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Theatre reviews, tickets and offers – it’s your one-stop guide to plays and musicals in the West End and the best shows in London.

RIP Stephen Sondheim 1930-2021

The greatest lyricist and composer in musical theatre history has died aged 91. Read our last interview with him, from 2013.

Neil Gaiman: ‘I’m right in the middle of some weird kind of mainstream’

Neil Gaiman: ‘I’m right in the middle of some weird kind of mainstream’

From cult hero to one of the most successful writers on the planet, author Neil Gaiman has just conquered the West End with ‘The Ocean at the End of the...

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Redemption

Redemption

4 out of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I rocked up to The Big House theatre, a former frame factory nestled away on a side street in Islington…

De Beauvoir
The Drifters Girl

The Drifters Girl

2 out of 5 stars

Deeply cynical musical hagiography of The Drifters’ manager.

Charing Cross Road
Four Quartets

Four Quartets

4 out of 5 stars

Ralph Fiennes is the most literary and self-challenging of actor-directors…

Leicester Square
The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

3 out of 5 stars

At one point during a long, obnoxious speech comparing a fat lady’s body parts to various European countries, the actor breaks out and appeals to the...

Barbican

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Old Vic

Old Vic

The combination of double-Oscar winner Kevin Spacey and top producer David Liddiment at this 200-year-old Waterloo theatre continues to be a commercial success...

Young Vic

Young Vic

The Young Vic finally returned to its refurbished home in The Cut in 2007 with acclaimed community show ‘Tobias & the Angel’. As you would...

Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Hammersmith

A beacon of culture in Hammersmith, the Lyric's distinctive look is largely down to a fusion of the building's 1970s structure, the theatre's Victorian...

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