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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!

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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.


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LATEST REVIEWS . . . . THE SCHOOL FOR SCHEMING,  CAPTAIN AMAZINGRELATIVE VALUESBIRDLANDA VIEW FROM THE BRIDGETHE BEAUTIFUL GAME,  KING CHARLES III,   HANDBAGGEDA SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS

WHAT'S NEW . . . .  We reviewed more than a dozen new shows in the past two weeks, not all fitting onto the list above, so check our listings pages to see what's new . . . .  Olivier Awards for 2013 announced . . . . National Theatre's Travelex-sponsored summer season returns, with many Olivier seats 15 . . . . WE WILL ROCK YOU closing after 12 year run . . . . Hampstead's GOOD PEOPLE transfers to Coward Theatre and Almeida's 1984 to Playhouse . . . . Tom Conti leads new cast of TWELVE ANGRY MEN . . . . 2013 was another record-breaking year for London theatre, with more than 14 million tickets sold . . . . 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 . . . . 

LAST CHANCES . . . Closing notices up for HOME April 30, PESTS May 3, A TASTE OF HONEY May 11, OTHER DESERT CITIES May 24, BIRDLAND May 24, WE WILL ROCK YOU May 31, KING CHARLES III May 31, BLITHE SPIRIT June 7, TWELVE ANGRY MEN June 14, GOOD PEOPLE June 14, FATAL ATTRACTION June 21, HANDBAGGED August 2, THE BODYGUARD August 30, JEEVES AND WOOSTER September 20, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN September 27



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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.


A View From The Bridge

A Taste of Honey

Good People

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Two Into One





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