Next to Normal (West End)
Ends Sep 2024 2h 5m
Next to Normal (West End)
90

Next to Normal (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

90%
(41 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
3%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great singing, Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Must see

About the Show

The West End transfer of this Tony Award-winning musical about a mother suffering from mental illness.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (41)

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76 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Edgy, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to think about how grief, loss and emotions are medicalised and enjoy seamlessly integrated music, songs, cast and staging

Don't see it if you want a typical musical or night out. This is a gut-punch of a musical. It explores grief, guilt, misuse of drugs, suicide, death & loss

67 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Intense, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you love well written score, lyrics and book all working in harmony to deliver a profound and sincere story of humanity and its hardships

Don't see it if you don’t like heavy hitting subject matter like grief, addiction and suicide being addressed, as this show is not for the faint of heart Read more

101 Reviews | 3 Followers
98
Must see, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want powerhouse performances and to feel all the emotions. It’s an incredible show with the best cast. Very special show.

Don't see it if You like fluffy shows or escapism. This is a true look at mental health and can be a tough watch.

62 Reviews | 7 Followers
98
Intelligent, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if want to see an amazing cast in a musical, which is completely different to most of the other musicals.

Don't see it if you only want to see classical and funny musicals. Read more

54 Reviews | 4 Followers
98
Resonant, Great acting, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You wish to see a masterfully written and acted portrayal of what it is like to live with mental health issues, that WILL leave you in tears

Don't see it if You don’t like modern rock musicals, or would prefer to see something lighter and happier.

356 Reviews | 95 Followers
93
Resonant, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if This is a powerful musical majestically performed. The cast is perfection.

Don't see it if There are a few clunky lyrics and forced rhymes, but the show’s utter sincerity and depth of feeling make it a must see.

109 Reviews | 12 Followers
81
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you can appreciate a musical that the lyrics creat narrative on original music. Numbers are not catchy but beautiful streams.

Don't see it if you like musical to have pre-known scores. Also avoid if you don’t like depressing, dark and serious themed story. Read more

177 Reviews | 6 Followers
80
Exciting score, Wonderful cast, Revealing exploration, Human resolve, Family dynamics

See it if you want to see sharp/clever writing. Acute awareness is used to illustrate the terrible effects of mental health/well being Joy pain humour

Don't see it if you find the subject of mental health/well being unsettling.

Critic Reviews (9)

BroadwayWorld
June 26th, 2024

"A musical like no other"
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The Times (UK)
June 27th, 2024

"a sumptuous musical about mental illness in suburbia"
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The Stage (UK)
June 27th, 2024

“Caissie Levy is phenomenal”
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
June 26th, 2024

"...this limited West End run is an unmissable opportunity"
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The Arts Desk
July 5th, 2024

"The musical, bold in conception, skilled in execution"
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Time Out London
June 27th, 2024

"Superb performances and a heart in the right place"
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WhatsOnStage
June 26th, 2024

"its treatment of mental illness feels more slapdash and non-specific than it needs to be"
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London Theatre
June 27th, 2024

"Kitt and Yorkey’s musical soars in the hands of such an accomplished and connected cast."
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