Wicked (West End)
Open run 2h 45m
Wicked (West End)
89

Wicked (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

89%
(2192 Ratings)
Positive
92%
Mixed
5%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

About the Show

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

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52 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Amazing, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Phenomenal acting and singing with an amazing set. It’s a wonderful story and at times breathtaking. You’ll want to see it again and again

Don't see it if Nothing to really dislike

62 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Entertaining, Epic, Emotional, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if if you like The Wizard of Oz. I have seen it 7 times (so far, I expect many more), and this is and will always be my favourite show ever.

Don't see it if There are no good reasons not to see it, so buy the tickets and enjoy the show!

59 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Must see, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy bright, new musicals that still have a touch of the old show tune vibe, love the Wizard of Oz or can appreciate great singing!

Don't see it if You're not a fan of the Wizard of Oz, don't enjoy feel good girl power themes or like more of a deep plot.

63 Reviews | 4 Followers
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

98 Reviews | 4 Followers
95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Like traditional musicals where there is good and bad characters. Catchy songs and memories that leave with you.

Don't see it if You don’t like high note singing or loud musicals

56 Reviews | 1 Follower
95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see just how nice that do-called wicked witch of the west was! She was just misunderstood!

Don't see it if You believe everything you read or think you know!

55 Reviews | 5 Followers
95
Great singing, Intense, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you want be popular (if you know you know)

Don't see it if you are expecting a story about Dorothy

56 Reviews | 3 Followers
95
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You love a back story. Amazing score, brilliant set and costumes. Cast are amazing. It’s a classic for a reason! Great for all ages.

Don't see it if You dont like the wizard of oz.

Critic Reviews (6)

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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Tim Talks Theatre (UK)
November 11th, 2022

“Lucie Jones as Elphaba is amazing, her vocals are incredible...overall I personally think that Lucie [g]ave an outstanding performance...I give this production 5 stars, why didn’t I see it sooner!”
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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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