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After fifteen years we finally have the internet address we wanted from the start -
www.theatreguide.london

Don't worry if you have www.theatreguidelondon.co.uk bookmarked. It will remain live and current, as will all links to it. But now you can use the address that says what we've always been - the Theatre Guide for London.
 (During the changeover, some pages will retain the old address. But don't be confused - either address will take you to everything on the site.)

www.theatreguide.london


What we do
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We offer authoritative, independent London theatre reviews. We also cover London's fringe and some theatre outside London, notably the annual Edinburgh Festival. We list upcoming shows and offer insiders' hints on saving money on theatre tickets.

Whether you go to the theatre every evening or are planning a single night out, whether you already know what you like or want help choosing a show, TheatreguideLondon's reviews of past and current London shows will help you decide what to see and what to skip!


What we don't do . . .

We don't sell tickets. We don't take ads from shows. And we have no tie-ins with producers or ticket brokers.

So if a show is bad, we'll say so. And therefore if we say it's good, you can believe us. Click on one of the categories to the left to read our reviews of current London shows.


Who we are . . .

Our reviewers are not just fans, but experienced professional theatre critics. Click here to meet our critics.



LATEST REVIEWS . . . . MEMPHIS,   NEVILLE'S ISLANDTHE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, THE CHERRY ORCHARDOUR TOWNEAST IS EASTUNCLE VANYA,   HENRY IVTHE DISTANCESPEED-THE-PLOW

WHAT'S NEW . . . .  WOLF HALL/BRING UP THE BODIES going to Broadway in 2015 . . . . Menier's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, National Theatre's GREAT BRITAIN, St James Theatre's URINETOWN, Hampstead's SUNNY AFTERNOON, Almeida's KING CHARLES III and Young Vic's SCOTTSBORO BOYS all come to the West End  . . . . Ambassadors Theatre to be renamed the Stephen Sondheim . . . . Matthew Warchus to run the Old Vic starting in 2015 . . . . Rufus Norris named next Director of National Theatre, starting 2015 . . . . Half-price tickets to STOMP and other discounts - click for a list and other guides to saving money on London theatre . . . . TKTS office now sells discount tickets in advance . . . . We reviewed 150 shows at the EDINBURGH FESTIVAL in August. Some have already come to London and more will, so browse our coverage for a preview . . . .

LAST CHANCES . . . Closing notices up for TEH INTERNET October 25, THE JAMES PLAYS  October 29, THE WOLF FROM THE DOOR November 1, UNCLE VANYA November 8, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY November 22, SPEED-THE-PLOW November 29, OUR TOWN November 29, HENRY IV November 29, ELECTRA December 20, EAST IS EAST January 3, HERE LIES LOVE January 8, GREAT BRITAIN January 10, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE January 10, JOHN January 13, SUNNY AFTERNOON January 31,  KING CHARLES III January 31, SCOTTSBORO BOYS February 21  




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From the archives . . .
Our file of past reviews covers more than 3000 shows that played London, Edinburgh and elsewhere in Britain since 1999.

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Top Five - Classic


If you haven't seen them yet, we suggest you begin your London theatre experience with these classics

Phantom of the Opera

Les Miserables

Matilda

Mamma Mia

Billy Elliot

 
Top Five - Current

Here are the more-recently opened shows we've liked the most.



King Charles III

Electra

Memphis

Our Town

Forbidden Broadway





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