Wicked (London)
Open run 2h 45m
Wicked (London)
87

Wicked (London) London Reviews and Tickets

87%
(437 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
7%
Negative
2%
Members say
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 (437)

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88 Reviews | 5 Followers
70
Ambitious, Great singing, Overrated

See it if you want to see a show with some iconic songs, great belts and a dash of comedy. Very child/teenager/family friendly.

Don't see it if you're going for the hype- you might be disappointed. It's also tough to feel immersed no matter where you sit in the cavernous Apollo.

57 Reviews | 4 Followers
50
Fluffy, Slow, Cliched

See it if You hated the book

Don't see it if You LOVED the book

48 Reviews | 4 Followers
79
Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You love a big musical extravaganza

Don't see it if You don't want to see something with too much fluff

46 Reviews | 3 Followers
90
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you love musicals

Don't see it if your expecting wizard of oz

46 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Must see, Great singing, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS SHOW. It is dazzling, breathtaking, and just a brilliant show. Full of fun but also emotional.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this show, it’s fun, it’s sad, it’s everything you possibly want with amazing music, costumes, set, everything

38 Reviews | 5 Followers
85
Must see, Epic, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you want to see the untold story of the witches of oz. This a great show for all the family and a must see for anyone visiting London.

Don't see it if dislike the wizard of oz and associated characters or mainstream mass market musicals.

38 Reviews | 1 Follower
70
Overrated, Great staging

See it if Big show, big voices

Don't see it if Plot focussed

36 Reviews | 1 Follower
80
Must see, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you love shows with a large ensemble, powerful songs and big sets and costumes.

Don't see it if you don't like dramatic musical numbers or want a more serious show.

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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