Theatre Reviews

Not only are we the best Theatre Bar and Restaurant in the West End, but we also have a set of the best Theatre Critics and Journalists ready to review whatever is new in the West End and Fringe.  If you would like to be reviewed, please contact us at events@phoenixartistclub.com. Our reviews are brought togther and edited by Joanne Corrigan, an Editor at BBC News for many years.

Barber Shop Chronicles Returns to London this summer!

Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre and a world tour, Inua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles comes to the Roundhouse this summer. Newsroom, political platform, local hotspot, confession box, preacher pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. These are places where the banter […]

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Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales in The Ginger Snapped, Leicester Square Theatre

“Showbiz glamour oozes from her constantly” RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 winner, Jinkx Monsoon, returns to the London stage with her frequent showbiz partner and collaborator, Major Scales, in a comedy cabaret based around the star’s latest album, The Ginger Snapped. Monsoon is no stranger to the UK crowd. She’s showcased her talents in various […]

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Sh!t-faced Showtime: Oliver with a Twist

Sell-out hit of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 returns to London – so consider yourself well in with the musical where one actor has got to sink a bottle or two before curtain up! Leicester Square Theatre, 27 March – 12 April PRESS NIGHT: Friday 29th March, 7pm “Cast smash it in drunken twist on Dickens… […]

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Waitress, Adelphi Theatre

“London doesn’t have another offering quite like this on the menu” When ‘Waitress’ was announced to be transferring to the West End, everyone was suddenly hungry for pie! Having been on Broadway since 2016, some even wondered whether the UK would get to see this ‘sweet’ show grace to London stage. Now, that day has […]

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LIPSTICK: A Fairytale of Iran, Omnibus Theatre (as part of the ’96 Festival)

“Uniquely told and poignant” The ’96 Festival has returned by popular demand to the Omnibus Theatre with more fantastic performances, productions and cabarets than ever before! For those who don’t know, the festival is named after the legendary Pride party that occurred on Clapham Common in 1996. The festival celebrates the queer community with performances […]

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Cheating Death, The Cockpit Theatre

Black comedy is an incredibly hard genre to write. Max Nowaz’s Cheating Death attempts to tackle it with a very intriguing premise but the final product stumbles a fair bit along the way. It’s 2009 – a depressing financial time for Britain (as projected through a radio announcement over the auditorium) and after waking up from being […]

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[titleofshow], Above The Stag Theatre

“[titleofshow] …deserves to come back again and again on the London fringe theatre scene” The musical-within-a-musical format is used throughout many different productions. The musical-about-writing-a-musical format, not as frequent, and nowadays can be a bit more of a compelling premise. [titleofshow] introduces us to Hunter and Jeff, a writing duo who try to put together […]

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Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre

“This heartwarming, 100-minute show is showing all of its peers what good, modern theatre looks like and we welcome it with open arms” New musicals, Broadway transfers, revivals and new renditions of classics are flying into the West End left, right and centre recently. But if one show deserves your attention, it’s Come From Away. […]

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Where Is Peter Rabbit? at Theatre Royal Haymarket this April!

Hop onto your seats and immerse yourself in the magical world of Beatrix Potter. Watch with delight as your favourite stories and most beloved characters are brought to life in this theatrical spectacular, with beautifully handcrafted puppets, enchanting original songs and a sprinkle of magic. Look out for the ferocious Mr. McGregor, reach heady heights […]

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& Juliet – A new pop musical coming to the West End in November. Tickets available here!

Romeo & Juliet final scene. Juliet picks up the dagger and….gets a life. & Juliet is the irreverent and fun-loving new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? And what if she got over Romeo by running off […]

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