Street Art

A Map Of Shoreditch Street Art

This east London locale is slathered in the stuff. | By Will Noble
The 12 Biggest Exhibitions To See In February

The 12 Biggest Exhibitions To See In February

We've filtered the art month for you, you're welcome. | By Tabish Khan
Con Tricks And Cocktails: The Grift At Town Hall Hotel

Con Tricks And Cocktails: The Grift At Town Hall Hotel

The fun and games of the ‘chase’. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Secret Cinema's Next Production Has Been Announced...

Secret Cinema's Next Production Has Been Announced...

The secret's out. | By Laura Reynolds
An Amusing Tribute To Maverick Ken Campbell

An Amusing Tribute To Maverick Ken Campbell

More of an anecdotal tribute than a fully-fledged play. | By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Collective Rage: A Humorous Yet Poignant Exploration Of Rage And Belonging

Collective Rage: A Humorous Yet Poignant Exploration Of Rage And Belonging

Five women, united by a name. | By Sam Smith ★★★☆☆
How Many Of These Tube Map Covers Do You Remember?

How Many Of These Tube Map Covers Do You Remember?

Looking back at 13 years of artwork. | By Harry Rosehill
Jazz It Up With This Fantastic Free Exhibition On British Jazz

Jazz It Up With This Fantastic Free Exhibition On British Jazz

Free, informative, and set to a jaunty soundtrack. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Queens Do Battle At The Duke Of York’s

Queens Do Battle At The Duke Of York’s

Who plays who is decided by the toss of a coin. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Art In Play At Wilton's Music Hall

Art In Play At Wilton's Music Hall

Impressionism brought to life on stage. | By Sophia Shluger ★★★★☆
Adam Riches' Inane Chicanery

Adam Riches' Inane Chicanery

Front row may get wet. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Jennifer Saunders Is Absolutely Fabulous In Oscar Wilde Play

Jennifer Saunders Is Absolutely Fabulous In Oscar Wilde Play

A "Wilde lite" version of Lady Windermere's Fan. | By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
The Beginning Of A Relationship Explored In Intricate Detail

The Beginning Of A Relationship Explored In Intricate Detail

An entertaining show to make you think. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
The Hayward Gallery Is Back With A Massive Exhibition

The Hayward Gallery Is Back With A Massive Exhibition

A cattle ranch and an Amazon warehouse mess with our minds. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Giselle Proves The Ultimate Romantic Ballet

Giselle Proves The Ultimate Romantic Ballet

Soft and otherworldly. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

We sift through them all and present the finest. | By Tabish Khan
Chronicles Of Modern Disillusionment: The War Has Not Yet Started

Chronicles Of Modern Disillusionment: The War Has Not Yet Started

Mikhail Durnenkov’s latest play is both provocative and disturbing. | By Sophia Shluger ★★★☆☆
A Pitch-Perfect Revival Of An Early Pinter Classic

A Pitch-Perfect Revival Of An Early Pinter Classic

The Birthday Party turns 60. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★★
Fiction Proves More Powerful Than Fact In Amadeus

Fiction Proves More Powerful Than Fact In Amadeus

A tale of musical rivalry. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
This Tourist Sketched A Royal Guard... Then Something Lovely Happened

This Tourist Sketched A Royal Guard... Then Something Lovely Happened

A heartwarming tale. | By Will Noble
Tragic Tosca Makes Ravishing Return To Royal Opera House

Tragic Tosca Makes Ravishing Return To Royal Opera House

If ever you wanted a way to get into opera, this is it. | By Holli-Mae Johnson ★★★★☆
This Story Of Yours Is Dark. Very Dark.

This Story Of Yours Is Dark. Very Dark.

Dramatic, but draining. | By Robert Greene ★★★☆☆
Gigantic 17,500 Square Metre Artwork Unveiled In Hackney

Gigantic 17,500 Square Metre Artwork Unveiled In Hackney

Size matters. | By Harry Rosehill
Adolescent Discord At The Unicorn Theatre

Adolescent Discord At The Unicorn Theatre

Partially improvised teenage piece. | By Sophia Shluger ★★☆☆☆
Going Viral: The Here And This And Now

Going Viral: The Here And This And Now

A cynical ribbing of the pharmaceutical industry. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★★★☆☆
The Rat Pack Hit The West End: It Was A Very Good Show

The Rat Pack Hit The West End: It Was A Very Good Show

The boys are back in town. | By Will Noble ★★★★★
Denim: Promising Young Drag Queens, But Nothing Unique

Denim: Promising Young Drag Queens, But Nothing Unique

Nothing new in this show. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★★★☆☆
Iconic 80s Play Still Provokes Uneasy Laughter

Iconic 80s Play Still Provokes Uneasy Laughter

Rita, Sue And Bob Too. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
How To See Tate Modern In Your Lunch Hour

How To See Tate Modern In Your Lunch Hour

A quick tour of the best bits. | By Tabish Khan
Cirque Du Soleil Have Almost Cracked It With OVO

Cirque Du Soleil Have Almost Cracked It With OVO

Who's up for a spot of upside down unicycling. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
EastEnders Meets Clockwork Orange... In Islington

EastEnders Meets Clockwork Orange... In Islington

A fetid, ash-tray-gobbed fireworks display of a play. | By Will Noble ★★★★★
Where To Find London's Raciest Paintings

Where To Find London's Raciest Paintings

Prepare to get hot under the collar. | By Tabish Khan
A Double Bill Of Contrasts From English National Ballet

A Double Bill Of Contrasts From English National Ballet

Tackling heavy topics such as death as reunion and the dangers of obsession. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
8 Ingenious Marketing Names For New Crossrail Stations

8 Ingenious Marketing Names For New Crossrail Stations

Maidenhead = West Windsor. | By Will Noble
Bananaman Is Back In A Side-Splitting New Musical

Bananaman Is Back In A Side-Splitting New Musical

A sweet send-up of superheroes | By Paul Ewing ★★★★☆
Inside The Little-Known Building Where The Government Stashes Its Art

Inside The Little-Known Building Where The Government Stashes Its Art

You can take a free tour of the Government's art. | By Tabish Khan
Celebrate One Of The World's Best Directors With BFI Southbank's Bergman Season

Celebrate One Of The World's Best Directors With BFI Southbank's Bergman Season

The ultimate auteur. | Sponsor
Into The Numbers: Horrors Inescapable, 80 Years On

Into The Numbers: Horrors Inescapable, 80 Years On

Not a fun watch, but an important one. | By James FitzGerald ★★★☆☆
In Pictures: No Trousers On The Tube Day 2018

In Pictures: No Trousers On The Tube Day 2018

Were you brave enough to take part? | By Will Noble
Eerie Shots Of Abandoned London On Christmas Day

Eerie Shots Of Abandoned London On Christmas Day

Like something out of a zombie movie. | By Harry Rosehill
Comedy Review: Ivo Graham's Educated Guess

Comedy Review: Ivo Graham's Educated Guess

Ivo, only more so. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
We Talk Art, Gentrification And Ridley Road Market With Artist Lucinda Rogers

We Talk Art, Gentrification And Ridley Road Market With Artist Lucinda Rogers

How has London changed over the last 20 years? | By Tabish Khan
Here's What The City Of London Could Look Like In 2026

Here's What The City Of London Could Look Like In 2026

With 13 new skyscrapers. | By Will Noble
Why Is This Apple Store On Regent Street Adorned With An Intricate Mosaic?

Why Is This Apple Store On Regent Street Adorned With An Intricate Mosaic?

It pays to look up. | By Londonist Staff
11 Must-See Exhibitions Coming To London In 2018

11 Must-See Exhibitions Coming To London In 2018

Galleries re-open, museums expand and blockbuster exhibitions. | By Tabish Khan
An Asian Sensation Of A Gallery At The British Museum

An Asian Sensation Of A Gallery At The British Museum

A fine addition to one of our greatest museums. | By Tabish Khan
Dance Review: The Biggest Nutcracker In London This Christmas

Dance Review: The Biggest Nutcracker In London This Christmas

An outstanding presentation of a Christmas classic. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Beheading, Monarchy And Power: Art Gets The Royal Treatment

Beheading, Monarchy And Power: Art Gets The Royal Treatment

Get your royal bling on. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Does Hamilton Live Up To The Hype?

Does Hamilton Live Up To The Hype?

A sumptuous cavalcade of music and dance. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella Offers Up The Glitz Of The Silver Screen

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella Offers Up The Glitz Of The Silver Screen

An enchanting performance at Sadler's Wells. | By Tiffany Pritchard ★★★★☆
What Were The Best Exhibitions Of 2017?

What Were The Best Exhibitions Of 2017?

Did your favourite make the list? | By Tabish Khan
How To Get Cheap Cinema Tickets In London

How To Get Cheap Cinema Tickets In London

Every day of the week. | By Victoria Thomas
Lego Porgs From Star Wars Cropping Up In London

Lego Porgs From Star Wars Cropping Up In London

Awwww. | By Harry Rosehill
Grinning Man Portrays A Dark And Twisted Christmas

Grinning Man Portrays A Dark And Twisted Christmas

A play about a boy with a perpetual grin. | By Paul Ewing ★★★★☆
Cleopatra Steals The Show At Barbican This Christmas

Cleopatra Steals The Show At Barbican This Christmas

A production that Shakespeare himself would be proud of. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆