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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.

‘After Life’ review‘After Life’ review

‘After Life’ review

5 out of 5 stars

The National Theatre returns with a beautiful, magical new show

South Bank
The best new London theatre for 2021 – shows not to miss

The best new London theatre for 2021 – shows not to miss

We won’t be seeing them for a few months, but hopefully the theatres will be open before long

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‘Doctor Who: Time Fracture’ review

‘Doctor Who: Time Fracture’ review

Combining sundry English obsessions including the Blitz, heavy drinking, and, of course, beloved time-hopping sci-fi serial ‘Doctor Who’,...

Mayfair
The Smartest Giant in Town

The Smartest Giant in Town

4 out of 5 stars

The Little Angel is back with this delightful Julia Donaldson adaptation.

Canonbury
After Life

After Life

5 out of 5 stars

A properly transcendent piece of theatre.

South Bank
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Other theatres may be hipper, slicker, starrier and physically warmer. But Shakespeare’s Globe is the beating heart of London...

South Bank
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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...