Oklahoma! (Young Vic)
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Oklahoma! (Young Vic)
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Oklahoma! (Young Vic) London Reviews and Tickets

83%
(33 Ratings)
Positive
85%
Mixed
6%
Negative
9%
Members say
Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing

About the Show

A bold award-winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical transfers to London.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (33)

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60 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like modernising musicals

Don't see it if you don't like it dark

54 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in a modern, relevant take on a classic with incredible performances and staging.

Don't see it if you are a theatre traditionalist.

334 Reviews | 21 Followers
100
Must see, Great staging, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if The way they have staged this show, and with the wonderful cast, is just incredible. Every bit as good as in New York.

Don't see it if You want a traditional Oklahoma!

122 Reviews | 17 Followers
100
Epic, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a classic explored in a totally new one, with fantastic new orchestrations and stunning performances

Don't see it if you've never asked yourself "what if oklahoma was sexy"

454 Reviews | 83 Followers
96
Disturbing, Exquisite

See it if you can get a ticket.

Don't see it if you have no manners. Read more

138 Reviews | 19 Followers
95
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Dizzying, Absorbing

See it if You want to see the poisoned heart of the USA laid bare.

Don't see it if you’re REALLY excited about My Fair Lady at ENO. Read more

Nic
624 Reviews | 108 Followers
90
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you love the idea of shining light on the the toxicity rife in the old classic. You get the hit songs without ignoring the problematic stuff

Don't see it if you don’t think there WAS problematic stuff in the original version, in which case, modern theater as a whole is probably not for you.

135 Reviews | 11 Followers
80
Great staging, Great singing, Mesmerising, Absorbing

See it if you want to explore a familiar story in a creative way, you love lively music and dance

Don't see it if you will find seating in the pitch-dark uncomfortable

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
May 6th, 2022

The score is rigorously interrogated by orchestrator Daniel Kluger and sounds utterly fresh. It’s a stunning reinvention by directors Daniel Fish and Jordan Fein, although their radicalism very occasionally feels laboured.
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Time Out London
May 6th, 2022

Crucially, it’s very well cast. If I have a criticism it’s that it’s all a bit meta. Nonetheless ... Fish has crafted something genuinely new and special from ‘Oklahoma!’, or perhaps excavated a truth about it that was there all along
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 6th, 2022

There’s sterling work across the board, with notables including Stavros Demetraki as the comically lecherous ... Ali Hakim ... and recent Olivier-winner Liza Sadovy as ... Aunt Eller. “Oklahoma, OK” runs that line in the famous title song. OK? Better than that. KO, knock-out.
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The Times (UK)
May 6th, 2022

It’s a musical of two halves. Listen with your eyes closed and you’ll have no grounds for complaint. It’s in terms of drama that directors Daniel Fish and Jordan Fein will provoke arguments. This is a radically reworked vision of a vintage show.
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WhatsOnStage
May 6th, 2022

It is the most thorough rethinking of Rodgers and Hammerstein that you are ever likely to see, a sensational reassessment of a classic show that both asserts its greatness and casts it in an entirely fresh light. I think it is a masterpiece.
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The Stage (UK)
May 6th, 2022

It’s Oklahoma! with a snarl, disassembled and put back together with deep suspicion. The production succeeds, really, in a number of stunning sequences and images rather than as a whole. This isn’t simply dusting off a classic or giving it a spit and polish, it’s a complete dismantling of the show.
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The Guardian (UK)
May 6th, 2022

It’s the supporting roles that make the strongest impression. Marisha Wallace electrifies as the frisky Ado Annie. It doesn’t all work ... But this is still a brave and invigorating show that effortlessly unearths the ugliness that has always glimmered beneath Oklahoma!’s beautiful morning.
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London Theatre
May 6th, 2022

Anoushka Lucas is stoic and alluring as Laurey, a perfect foil for the swirl of male energy around her. Arthur Darvill puts an Elvis Presley spin on Curly, and rather than go for broad strokes bully, he’s more calculated. It seems like a cliché to say that this show couldn’t be more timely.
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