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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, Theatreguide.London'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.


WHAT'S NEW . . . . OLIVIER AWARDS for 2014 announced. Click through to see the winners . . . . RSC's DEATH OF A SALESMAN, which we reviewed in Stratford, coming to London in May . . . . Cameron Mackintosh recreates south London pie shop on Shaftsbury Avenue for small-scale production of Sweeney Todd , , , , John Lahr's book on Tennessee Williams wins Sheridan Morley Award for best theatrical biography . . . . Arts Theatre to add 60-seat studio space . . . . Ambassadors Theatre to be renamed the Stephen Sondheim . . . . TKTS office now sells discount tickets in advance, and check our Saving Money Page for other deals and economy hints . . . .

LAST CHANCES . . . Closing notices up for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE April 18, CATS April 25, THE NETHER April 25, HARVEY May 2, DEATH OF A SALESMAN  May 2 (but reopens in London), BEYOND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS May 5, MAN AND SUPERMAN May 17, OPPENHEIMER  May 23, THE HARD PROBLEM May 27, BAD JEWS May 30, SWEENEY TODD May 30, THE TWITS May 31, RULES FOR LIVING July 8, JEW OF MALTA September 8, LET IT BE September 27, GYPSY November 28  

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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


Mamma Mia

Billy Elliot

Top Five - Current

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

Sweeney Todd

Death of a Salesman

Man and Superman


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