On Stage

If You're In Need Of A Laugh, This Is The Pajama Party For You

If You're In Need Of A Laugh, This Is The Pajama Party For You

Comedy duo returns to Soho Theatre. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★★★★☆
Stick Man Returns For Sugary Sweet Seasonal Singalong

Stick Man Returns For Sugary Sweet Seasonal Singalong

Perfectly pitched and delightfully uncomplicated family fun. | By Phillipa Ellis ★★★★★
This Ian Dury Musical Gives Us Reasons To Be Cheerful

This Ian Dury Musical Gives Us Reasons To Be Cheerful

Raucous, riotous, and rough and ready. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
Young Marx Is A Disappointing Start For London's Newest Theatre

Young Marx Is A Disappointing Start For London's Newest Theatre

Richard Bean's work isn't quite an equal for the impressive venue. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Young Frankenstein Is A Treat For All The Family

Young Frankenstein Is A Treat For All The Family

The best panto you’ll see before Christmas. Or next Christmas. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
A Moving Bowie Tribute At Barbican

A Moving Bowie Tribute At Barbican

Last chance to see. | By Tiffany Pritchard ★★★★☆
Royal Ballet Celebrates Its Former Artistic Director

Royal Ballet Celebrates Its Former Artistic Director

Something to see, whatever you look for in a ballet. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Daddy Issues: Of Kith And Kin

Daddy Issues: Of Kith And Kin

For fans of dark comedy. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
A Woman Of No Importance Offers A Weak Start To A Wilde Ride

A Woman Of No Importance Offers A Weak Start To A Wilde Ride

Four acts of pontification and laboured aphorisms. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Venus In Fur Is An Erotically Charged Tale Offering Chills And Thrills

Venus In Fur Is An Erotically Charged Tale Offering Chills And Thrills

It may not be for everyone... | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Albion: A Sprawling Garden Of England Play

Albion: A Sprawling Garden Of England Play

A state-of-the-nation play that looks at the nature of Englishness. | By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: Hair

Theatre Review: Hair

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius. | By Franco Milazzo
Theatre Review: The Lie At Menier Chocolate Factory

Theatre Review: The Lie At Menier Chocolate Factory

A frisky soufflé of a play. | By Stuart Black ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: The Real Thing

Theatre Review: The Real Thing

Laughs abound in this Stoppard classic. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: Dylan Goes Theatrical

Theatre Review: Dylan Goes Theatrical

Girl From The North Country. | By Franco Milazzo
There's Now A Musical About The Cereal Killer Cafe

There's Now A Musical About The Cereal Killer Cafe

It's what the London theatre scene has been Krave-ing. | By Laura Reynolds
Theatre Review: The Marriage Of Kim K

Theatre Review: The Marriage Of Kim K

A bad car crash of a musical. | By Franco Milazzo ★★☆☆☆
Review: Between The Sheets With Miss Polly Rae

Review: Between The Sheets With Miss Polly Rae

Salacious supergroup comes together. | By Will Noble ★★★★☆
Musical, Colourful And Thoroughly Fantastic: The Foxes Are Back

Musical, Colourful And Thoroughly Fantastic: The Foxes Are Back

The Lyric's summer show has arrived. | By Lydia Manch
Review: This Show Makes A Pantomime Of 'Strong And Stable'

Review: This Show Makes A Pantomime Of 'Strong And Stable'

By Rosalind Stone ★★★★★
Review: The Addams Family Musical Is Dead Funny

Review: The Addams Family Musical Is Dead Funny

This'll tickle your funny bone. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Review: Farber Brings Fresh Life To Salomé

Review: Farber Brings Fresh Life To Salomé

A classic with a novel twist. | By Franco Milazzo
Review: Angels In America Makes Heavenly Theatre

Review: Angels In America Makes Heavenly Theatre

A Gay Fantasia. | By Neil Dowden
Take A Magical Mystery Tour of London's Beatles Locations

Take A Magical Mystery Tour of London's Beatles Locations

Follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four. | By Zoe Craig
Theatre Review: A Look Inside The Corrupting City

Theatre Review: A Look Inside The Corrupting City

This revival of The Treatment is especially poignant today. | By Harry Rosehill
Review: An American In Paris

Review: An American In Paris

Who could ask for anything more? | By Johnny Fox
Review: Jude Law Lays Down A Steamy Masterclass

Review: Jude Law Lays Down A Steamy Masterclass

Movie star comes to Barbican. | By Franco Milazzo
In Pictures: London's Lost Theatres

In Pictures: London's Lost Theatres

Architectural drama. | By Londonist Staff
Competition: Win A Pair Of Top-Price Theatre Tickets

Competition: Win A Pair Of Top-Price Theatre Tickets

Break a leg. | By Londonist Staff
Review: Get This Calendar Girls Remake In Your Diary

Review: Get This Calendar Girls Remake In Your Diary

Gary Barlow on songwriting duties. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
What Not To Miss At The 2017 Vault Festival

What Not To Miss At The 2017 Vault Festival

Bigger and better than ever. | By Johnny Fox
7 Ways To Float Your Boat In London

7 Ways To Float Your Boat In London

Books, beds, bibles and beer. | By Zoe Craig
Review: Glee's Amber Riley Lights Up Dreamgirls

Review: Glee's Amber Riley Lights Up Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls finally comes to London 35 years after it debuted in the US. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
10 Things To Look Forward To In London In 2017

10 Things To Look Forward To In London In 2017

Hygge, Austen and Hamilton. | By Zoe Craig
Art: Sewell, Ritter And Key Give Old Masterpiece A Fresh Lick Of Paint

Art: Sewell, Ritter And Key Give Old Masterpiece A Fresh Lick Of Paint

20th anniversary production of international hit. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Bianco Is All-White On The Night

Bianco Is All-White On The Night

Walk and gawk during this wonderful circus show. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
Sumptuous Shakespeare Double Bill Lacks Innovation

Sumptuous Shakespeare Double Bill Lacks Innovation

Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, set either side of the first world war. | By Laura Kressly
Mary Stuart Is A Mirror For Present-Day Politics

Mary Stuart Is A Mirror For Present-Day Politics

The Almeida's production resonates in wake of Brexit. | By Tiffany Pritchard ★★★★★
Oh Yes It Is! Cinderella On Sparkling Form At The Palladium

Oh Yes It Is! Cinderella On Sparkling Form At The Palladium

First panto here for 30 years. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
Ruth Wilson Is A Desperate Housewife In Hedda Gabler

Ruth Wilson Is A Desperate Housewife In Hedda Gabler

"She brings her own flamethrower to a party". | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Harry Enfield Comedy Is All Fizzle And No Razzle Dazzle

Harry Enfield Comedy Is All Fizzle And No Razzle Dazzle

Pretty and inoffensive just doesn't cut it. | By Chris Bridges ★★☆☆☆
The Christmas Panto You Don't Want To Take Your Kids To

The Christmas Panto You Don't Want To Take Your Kids To

NOT for kids. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★★★☆☆
10 Things We Learned From Watching This House

10 Things We Learned From Watching This House

A political trip down memory lane. | By Paul Ewing ★★★☆☆
Londonist Runs Off To Join The Circus

Londonist Runs Off To Join The Circus

We dropped our balls. | By David Lloyd-Davies
Should Pulitzer-Winning Play Buried Child Remain Buried?

Should Pulitzer-Winning Play Buried Child Remain Buried?

Sam Shepard's 1978 work gets another airing. | By Chris Bridges ★★★☆☆
Ticket Alert: Get Into London Theatre And See Top Shows At Cut Prices

Ticket Alert: Get Into London Theatre And See Top Shows At Cut Prices

More than 100,000 cut-price tickets are on sale now. | By Zoe Craig
Peter Pan Is Flying High At National Theatre

Peter Pan Is Flying High At National Theatre

A show for all ages. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
Mark Rylance Goes Fishing But What's The Catch?

Mark Rylance Goes Fishing But What's The Catch?

Master actor is back with new passion play. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Alternative Ideas For Family Christmas Fun In London 2016

Alternative Ideas For Family Christmas Fun In London 2016

Because there's more to Christmas than grottos and ice rinks. | By Zoe Craig
School Of Rock Musical Doesn't Exactly Rock

School Of Rock Musical Doesn't Exactly Rock

2003 movie comes to the stage. | By Sophia Shluger ★★★☆☆
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, You: The Drop Off

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, You: The Drop Off

A secret spy thriller in which you are the star, and the city is your backdrop. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
2 Ways To Scare Yourself Senseless In London Right Now

2 Ways To Scare Yourself Senseless In London Right Now

Lots of stuff going bump in the night. | By Tiffany Pritchard
La Soirée Is The Perfect Antidote To 2016

La Soirée Is The Perfect Antidote To 2016

See out a grim year in style. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★
London's South Bank: An A-Z Of Winter Wonders

London's South Bank: An A-Z Of Winter Wonders

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Tape Face Is Coming To The West End

Tape Face Is Coming To The West End

Tickets are on sale now. | Sponsor
David Bowie Musical Lazarus Crashes To Earth   

David Bowie Musical Lazarus Crashes To Earth  

Prepare to be baffled, and not in a good way. | By Franco Milazzo ★☆☆☆☆
Where To Get Cheap Theatre Tickets In London

Where To Get Cheap Theatre Tickets In London

Thrifty theatre. | By Harry Rosehill
Twice-Broadway Flop Comes To London... And Flops

Twice-Broadway Flop Comes To London... And Flops

Side Show at Southwark Theatre. | By Franco Milazzo ★★☆☆☆
Must-See Festive Dance Shows In London This Christmas

Must-See Festive Dance Shows In London This Christmas

Mad Hatter's tea parties to Jazz Age romps. | By Sam Smith
Bratty As A Bieber: The National Theatre's New Take On Mozart

Bratty As A Bieber: The National Theatre's New Take On Mozart

Adam Gillen makes a great karaoke Mozart. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Inside Bankside's First Playhouse (It's Not The Globe)

Inside Bankside's First Playhouse (It's Not The Globe)

Discovered by accident in the 1980s. | By Emma Finamore
Everything You Need To Know About Hamilton The Musical

Everything You Need To Know About Hamilton The Musical

The next smash hit. | By Harry Rosehill
Too Early for Panto? Oh No It Isn’t …

Too Early for Panto? Oh No It Isn’t …

Just hear that ring-ting-ting-a-ling as the cash registers rack up advance bookings. | By Johnny Fox
Chav On A Hot Tin Roof: Confessional At Southwark Playhouse

Chav On A Hot Tin Roof: Confessional At Southwark Playhouse

A Streetcar Named Southend? Tennessee Williams transposed to the Essex coast. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Win Top Price Tickets To Mamma Mia!

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The League Of Gentlemen Return To Their Theatrical Roots

The League Of Gentlemen Return To Their Theatrical Roots

Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton are all on the London stage this month. | By Neil Dowden
See Hit BBC Comedy Fleabag Live On Stage

See Hit BBC Comedy Fleabag Live On Stage

Tickets on sale now. | By Laura Reynolds
Unmissable London Theatre This October

Unmissable London Theatre This October

Five mouth-watering shows opening this month. | By Neil Dowden
A Gay Play With Knitwear, Not Nudity: The Boys In The Band Reviewed

A Gay Play With Knitwear, Not Nudity: The Boys In The Band Reviewed

The glass may be half empty but it's always going to be full of liquor or bile. | By Paul Ewing ★★★★☆
This Latest Don Giovanni Is Updated Yet Outdated

This Latest Don Giovanni Is Updated Yet Outdated

A missed opportunity to do something fresh. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Review: McKellen And Stewart Tussle In No Man's Land

Review: McKellen And Stewart Tussle In No Man's Land

Pitch perfect Pinter classic. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★★
Hear The Voice Of God In A Swimming Pool By The Thames

Hear The Voice Of God In A Swimming Pool By The Thames

Bompas & Parr want to make your eyeballs vibrate. | By Zoe Craig
5 Big Theatre Shows To Watch (Or Not) In London This September

5 Big Theatre Shows To Watch (Or Not) In London This September

From The Dresser to the undressed Naked Magicians. | By Johnny Fox
West End Season Preview: The American Invasion

West End Season Preview: The American Invasion

It's like a cultural exchange right now. | By Johnny Fox
How To Get Free Theatre Tickets If You're Under 26

How To Get Free Theatre Tickets If You're Under 26

Say thank you to Meryl Streep and others. | By Johnny Fox
Review: They Drink It In The Congo

Review: They Drink It In The Congo

A juicy -- but not not thirst-quenching -- reflection on the troubles in The Congo. | By Chris Bridges ★★★☆☆
London's Getting A New Underground Theatre

London's Getting A New Underground Theatre

Former car park will be transformed. | By Laura Reynolds
Tim Minchin Does It Again With Groundhog Day Musical

Tim Minchin Does It Again With Groundhog Day Musical

The classic film is now a classic musical. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★
Win Two Tickets To See Doctor Faustus By The Royal Shakespeare Company

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Escape The Olympics With These Theatre Shows

Escape The Olympics With These Theatre Shows

Sport isn't for everyone. | By Johnny Fox
London Theatre: What To Watch In August

London Theatre: What To Watch In August

Five biggies opening this month. | By Neil Dowden
What Would You Say To An Alien? This Show Has Some Tips

What Would You Say To An Alien? This Show Has Some Tips

Spaced-out fringe theatre. | By Howard Ryland
9 Shows To See At Camden Fringe 2016

9 Shows To See At Camden Fringe 2016

It's cheap, and it's definitely cheerful: Camden Fringe festival is upon us. | By Johnny Fox
Pixie Lott's Breakfast At Tiffany's Can Be Skipped

Pixie Lott's Breakfast At Tiffany's Can Be Skipped

More shine than substance. | By Franco Milazzo ★★☆☆☆
Review: Strife Is Rife In The Plough And The Stars

Review: Strife Is Rife In The Plough And The Stars

Sean O'Casey's 1926 tragicomedy alternates tenement life with revolutionary politics. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
21 Must-See Kids' Theatre Shows For Summer 2016

21 Must-See Kids' Theatre Shows For Summer 2016

The best children's theatre on offer this season. | By Zoe Craig
Choose Life, Choose An Immersive Trainspotting Experience

Choose Life, Choose An Immersive Trainspotting Experience

Classic film comes to the stage. | By James Drury
11 Reasons To See Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

11 Reasons To See Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

The boy wizard grows up in London's biggest theatrical event of the year. | By Londonist
Theatre With The Roof Off: Outdoor Shows To Watch This Summer

Theatre With The Roof Off: Outdoor Shows To Watch This Summer

Summery suggestions for encounters with the stars, under the stars. | By Johnny Fox
12 Tips For Doing The Proms Like An Expert

12 Tips For Doing The Proms Like An Expert

Never been before? Here are some tips. | By Lucinda Borrell