Hex London Reviews and Tickets

66%
(53 Ratings)
Positive
62%
Mixed
11%
Negative
27%
Members say
Enchanting, Entertaining, Confusing, Great singing, Clever

About the Show

Rufus Norris' musical reimagining of 'Sleeping Beauty' returns to the National Theatre for Christmas.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (53)

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Nic
561 Reviews | 99 Followers
82
Slow, Indulgent, Different, Funny, Ambitious

See it if you love dark fairy tales.

Don't see it if you need a show to be excellent. This was decent and interesting, but not top tier.

58 Reviews | 5 Followers
82
Funny, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You want a lovely, fun time at the theatre.

Don't see it if You want a cohesive story.

98 Reviews | 4 Followers
80
Silly, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You like silly humour and want an entertaining evening with a giggle

Don't see it if You are easily offended and don’t like silly humor

72 Reviews | 8 Followers
70
Quirky, Edgy, Dizzying, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You like shows that are pushing boundaries and completely bonkers.

Don't see it if You don’t like twists on traditional stories

85 Reviews | 7 Followers
70
Great dancing, Cruel, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You would like a quality show. Music, singing, dancing, book, staging ....all are at high standard.

Don't see it if I wouldn't recommend this to children. Act1 is good but act2 is scary and cruel from onset to near the end. Some kids left crying.

184 Reviews | 30 Followers
70
Refreshing, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if You love great singing and a crazy story

Don't see it if you love Disney

56 Reviews | 3 Followers
65
Confusing, Great singing, Great staging, Weird, Fun

See it if you like something a bit more unusual, and don't mind being a bit weirded out

Don't see it if you're looking for some narrative masterpiece with a well written score Read more

176 Reviews | 11 Followers
55
Fluffy, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if For a big musical production

Don't see it if You want a musical with songs you can hum

Critic Reviews (11)

BroadwayWorld
December 7th, 2022

" 'Hex' is an enjoyable family show, but is frustratingly bogged down by certain elements to be a real success."
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The London Evening Standard
December 8th, 2022

"Overall, though individual segments are presented with flair, it feels like 'Hex' is being made up as it goes along."
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The Guardian (UK)
December 7th, 2022

"A fabulous musical ... just a shame about the music. But there is so much originality, quirkiness and creative magic here that it puts us under its spell."
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The Times (UK)
December 7th, 2022

"This was an evening full of breathtaking effects...it was as opulent as a jewel-box. Never mind that the gem that it held wasn’t quite as beguiling."
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WhatsOnStage
December 7th, 2022

"It's that humanity the show needs. It's full of effects and enchantment, but it is only when Bert and Rose are kept firmly in view that it truly finds the extra level it seeks."
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The Stage (UK)
December 7th, 2022

"We’re so uninvested in their happy-ever-afters that none of it matters, and we’re left marvelling at the show for all the wrong reasons. So much effort and energy. So little point."
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Time Out London
December 7th, 2022

"This is an elaborate gingerbread castle of a show that's built on candyfloss-light foundations: lovely to look at, undeniably impressive, but doomed to collapse under the weight of its own overweening ambition."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
December 7th, 2022

" 'Hex' never quite wakes up to have its happy ending. There is still plenty to enjoy in 'Hex' that makes a trip to see it worthwhile. It also seems to be a show that has split opinion with many in the audience falling under its spell."
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