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London theatre reviews

Read our latest Time Out theatre reviews and find out what our London theatre team made of the city's new plays, musicals and theatre shows

By Andrzej Lukowski
The Last Five Years, Southwark Playhouse, 2020
Photograph: PAMELA RAITH

The Last Five Years

Theatre Musicals Southwark Playhouse, Elephant & Castle

Let’s talk about perspex, baby! Let’s also talk about this fine musical two-hander, triumphantly returning to Southwark Playhouse six months after it was taken off by lockdown. But first: perspex!

C-o-n-t-a-c-t, 2020
Photo by Pamela Raith


Theatre Outdoor theatres Monument, City of London

A charming headphones adventure in some of London’s most scenic spots.

Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre, 2020
Manuel Harlan

Beat the Devil

Theatre Drama Bridge Theatre, Tower Bridge

Bloody Covid. Bloody Tories. That’s pretty much the moral to ‘Beat the Devil’…

Helen Maybanks

‘Mamma Mia! The Party’ review

3 out of 5 stars
Theatre Interactive The O2, Greenwich Peninsula

For the price of a ticket to ‘Mamma Mia! The Party’, an immersive Abba-themed dinner experience set in a ropey taverna on an idyllic Greek island, you could fly out to an actual idyllic Greek island and probably find a ropey taverna playing Abba songs…

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