On Stage

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 ★★★★☆
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 ★★★★☆
Faltering Fabiano Condemns Disappointing Rigoletto

Faltering Fabiano Condemns Disappointing Rigoletto

Unrelentingly bleak and tired. | By Holli-Mae Johnson ★★☆☆☆
Humorous Hound Of The Baskervilles Is Just The Christmas Tonic

Humorous Hound Of The Baskervilles Is Just The Christmas Tonic

Lashings of silliness. | By BelindaL ★★★★★
Shakespeare's Bloodiest Play Made Even Bloodier

Shakespeare's Bloodiest Play Made Even Bloodier

Not an evening for the squeamish. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Two Americans In Paris

Two Americans In Paris

An insightful look at millennial life. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
RSC Have A Good Stab At Shakespearean Epic

RSC Have A Good Stab At Shakespearean Epic

A riot of noise and colour. | By Holli-Mae Johnson ★★★★☆
Tradition And Innovation Combine In The Nutcracker

Tradition And Innovation Combine In The Nutcracker

See the festive classic at London Coliseum. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Take A Trip Inside The Twilight Zone

Take A Trip Inside The Twilight Zone

A loving homage to the cult TV show. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★☆☆
First Flop For The Menier? Barnum At Menier Chocolate Factory

First Flop For The Menier? Barnum At Menier Chocolate Factory

Marcus Brigstocke sucks the razzle dazzle out of everything that surrounds him. | By Londonist Staff
A Timely Revival Of Cell Mates

A Timely Revival Of Cell Mates

Based on the true story of a KGB double agent. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★☆
Misalliance Is Shaw To Provoke Debate

Misalliance Is Shaw To Provoke Debate

Bernard Shaw at his most eccentric and whimsical. | By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Putting The Pun In Rapunzel In Stratford

Putting The Pun In Rapunzel In Stratford

High energy from the get-go. | By Sophia Shluger ★★★★☆
Wilton's Box Of Delights Is A Mixed Bag

Wilton's Box Of Delights Is A Mixed Bag

One for those who remember the 1980s TV adaptation. | By Phillipa Ellis ★★★☆☆
The Tin Drum Is Banging At Shoreditch Town Hall

The Tin Drum Is Banging At Shoreditch Town Hall

Stomping choreography, dramatic events, window-shattering singing. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Grimly Handsome Presents A Dark Christmas

Grimly Handsome Presents A Dark Christmas

"Deliciously surreal". | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
Dear Brutus Provides Charming Entertainment

Dear Brutus Provides Charming Entertainment

Julius Caesar meets A Midsummer Night's Dream. | By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
How To Win Against History Is A Win-Win Situation

How To Win Against History Is A Win-Win Situation

Three men, an organ and a glittering headdress. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
The Woman In White Feels Old Before Its Time

The Woman In White Feels Old Before Its Time

Not a Lloyd Webber classic. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Dream Cast Crack The Royal Ballet Nut

Dream Cast Crack The Royal Ballet Nut

A classic Christmas adventure. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
The Snowman: Walking In The Air For 20 Years And Still Melting Hearts

The Snowman: Walking In The Air For 20 Years And Still Melting Hearts

Dancing tropical fruits and all. | By Will Noble ★★★★☆
A New Twist On A Christmas Carol

A New Twist On A Christmas Carol

Think twice about a story you thought you knew. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
The Crazy Christmas When 70 Polar Bears Descended On Leicester Square

The Crazy Christmas When 70 Polar Bears Descended On Leicester Square

Wretched entertainment. | By M@
Everybody's Talking About Jamie At Apollo Theatre

Everybody's Talking About Jamie At Apollo Theatre

A feelgood show to charm and delight. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Sexy Circus Swings Back Into Town With La Soirée

Sexy Circus Swings Back Into Town With La Soirée

If you only see one variety show this year... | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★
Grimm's Fairytale Gets A Sassy Seasonal Makeover

Grimm's Fairytale Gets A Sassy Seasonal Makeover

Family-friendly fun. | By Phillipa Ellis ★★★★☆
Five-Star Comedy From Phil Wang At Soho Theatre

Five-Star Comedy From Phil Wang At Soho Theatre

An airtight performance. | By Hannah Foulds ★★★★★
If Jacob Rees-Mogg Did Panto, This Would Be It

If Jacob Rees-Mogg Did Panto, This Would Be It

Boy scout seriousness, classical references and painful puns. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Royal Court's Bad Roads Is A Brutal Glimpse Into War

Royal Court's Bad Roads Is A Brutal Glimpse Into War

Examining the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Eleven Years On, Is Wicked Still As Wicked?

Eleven Years On, Is Wicked Still As Wicked?

Has it still got the same magic? | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
This Hilariously Depraved Show Puts The 'Soho' Into Soho Theatre

This Hilariously Depraved Show Puts The 'Soho' Into Soho Theatre

Not for the faint-hearted. | By Will Noble
A Show That Drags, Rather Than A Drag Show

A Show That Drags, Rather Than A Drag Show

Clunky scene shifts and laboured laughs. | By Chris Bridges ★★★☆☆
Interactive Theatre Meets Speed Dating in Binaural Dinner Date

Interactive Theatre Meets Speed Dating in Binaural Dinner Date

Next generation romance. | By Sophia Shluger ★★★★☆
Chase Away Those Winter Blues With The Royal Ballet

Chase Away Those Winter Blues With The Royal Ballet

Escapism of the highest quality. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Dance Review: Last Chance To See Russian Ballet Superstar In Action

Dance Review: Last Chance To See Russian Ballet Superstar In Action

See Svetlana Zakharova in Amore. | By Tiffany Pritchard ★★★★★
Inside Pussy Riot: Sassy Protest Theatre Or Punk Prayer Fallen On Deaf Ears?

Inside Pussy Riot: Sassy Protest Theatre Or Punk Prayer Fallen On Deaf Ears?

This immersive offering of Pussy Riot's ordeal is more parody than protest art. | By Kyra Hanson ★★★☆☆
A Blistering New Adaptation Of Miss Julie

A Blistering New Adaptation Of Miss Julie

A sultry and thought-provoking performance. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
An Earnest Attempt At A Wilde Classic

An Earnest Attempt At A Wilde Classic

Brockley Jack revives the well-worn classic. | By Holli-Mae Johnson ★★★☆☆
"The World's Oldest State Of The Nation Play" Gets Another Airing

"The World's Oldest State Of The Nation Play" Gets Another Airing

Still as relevant as it was 2,500 years ago. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Glengarry Glen Ross: A First Rate Play About Second Rate Men

Glengarry Glen Ross: A First Rate Play About Second Rate Men

Not a tartan bonnet in sight. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
The Quagmire Of Debt Explored In The Trap

The Quagmire Of Debt Explored In The Trap

A play that needs more comedy. Or closure. Or both. | By Sophia Shluger ★★☆☆☆
David Hoyle Shines Bright Like A Diamond

David Hoyle Shines Bright Like A Diamond

An uplifting and empowering show at Soho Theatre. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★★★★☆
Six Years On, How's Matilda The Musical Holding Up?

Six Years On, How's Matilda The Musical Holding Up?

An ideal Christmas outing that's far classier than pantomime. | By Londonist Staff ★★★★☆
This Rematch Of The Red Lion Improves On Earlier Productions

This Rematch Of The Red Lion Improves On Earlier Productions

A tighter script makes for a convincing show. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Do Not Resuscitate: Am I Dead Yet?

Do Not Resuscitate: Am I Dead Yet?

Inexplicable lip syncing and tedious storylines. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★☆☆☆☆
Brush Up Your Shakespeare At Barbican This Winter

Brush Up Your Shakespeare At Barbican This Winter

This one seems familiar to modern-day audiences. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
This Show Will Put You Off Scrambled Eggs For Life

This Show Will Put You Off Scrambled Eggs For Life

An eggy, horror version of Groundhog Day. | By Will Noble ★★★☆☆
The Initial Charm Of The Diary Of A Nobody Wears Off Too Quickly

The Initial Charm Of The Diary Of A Nobody Wears Off Too Quickly

This Pooter needs a reboot. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Expect The Unexpected In This Innovative Royal Ballet Triple Bill

Expect The Unexpected In This Innovative Royal Ballet Triple Bill

Radical ballet is in town. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
An Agatha Christie Classic At County Hall

An Agatha Christie Classic At County Hall

Thrilling stuff. | By Paf Mohammed ★★★★★
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 ★★★★★