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London theatre reviews from US entertainment publication Variety.

A round-up of reviews from US entertainment industry bible Variety, covering London theatre.

Variety’s chief theatre critic for London is David Benedict.


Starlight Express at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre (2024)

"Wobbly Revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Roller-Skating Musical Never Hits Stride" "Might North London’s much-vaunted new version in a specifically…
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The Constituent at the The Old Vix (2024)

"James Corden Impresses in Timely but Contrived Political Play" "That James Corden would choose “The Constituent” for his return to…
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Romeo & Juliet at the Duke of York's Theatre (2024)

"Tom Holland-Led Production Is Hobbled by Director Jamie Lloyd’s Extreme Stylization" "The relationship is captivating. The energy flowing effortlessly between…
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Spirited Away at the London Coliseum (2024)

"Stage Version of the Oscar-Winning Animated Film Is Less Than the Sum of Its Impressive Parts" "... what this giant,…
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Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Wyndham's Theatre (2024)

"Patricia Clarkson Illuminates an Uneven West End Production" "The job of the conductor — or, rather, the director — is…
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Opening Night: A New Musical at the Gielgud Theatre (2024)

"Sheridan Smith’s Turn Cannot Save Ivo Van Hove and Rufus Wainwright’s Monotonous Musical Adaptation" "... where Cassavetes artfully constructed Myrtle…
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