Oklahoma! (London)
Closed 2h 50m
Oklahoma! (London)
85

Oklahoma! (London) London Reviews and Tickets

85%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
73%
Mixed
14%
Negative
13%
Members say
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing, 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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Member Reviews (15)

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337 Reviews | 70 Followers
96
Disturbing, Exquisite

See it if you can get a ticket.

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

97 Reviews | 13 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"

34 Reviews | 2 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

24 Reviews | 2 Followers
85
Relevant, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like it when directors shake up a production so that you can see the material through a fresh pair of eyes.

Don't see it if You don’t like gun shots or being plunged into darkness (more than once!)

19 Reviews | 1 Follower
65
Quirky, Cliched, Clever

See it if you like Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals and don't mind a slight departure from the classic.

Don't see it if you want a classic interpretation, dislike modern dance, aren't willing to suspend disbelief throughout, or want better singing than acting. Read more

7 Reviews | 0 Followers
75
Dated, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like to see a well performed interpretation of a classic play. It is played in a more understated way than usual for Williams.

Don't see it if you want to see a so-called star performance. Adams doesn't devour the stage but acts as part of ensemble piece.

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
75
Indulgent, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You like an alternative take on a classic musical

Don't see it if You like traditional productions

5 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Refreshing, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if You want a fresh, modern take on a classic show

Don't see it if You may be affected by any of the content (check the trigger warnings) or if you want a grand, faithful production

Critic Reviews (8)

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 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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What's On Stage (UK)
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 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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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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