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The Best Plays in London | reviews, news & interviews

The Best Plays in London

The Best Plays in London

What to see where and until when: theartsdesk's stage tips

Tough but tender: Adrian Lester and Katy Sullivan in 'Cost of Living' at Hampstead Theatre until 9 March© Manuel Harlan

London is the theatre capital of the world, with more than 50 playhouses offering theatrical entertainment. From the mighty National Theatre to the West End, the small powerhouses of the Donmar Warehouse and the Almeida and out to the fringe theatres, it's hard to know which to turn. Our guide is here to help you sort the wheat from the chaff. Below is our selection of the best plays on in London right now, with links to our reviews for further elucidation.


Cost of Living, Hampstead Theatre ★★★★ Adrian Lester compels in new American drama about care and connection. Until 9 Mar

Counting Sheep, The Vaults ★★★★ Visceral recreation of an uprising from the directors of Belarus Free Theatre Until 17 Mar

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Palace Theatre ★★★★★ The continuing story of JK Rowling's witches and wizards works its magic onstage

Home, I'm Darling, Duke of York's Theatre ★★★★ - Katherine Parkinson rules the roost as National Theatre transfer hits the West End sweet spot. Until 13 Apr

Pinter Seven, Harold Pinter Theatre ★★★★ The season's closing pairing presents Danny Dyer and a radio revelation. Until 23 Apr

Superhoe, Royal Court ★★★★ Bright new monologue about coming of age in the Instagram era really rocks. Until 16 Feb

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Piccadilly Theatre ★★★★ Award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel retains its ingenuity and pathos. Until 27 Apr

The Price, Wyndham's Theatre ★★★★ David Suchet stands supreme in a powerful production of Arthur Miller's play of fraternal discord and past pain. Until 27 Apr

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