Wicked (London)
Ends May 2023 2h 45m
Wicked (London)
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Wicked (London) London Reviews and Tickets

89%
(207 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
Negative
0%
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Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

About the Show

Stephen Schwartz's long-running hit musical about the untold story of the Witches of Oz. 

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Member Reviews (207)

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38 Reviews | 0 Followers
70
Overrated, Great staging

See it if Big show, big voices

Don't see it if Plot focussed

29 Reviews | 8 Followers
95
Powerful, Must see, Resonant, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Wicked is powerful. Everything about it is incredible- the music, the book, the acting, etc.

Don't see it if This is a must-see show.

31 Reviews | 0 Followers
87
Great singing, Must see, Epic, Great staging

See it if You want to discover what happened before the Wizard of Oz with amazing singers, beautiful staging and outstanding music.

Don't see it if You can’t stand anything that’s green and anything close to witches !

27 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a top-notch show. Great songs, beautiful sets and costumes and insanely talented performers. Best "end-of-act-1" number ever

Don't see it if you want something smaller more intimate. To be fair, I just said that to write something here. Just go and see it.

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
50
Fluffy, Slow, Cliched

See it if You hated the book

Don't see it if You LOVED the book

21 Reviews | 3 Followers
90
Must see, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love a great show score - this one is exceptional.

Don't see it if you don't care for the fanciful and sometimes thought-provoking show.

21 Reviews | 1 Follower
79
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting

See it if young audiences are likely to enjoy this as their introduction to musicals. It's a fun show with a lot of heart and memorable songs.

Don't see it if probably wouldn't recommend for audiences outside the kids/young teens age bracket.

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
78
Must see, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like things light-hearted and a bit OTT. It's fun and different with excellent songs. A real family pleaser

Don't see it if You want something more serious. This is quite family oriented

Critic Reviews (5)

The Guardian (UK)
September 28th, 2006

“Although it has been a hit in New York, it seems all too typical of the modern Broadway musical: efficient, knowing and highly professional but more like a piece of industrial product than something that genuinely touches the heart or mind...’Wicked’ lapses into knowingness and moralism...Worse still, the musical decides it has to make a public statement about the importance of sisterhood...Admittedly, the show is well performed.”
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The Stage (UK)
September 28th, 2006

“Schwartz’s score, arguably his best so far, is an ebullient mix of grandiose anthems and lyrical ballads while Winnie Holzman’s book expertly blends fairytale whimsy with broad moral issues. Much of the appeal of the story is our recognition of so many memorable characters...A fine ensemble company fizzes with Broadway pizzazz.”
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The London Evening Standard
November 29th, 2017

“A solid West End favourite. We’re definitely not in Kansas anymore for this heartwarming prequel of ‘The Wizard of Oz’, showing us why the Wicked Witch of the West turned out to be such a meanie...It has some seriously heavyweight casting history...The show’s big banger is ‘Defying Gravity’...A must-see for anyone hoping to sample a modern musical classic.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 1st, 2009

“Unexpectedly witty, enjoyable though far from flawless...At times the show undoubtedly slips into the preachy, but mercifully Holzman's script keeps the gags coming...Schwartz's lyrics are occasionally touched with wit, but what he really specialises in are big gloopy power ballads that allow the two female leads to...soar...At times it's a bit of a mess - but it proves far more enjoyable than I had dared to hope, and deserves a wider audience than adolescent schoolgirls.”
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Time Out London
January 1st, 2015

“This stylish and bombastic musical still delivers, sailing over its patchy score thanks to a gravity-defying performance from its current leading lady Tucker...She's closely followed by Beck...The Tim Burton-inspired ensemble oscillate between the hypnotic and grotesque...As in classical ballet, this is all about the women and, even by previous lead Menzel's standards, they are in soaring form here.”
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