The SpongeBob Musical
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The SpongeBob Musical

The SpongeBob Musical London Reviews and Tickets

(63 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Clever

About the Show

The UK premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical based on the Nickelodeon TV show.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (63)

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82 Reviews | 2 Followers
Great singing, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You like the show

Don't see it if You don’t like shows for kids

55 Reviews | 5 Followers
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like Spongebob and all the nostalgia that this brings, lots of colour, funny jokes and acting spot on of the characters

Don't see it if you don’t like childish musicals and to have to deal with kids at the theatre

151 Reviews | 4 Followers
Feel good, Lively, Happy, Colourful, Vivid

See it if you want a family friendly show/like the cartoon Incredible performers Amazing choreography Silly fun, positive vibes, fab set & costumes.

Don't see it if you want a serious/traditional musical/not a SpongeBob fan.

157 Reviews | 20 Followers
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You have nostalgia around it. The actor's impression of SpongeBob is spot on.

Don't see it if You can't stand musicals targeting families with lots of kids in the audience.

198 Reviews | 37 Followers
Fluffy, Refreshing, Hilarious, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you have a child like spirit and used to watch the programme as a child

Don't see it if you don't like kid shows

69 Reviews | 5 Followers
Quirky, Clever, Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like a family show with heart and a mashup of musical styles and original songs in a joyful story with a message.

Don't see it if you have a strong hate against the Spongebob character family, prefer more complex storylines or more memorable songs.

55 Reviews | 0 Followers
Ambitious, Funny, Refreshing, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you have little ones that like spongebob the tv show or you have the nostalgia from watching it yourself as a kid

Don't see it if you’re looking for a show that will WOW you. if you go to the theatre a lot and have time to see it fine, other than that, wouldn’t bother

67 Reviews | 0 Followers
Bright, Energetic, Great for children, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if It's a great show for young kids, I loved seeing how happy it made them. Lots of imaginative design work, bright, clashing colours.

Don't see it if The music is all over the place in terms of quality, and the show feels rushed and cheap sadly.

Critic Reviews (6)

The London Evening Standard
August 4th, 2023

“The antics of this jaunty Aplysina Fistularis – yes, I looked it up – and his underwater mates don’t translate into a 150-minute musical...This stage musical isn’t cynical, just thin.”
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Time Out London
August 4th, 2023

“Kyle Jarrow’s relentlessly saccharine book is light on both suspense and laughs, and this production’s declamatory straight-to-audience acting style and cringey moments of innuendo don’t help on either count.”
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
August 3rd, 2023

“Critics adored the Broadway production and now that SpongeBob the Musical has made it to this side of the ocean it’s clear to see why. It’s an ingenious take on a beloved TV series, with super catchy tunes and a cast riding an energetic wave.”
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The Arts Desk
August 12th, 2023

“Stretched to a yawning 140 minutes, the repetition and diversions required to keep the narrative afloat sap one’s patience, particularly as the inevitable ending has been drifting towards us from the moment the impending cataclysm was announced.”
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The Independent (UK)
August 4th, 2023

“A musical based on an animated series about an underwater talking sponge isn’t going to be for everyone...This is not just a simple show about a (not) simple sponge – it’s an uplifting, sweet tale about friendship and the power of community. Underestimate it at your peril.”
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London Theatre
August 3rd, 2023

“ ‘The Spongebob Musical’ blows all expectations out of the water. This is a production that is certain to leave you with a smile on your face, no matter how old you are. An astonishingly talented cast provides an expertly performed adaption that will have you applauding a squirrel in a spacesuit”
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