Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

The Young King

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Clever

About the show

The New Victory Theater presents Slingby's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's parable, which uses interactive stagecraft, puppetry, and live music to immerse you in an otherworldly kingdom. More…

Welcome, royal citizens! Industrious Denizens of the South, Rough Fisher-folk of the North, Gritty Prospectors of the West, Gruff Forest-folk of the East—have you a gift? Prepare for the coronation of the Young King! Experience The New Victory in a completely new way when the theater itself is transformed from entry to exit for this enchanting and epic story. Greet the newly crowned Young King, explore on foot the riches of the land, and take pleasure as you see, touch, and discover the magic and mystery of beautiful things! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

1h 20m | Already closed | The New Victory Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (8)


Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Clever
Avg Score

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you have children and want them to see a play with good messages. Nicely staged, children watch a young person mature.

Don't see it if you want a more developed drama. This is for children's shorter attention span. Children will also get to make paper crowns b4 show begins.

Disappointing, Seemed too long and dreary for kids, Disjointed charm

See it if Want a little peek bkstge of a big theatre, have kids 7-8, think all kids' theatre worth seeing.

Don't see it if You're ok w a lot of death, strange lighting, tiny hard-to-see puppets, a too-long morality tale, poor direction.

Also I was expecting soooo much more from the descriptions. There were atte... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you have children who enjoy clever theater crafts and beautiful images

Don't see it if your child is younger than 8 years old.


See it if You like a simple morality tale. Wilde's short story is enjoyable for children and adults. The activities before the show were sweet.

Don't see it if aN

Delightful, Enchanting, Confusing, Great writing, Slow

See it if you enjoy the magic and the language of Oscar Wilde stories; have kids and would like an immersive theater experience

Don't see it if you do not appreciate traditional story-telling or get bored with slow paced stories

Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you love Oscar Wilde.

Don't see it if you want superficial entertainment.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you have kids who like enchanting theatre.

Don't see it if if you don't like children's theatre.

Entertaining, Relevant, Disappointing, Sweet

See it if Your kids are 6-10 or thereabouts and have the patience to be told a rambling story with engaging lead-in activities and good narration.

Don't see it if You actually want your kids to come away with a sense of the human cost of luxury goods and a yearning to be better people.

Also The changes they've made to the Wilde story were a little shocking to ... Read more Read less

October 17th, 2017
“'The Young King' gave us an opportunity to discuss privilege, power, responsibility in a context to which (children) can relate...There was nothing saccharine or simple about the production...It asked a lot of the audience, it did not spoon-feed or pander to the lowest common denominator...My on...
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October 17th, 2017
"Definitely a unique experience we will never forget!...Although the story is easy to follow, some of the language is a bit complex for kids...This unique and inventive show really makes you feel like you are part of what’s going on. Together with a thought-provoking story, it’s hands-down an irr...
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February 29th, 2016
for a previous production "An enchanting adaptation...The entire visual aspect of this production is sensational, and just you wait for the final reveal...Overton's performance is superb and memorable, but this production relies on the combined efforts of all concerned...It takes the efforts of all of these elements, the ...
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February 27th, 2016
for a previous production "The story is of absolute relevance today...Wilde's short story is given the kiss of life through Packer's application of theatrical magic...Grant entices a delightful score from the piano, and you are in the court of the incorporeally haunt a palace...Yet in the opening scenes, the yo...
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